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Jockeying For Chip Limehouse’s Seat Already Underway

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|| By FITSNEWS || We already knew fiscally liberal S.C. Rep. Chip Limehouse was going to face a credible primary opponent in 2016 if he ran for another term representing S.C. House District 110.

Russell Guerard – who would have beaten Limehouse in 2014 were it not for a last-minute attack mailing – indicated months ago that he is seeking the seat.

Now that Limehouse has announced he will not seek reelection in 2016, though, we expect a flood of candidates to emerge.

In fact two attorneys – Charleston, S.C. personal injury lawyer Eddie Phipps and corporate/ environmental attorney Mike Seekings – are said to be contemplating candidacies.

Seekings is a Charleston city councilman recently described by the local alternative paper as “part of the reason why Charleston is an oasis of sanity in a desert of Red State politicking.”

Hmmm …

The paper also referred to him as “a progressive who loves bikes, preservation, and infill development.”

Ah yes … “progressives” running as “Republicans.”  And we wonder why there’s no real difference between the two major parties in this state? 

Anyway, stay tuned to FITS. As we hear additional names for this seat, we’ll be sure to let you know.

Filing for all S.C. House and Senate elections begins next March, with party primaries (and runoff elections) held in June and general elections held in November.

Pic: Travis Bell Photography

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