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Former SC Lawmaker Eyes Lowcountry Senate Seat

ANNE PETERSON HUTTO CONTEMPLATES BID … AS A “REPUBLICAN” || By FITSNEWS || Former S.C. Rep. Anne Peterson Hutto is seriously considering a bid for the State Senate … as a “Republican.” Hutto – who won a GOP-leaning district in 2008 (as a Democrat) – is considering campaigning for the State…

ANNE PETERSON HUTTO CONTEMPLATES BID … AS A “REPUBLICAN”

|| By FITSNEWS || Former S.C. Rep. Anne Peterson Hutto is seriously considering a bid for the State Senate … as a “Republican.”

Hutto – who won a GOP-leaning district in 2008 (as a Democrat) – is considering campaigning for the State Senate seat being vacated next year by S.C. Senator Paul Thurmond.

Earlier this week Thurmond announced his intention to step down at the end of his term – citing family obligations and a reevaluation of his priorities in the aftermath of the “Holy City Massacre,” a tragic, racially motivated church shooting that took place two months ago in Charleston.

Hutto – who became a successful State House lobbyist after losing her seat in the GOP wave election of 2010 – arguably wields more influence in Columbia, S.C. today than she ever did as a lawmaker.

“She’s very well-liked, very well-respected on both sides of the aisle,” one GOP Senator told FITS. “Supremely knowledgable on the issues, adept at communicating, tactically inventive. I enjoy working with her.”

Hutto is also exceedingly well-connected in both GOP and Democratic circles – meaning her candidacy would likely be well-funded.

Democrats grumbled – but conceded Hutto’s party-switching wasn’t exactly a giant ideological leap.

“She was never really one of us to begin with,” a former party operative told FITS. “No dyed-in-the-wool Democrat was ever going to win that district.”

Also said to be eyeing Thurmond’s seat?  S.C. Rep. Peter McCoy – who defeated Hutto in 2010.

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10 comments

Real Reason August 12, 2015 at 1:35 pm

FBI asking questions.

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Rocky Verdad August 12, 2015 at 2:26 pm

I guess she’s OK, but not sure I’d want to wake up to that smile. Can we get a below the chin shot please?

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dwb619 August 12, 2015 at 2:32 pm

I ,too, shall withhold my endorsement, pending a “rating of the rack”!
YOU BETCHA!
I can see Fountain Inn from my house.

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Kidnapping Perv August 12, 2015 at 2:50 pm

Don’t worry, I have a feeling if she woke up next to you, the last thing you’d have to worry about is a smile.

You’d probably better be making sure she can’t get ahold of a cell phone to call 911 and report you for rape. Because that’s likely the only way you can get close to any woman, or man you’d want to do.

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Rocky Verdad August 12, 2015 at 4:13 pm

Like +10

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shifty henry August 12, 2015 at 9:17 pm

lookin’ for some cleavage, are ya’..??

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Toyota Kaswaski August 12, 2015 at 4:10 pm

great another triple name PSYCHO switching parties like she does batting stance.

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west_rhino August 13, 2015 at 11:56 am

John Steniberger, Wallace Scarborough, Walter Hundley, Sue Edwards and Gene Platt are far more worthy than the RINOs dabbling at Senate 41. But I digress.

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west_rhino August 13, 2015 at 11:57 am

Maybe Mr. Capps’ favorite Lynn Seithel would do well.

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