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Ginny Deerin “Drives” Her Message For Mayor Of Charleston

CANDIDATE HOPES INFRASTRUCTURE PUSH PAYS DIVIDENDS AT THE POLLS || By FITSNEWS || One of the candidates for mayor of Charleston, S.C. made the city’s infrastructure issues part of her formal filing for office. Ginny Deerin – a nonprofit director who ran unsuccessfully for S.C. Secretary of State last year…

CANDIDATE HOPES INFRASTRUCTURE PUSH PAYS DIVIDENDS AT THE POLLS

|| By FITSNEWS || One of the candidates for mayor of Charleston, S.C. made the city’s infrastructure issues part of her formal filing for office.

Ginny Deerin – a nonprofit director who ran unsuccessfully for S.C. Secretary of State last year – drove herself across town from her home in West Ashley to file the paperwork to run for mayor.

“It’s official! After sitting in traffic on Ashley River Road, hitting some potholes and looking for parking, I’m formally filing my candidacy for Mayor of Charleston,” Deerin said. “I’m running for mayor to preserve and protect the Charleston we love, and that starts with comprehensive and bold action on transportation so we’re not all stuck in traffic.  I am the only candidate with a transportation plan for Charleston.  My experience points to a record of thinking big and getting things done – which is exactly the approach I’ll take as a candidate and as a mayor.”

Clever …

Worth considering, though?  Charleston has received a disproportionate share of state road funding in recent years.  In fact one powerful state Senator recently said lawmakers in Columbia, S.C. had been “force feeding asphalt to the coast, while the Upstate and many rural areas starve.”

That’s true …

So the fact Charleston is still having infrastructure problems ought to tell you a little bit about how poorly this particular core function of government has been managed.

Anyway, Deerin is one of six candidates seeking the post.

The frontrunner?  S.C. Rep. Leon Stavrinakis – who is known affectionally around the Palmetto State House as “short stack.” In fact the diminutive Stavrinakis has already reportedly reached out to S.C. Rep. Jimmy Merrill and offered him a position as chief of staff in the event he wins the election.

Also campaigning?  Businessman John Tecklenburg, Charleston city councilman William Dudley Gregorie, businessman and community leader Maurice Washington and former city councilman Paul Tinkler.

Joe Riley has served as Charleston’s mayor since December 1975.  The 72-year-old politician announced last year he would step down at the end of this – his tenth term.

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30 comments

TontoBubbaGoldstein August 10, 2015 at 1:38 pm

This race needs Kwadjo Campbell to um light things up.

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Carpetbagger August 10, 2015 at 1:45 pm

Shouldn’t she be running for mayor of Sullivan’s Island?

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Judgement issue out the gate August 10, 2015 at 1:49 pm

The fact that she has obviously paid FITSNews to run this propaganda BS not only places her intelligence into question, it sullies her character.

Lot of political caracesses produced by this website. Far more losers than winners.

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Where is Ginny's Airplane? August 10, 2015 at 2:52 pm

Did she say to mind her wood?

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CNSYD August 10, 2015 at 3:24 pm

Folks plays for pay? Who knew?

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jimlewisowb August 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm

It is now 1:59 PM on Monday, August 10, 2015 and fitsnews has not post a single story on the future VPOTUS since 11:59AM on Friday, Jul 31, 2015

The People want to know, where the hell is Nikki and what the fuck is she doing to secure her well deserved place in History

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shifty henry August 10, 2015 at 2:23 pm

WOW..!!

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CorruptionInColumbia August 10, 2015 at 3:09 pm

… prolly fuckin’ whoever and whenever that promises her a leg up on VP or other desired appointment, like ambassador to India…

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erneba August 10, 2015 at 2:16 pm

This is kinda like, “if you live outside Charleston, who cares.”
But, it seems she is the man for the job.

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The Colonel August 10, 2015 at 2:28 pm

She’s at least as much of a man as Riley is.

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vicupstate August 10, 2015 at 10:00 pm

Which makes her twice the man you are.

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9" August 10, 2015 at 2:30 pm

But I’m afraid of Dykes …

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jimlewisowb August 10, 2015 at 2:38 pm

The one they got around New Orleans is fairly large but have not read of anyone being afraid of it

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Unemployed Dykes August 10, 2015 at 2:50 pm

I don’t know, the last time shit hit the fan that dyke didn’t work.

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Soft Sigh from Hell August 10, 2015 at 6:56 pm

Yep, and the US Army Corps of Engineers escaped with their jobs anyway.

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Halfvast Conspirator August 10, 2015 at 5:50 pm Reply
CorruptionInColumbia August 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm

What was it? Other than what looked like some rather shapely and attractive female leg at the very beginning, I didn’t get anything but some lights, wind noise, and the most irritating, exaggerated, laughter ever heard.

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shifty henry August 10, 2015 at 9:02 pm

it must have meant something to somebody, but what — and who?

CorruptionInColumbia August 10, 2015 at 3:16 pm

I like the ones that are really fem or reasonably fem. When I was in Elementary School, our teacher read us a story about this little boy who stuck his peter in the dyke. Apparently it made her really wet and the people in his village cheered him for doing that. I believed that story and wanted to be like that little boy ever since I heard it. Been trying to find a dyke that will let me stick my peter in her ever since with no luck.
:’-(

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shifty henry August 10, 2015 at 8:58 pm

now cut that out..!!

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SYNTwist August 10, 2015 at 9:47 pm

ROTFLMAO!

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Bill Brasky August 10, 2015 at 3:04 pm

Pass.

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Charlestonian August 10, 2015 at 3:10 pm

She lives on Sullivan’s Island, not West Ashley. Which, by the way, is not in city limits. She “rented” a townhouse West Ashley so she could run…best Charleston can do? Also her transportation “plan” looks like a political prop and would cost at least $1.5 BILLION. Who foots that bill?

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CorruptionInColumbia August 10, 2015 at 3:19 pm

Isn’t Ginny asshole buds with Jenny Sanford? That right there should be enough to remove her from serious consideration.

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Charleston Sucks August 10, 2015 at 3:49 pm

Yep. She would give her lover Jenny a job if elected. Charleston needs a black mayor.

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Tazmaniac August 10, 2015 at 3:59 pm

Frankly, I’m very surprised someone hasn’t tried to cash in on this year’s horiffic, racially motivated incident for the political capital needed for the coup. I guess millions of dollars of Federal largess doesn’t buy what it used to.

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vicupstate August 10, 2015 at 10:07 pm

I think the fact that officials of the government not being involved made it a horse of a different color.

Some screwed up kid that didn’t even live there, isn’t exactly the same as a paid public employee preforming their official duties.

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E Norma Scok August 10, 2015 at 3:37 pm

“My experience points to a record of thinking big and getting things done”

lulz..except winning elections.

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Tradd Saint Croix August 10, 2015 at 7:55 pm

Infrastructure improvements should be a priority for any candidate running for mayor, after Joe Riley ignored infrastructure for years in order to build his legacy projects. Ruptured gas and water lines are a daily occurrence in Charleston. When the gas lines rupture, the fire dept responds until SCE&G can make the repairs. Some of the pipes are over 100 years old and have been buried in the salt water mud that is only a few feet below the street surface. When Charleston has its next major earthquake (a 6 to 7 on the Richter scale) the pipes will rupture, releasing explosive gas into the air. The city will be so overwhelmed by the extensive damage and building collapses that it will be unable to make emergency gas line repairs before the fires start. Ruptured gas lines, fires, and historic buildings after an earthquake will result in a nightmare scenario. I applaud Ginny for addressing infrastructure improvements.

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vicupstate August 10, 2015 at 10:04 pm

Actually, gas lines would be SCE&G’s domain, not the city’s. Nice try though.

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