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Jockeying For Chip Limehouse’s Seat Already Underway

|| 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…

|| 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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8 comments

TontoBubbaGoldstein September 30, 2015 at 11:02 am

“Jockeying”, eh?

If, in Charleston there was just one libertarian leaning, polo player with previous political experience and a last name well known to the electorate….

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Bible Thumper September 30, 2015 at 11:04 am

Aren’t they all lawyers? Can’t we find a used car salesman to run?

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pass the plate September 30, 2015 at 11:10 am

And a black preacher?

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shifty henry September 30, 2015 at 11:41 am

— or a black, lesbian nun?

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Conservative values September 30, 2015 at 3:49 pm

Why are you on Seekings case Fits?

Hell out of one side of you mouth you claim to back a noninterventionist foreign policy.

Out of the other you’re making nice with Ted Cruz a guy who takes no back seat to McCain and Lindsay in wanting to stir up a war in the Midfle East.

That glass house you live in doesn’t leave you in too good a position to criticize anyone else for consistency in their adherence to,

“Conservative values.”

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nitrat September 30, 2015 at 4:57 pm

There’s more than one person writing. Watch the by-lines. When its Will Folks, it says Will Folks & the rest of the time its fitsnews – and, that explains some of the schizophrenia.

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Angela Parker October 1, 2015 at 5:01 am

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Upcountry Fiddler October 2, 2015 at 11:14 am

Paul Thurmond. He’s moving into the district and leaving his current seat from James Island.

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