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Another SC Senator Could Be Resigning

UPSTATE “REPUBLICAN” SAID TO BE CLOSE TO STEPPING DOWN || By FITSNEWS || A third South Carolina State Senator could be on the verge of announcing their intention to step down at the end of the four-year term expiring in 2016. Earlier this month two State Senators – Joel Lourie…

UPSTATE “REPUBLICAN” SAID TO BE CLOSE TO STEPPING DOWN

|| By FITSNEWS || A third South Carolina State Senator could be on the verge of announcing their intention to step down at the end of the four-year term expiring in 2016.

Earlier this month two State Senators – Joel Lourie of Columbia and Paul Thurmond of Charleston – announced they would not seek reelection in 2016.  The announcements took Palmetto political insiders by surprise seeing as neither lawmaker was in any real danger of losing their seat.

Also Lourie, 52, and Thurmond, 39, were seen as being in the prime of their political careers – which were built on foundations laid by their famous fathers, former S.C. Senate leader Isadore Lourie and longtime U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond.

Anyway … who is the third State Senator?

Good question …

Sources familiar with the lawmaker in question will only say he is a “Republican” who hails from the Upstate region of South Carolina – and that we’ll be informed when (and if) a decision is made.

State Senators are elected every four years – coinciding with presidential elections.  State Representatives are elected every two years, while the state’s constitutional officers (governor, lieutenant governor, etc.) are elected every four years coinciding with the national midterm elections.

As they say … “developing.”

Pic: Travis Bell Photography

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17 comments

jimlewisowb August 14, 2015 at 8:43 am

Hey momma, no need to buy the gallon size roach kill just get the half gallon, the little sons of bitches are running out of the kitchen into the back yard, something has got the eight kneed bastards upset —-

Fucking Cockroaches

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southmauldin August 14, 2015 at 8:51 am

Problem is, Jim, you have eight more roaches and roachettes willing to take their daddy’s place in the House or Senate. You might want to pick up two gallons.

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Soft Sigh from Hell August 14, 2015 at 4:49 pm

“eight kneed bastard”

Six, not that that gives them any redemption.

Eight would be spiders, and some of them are quite useful in getting rid of pests, far more than we can say for the typical statehouse floor crawler.

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jimlewisowb August 14, 2015 at 6:55 pm

thanks, I forgot the “teen”

http://www.roachcom.net/rofacts/

Cockroaches have 6 legs and least 18 knees!!!

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vicupstate August 14, 2015 at 8:59 am

Thurmond and Lourie did NOT resign.

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Bible Thumper August 14, 2015 at 9:02 am

You’re right. They abdicated.

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vicupstate August 14, 2015 at 9:05 am

No King Edward VII did that.

BTW, in less than a month Q.E. II surpasses Queen Victoria as the longest reigning British monarch.

Feel free to impress your friends with that knowledge.

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Bible Thumper August 14, 2015 at 9:07 am

Their offices were both inherited by the eldest son.

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Diogenes August 14, 2015 at 11:46 am

…that we know of.

CorruptionInColumbia August 14, 2015 at 9:14 am

I hope it’s Mike Fair. That the people of the Upstate have voted that anachronism into office this long is a disgrace upon them.

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vicupstate August 14, 2015 at 9:38 am

Let’s hope it is Mike Fair or that more recent Senate doofus Corbin.

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RogueElephant August 14, 2015 at 9:47 am

Great news, three more steps up the seniority ladder for my favorite senator. Four more years Katrina. YES.

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sparklecity August 14, 2015 at 11:15 am

Please let it be Corbin or Bright
But odds are Bright ain’t going nowhere cause he needs the money and graft.
Corbin does mow lawns for a living (or by the looks of him someone else does the actual work) so he has something to fall back on.
Either way all of them are set up for the retirement benefits (so I understand)

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Scrappy August 14, 2015 at 1:24 pm

My guess is that some of these resignations may have something to do with the corruption probe more so than the needing to “Spend more time with the family” crap.

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Alice August 14, 2015 at 4:07 pm

Probably Kevin Bryant. His “college hottie” has been talking for a while. Let him whistle Jesus tunes while his wife bitch-slaps that little tramp!

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dwb619 August 14, 2015 at 11:14 pm

Photo’s please!

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Beartrkkr August 15, 2015 at 11:55 pm

Please let it be Bright!

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