SC

Cameron Runyan Gears Up

|| By FITSNEWS || It’s no secret lots of Columbia, S.C. residents are unhappy with Cameron Runyan. When he first ran for a seat on the council of South Carolina’s capital city he was an unabashed liberal – the hand-picked pet of corrupt, tax-hiking “mayorhood” Steve Benjamin. During most of his tenure Runyan…

|| By FITSNEWS || It’s no secret lots of Columbia, S.C. residents are unhappy with Cameron Runyan. When he first ran for a seat on the council of South Carolina’s capital city he was an unabashed liberal – the hand-picked pet of corrupt, tax-hiking “mayorhood” Steve Benjamin.

During most of his tenure Runyan – along with Brian DeQuincey Newman and the ever-clueless Sam Davis – was a pocket vote for Benjamin, bringing you “good government” like the $40 million in government funding for a baseball stadium, increased water and sewer rates, and increases on most fees that the city can impose.

But Runyan has apparently experienced a conversion. For starters, he now tells people he has “always been a Republican” – to the extent you feel there’s a difference between the parties (we don’t).

Sources tell FITS Runyan has hired veteran GOP consultant Bob McAlister to advise him on his race – presumably to turn out all of the socially conservative Republicans in Columbia (all five of them).

We think Runyan is going to lose big time … but McAlister’s efforts on Runyan’s behalf are likely to be well-funded by the candidate’s wealthy trial lawyer family.

Several candidates have already announced they are running for city council – including a former small-town mayor, perpetual candidate Joe Azar and local businessman John Adams.  We’re also told Benjamin – knowing he can no longer count on Runyan’s obeisance – has a “plant” in the race ready to file against the incumbent councilman, a theater owner named Andy Smith.

In other words, Benjamin is already making plans to make sure the kleptocrocy that is city government in Columbia will move forward full steam ahead.  Oh, and city elections are invariably low turnout affairs – with total voter participation usually in the teens – meaning establishment candidates enjoy a decided advantage over those seeking to challenge the status quo.

***

Related posts

SC

News Flash: Jesus Is Not Your Boyfriend

Will Folks
SC

Upstate Elementary School Sexual Assault Case Headed For Trial

Will Folks
SC

Palmetto Past & Present: South Carolina’s ‘Buckeye Rebel’

Mark Powell

7 comments

Fecal Matters August 27, 2015 at 9:46 am

I don’t like Runyan, but if he’s willing to go against the Benjamin grain, I will vote for him. If Benjamin wants Andy Smith in the seat, he will find a way to get him there though. Whether it’s booze for votes or another McBride vote rigging routine.

Reply
truthmonger August 28, 2015 at 3:14 am

Runyan has his lips affixed to Lott’s ass, and Lott’s Machine will be working overtime for Runyan. Geeze, it’s like the Mob…. two families (the Lott familia and the Benjamin familia) fighting over the same turf. Either way, the public loses….

Reply
Fecal Matters August 28, 2015 at 10:43 am

It’s a variable Human Centipede

Reply
Cube Warrior August 27, 2015 at 11:20 am

I’m sorry, but all I know is that Runyan voted against an increase in the city franchise fee (aka another SCE&G rate hike)….and Benjamin (the guy who frequents strip clubs and uses prostitutes on the tax payer dime) doesn’t like him anymore. I’m voting for Runyan.

Reply
lauradrobinsons August 28, 2015 at 7:55 am

W?rk at H?me Special Report……….After earning an average of 19952 Dollars monthly,I’m finally getting 98 Dollars an hour,It’s time to take some action and you can join it too.It is simple,dedicated and easy way to get rich.Three weeks from now you will wishyou have started today – I promise!…uo………..

???? http://supermostsearchworkzone/key1/point2/…. ???????????????????????????????????

Reply
utah August 27, 2015 at 2:25 pm

Why did you leave out Howard Duvall’s name as a candidate?

Reply
Bingo August 27, 2015 at 11:54 pm

First mistake is hiring old geezer McAlister. Bobs been retiring for years and is out of touch.

Reply

Leave a Comment