THE STATUS QUO HAS A “PLAN C”
Todd Atwater is a “Republican” member of the S.C. House of Representatives. He was elected in 2010 to represent District 87, which is located in Lexington County (the seat formerly held by Nikki Haley). A fiscal liberal, Atwater has consistently backed higher taxes and bigger government.
Why are we telling you all this? Because according to our sources, Atwater – a former status quo lobbyist and special interest operative extraordinaire – is plotting a campaign for statewide office in 2018.
In fact Atwater nearly ran for lieutenant governor in 2014, but opted against it when Haley’s chosen No. 2 Pat McKinney got into the race.
He’s not waiting this go-round, we’re told …
If Atwater opts for governor, he’ll become part of a very crowded field. Numerous high-profile names are said to be eyeing the seat, and if even half of the prospective candidates follow through and enter the race – it’s going to be a hugely entertaining, expensive affair.
How could a third-term state lawmaker like Atwater hope to be competitive in such a race? Money.
This guy is joined at the hip with the Palmetto State’s wealthiest, most entrenched special interests. For years he advanced their agendas as a paid hack, now he’s advancing their interests inside the legislature.
Make no mistake, they will reward him if he runs …