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The Return Of E.W. Cromartie?

COLUMBIA’S CORRUPT EX-COUNCILMAN IS BACK … || By FITSNEWS || Ever since our founding editor moved his family and his business out of downtown Columbia, S.C., he’s been far less obsessed with stopping the non-stop scamming going down in South Carolina’s capital city. We still cover it from time to time, but Columbia…

COLUMBIA’S CORRUPT EX-COUNCILMAN IS BACK …

|| By FITSNEWS || Ever since our founding editor moved his family and his business out of downtown Columbia, S.C., he’s been far less obsessed with stopping the non-stop scamming going down in South Carolina’s capital city.

We still cover it from time to time, but Columbia is basically just like any other ethically challenged Palmetto State municipality to us now … worth only the occasional kick in the ass (usually when state or federal politicians are involved).

Anyway, one of the most corrupt local officials we ever covered was former Columbia councilman E.W. Cromartie – whose three-decade career came to an ignominious end in 2010 when he went down on federal tax charges.

Well, we thought his career had come to an end …

It turns out the 69-year-old politician is back … and while he’s not seeking office himself this go-round, he’s reportedly the power behind the scenes of local pastor Ed McDowell‘s city council campaign.

McDowell, 66, is running against incumbent Brian Newman in this November’s city elections.

“It’s not anything negative towards the councilman,” McDowell recently told The (Columbia, S.C.) Free Times.  “This is something I didn’t seek.  I had persons within the district to approach me about the possibility of doing this.”

“Persons” like, Cromartie …

Multiple sources familiar with McDowell’s bid say it’s “all about E.W.,” that Cromartie is really the driving force behind this “shadow candidacy.”

“E.W. wants back in,” one of the sources told us.  “He’s the one making moves in this race – and making promises if his guy wins.”

Again, we don’t have a dog in this fight.  The city of Columbia is beyond screwed as far as we’re concerned.  It’s just interesting to know the puppets from the puppet masters, that’s all.

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14 comments

shifty henry July 19, 2015 at 5:04 pm

Well, his hot, roasted peanuts are very good…..

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jimlewisgowb July 19, 2015 at 7:21 pm

10+

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vicupstate July 20, 2015 at 8:55 am

That’s Cromer’s not Cromartie’s.

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shifty henry July 20, 2015 at 10:04 am

Thank you, Vic, but ….. it’s a joke..!!

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luke July 19, 2015 at 6:36 pm

He, cromartie, wants his “mother’s handicap” parking space back.

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Soft Sigh from Hell July 19, 2015 at 7:42 pm

Like a bad penny.

What next? Metts?

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Squishy123 July 19, 2015 at 8:55 pm

Maybe Danny Frazier can make a comeback, he’s been quiet for about six months… so he should be good to go in Lexington County.

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Squishy123 July 19, 2015 at 7:49 pm

Good for him, he’s what Columbia needs. I moved out years ago and if the city or county votes in these fucking people they get what they deserve. E.W. Cromartie would be just what Columbia deserves.

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Vichapte July 20, 2015 at 4:05 am

Super media job 680.98$/day

>v

http://www.World Media Point Network//Digital //Money

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Billy Blue July 19, 2015 at 9:20 pm

Man you’ll print anything Greg Foster tells you.

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$$$ July 19, 2015 at 9:26 pm

clickbait=$$$

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Darrin! July 19, 2015 at 9:25 pm

“Ever since our founding editor moved his family and his business out of downtown Columbia, S.C”

Your business? As far as I can tell your “business” consists of a computer and one room in your house that may or may not contain a chicken.

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Asstounded July 20, 2015 at 9:36 am

One more piece of Mayor T-Bone’s “One Columbia”
“Come Swim in Our Sewage.” Yay!!

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moderate July 21, 2015 at 2:03 pm

I just remember the unintelligible commercials for his law firm.

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