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Congressional Cash Report: Trey Gowdy Isn’t Even Trying

Those rumors that Trey Gowdy isn’t running for Congress again?  The ones he denied? Yeah. Prepare for them to start picking up steam again … Gowdy raised a meager $20,139 in the third quarter of 2015, according to campaign finance data filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC).  Meanwhile he spent…

Those rumors that Trey Gowdy isn’t running for Congress again?  The ones he denied?

Yeah. Prepare for them to start picking up steam again …

Gowdy raised a meager $20,139 in the third quarter of 2015, according to campaign finance data filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC).  Meanwhile he spent nearly three times that amount – $56,807 – which resulted in his cash on hand for the forthcoming election cycle dropping to just $315,366.

Those numbers are the latest data supporting the contention that Gowdy is preparing to leave Washington, D.C. – perhaps for a seat on the S.C. Supreme Court (as the GOP-controlled legislative leadership’s top choice for chief justice).

Gowdy – who represents South Carolina’s fourth congressional district – has gained national attention with his leadership of the U.S. House committee that’s investigating Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton.  As such, his name was recently floated as a possible candidate for GOP “majority” leader earlier this month – but he quickly took himself out of the running for that position.

Gowdy’s name is also mentioned in connection with a possible 2018 gubernatorial run in South Carolina …

Where will Gowdy land?  It’s not clear … but it looks increasingly as though his days in the nation’s capital are numbered.

(Pic via Clemson)

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38 comments

The Year Of The Hairdos October 19, 2015 at 5:20 pm

The far righties sure like him. I thought his buddy, Mulvaney, was going to run for Gov?

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Elfego October 19, 2015 at 5:50 pm

Let me hear you boo the name of God . So I can tell if you really are a Democrat!

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Boo God October 20, 2015 at 1:10 pm

Why not? I’ll be the one to fulfill your deranged fantasy.

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nitrat October 19, 2015 at 6:09 pm

Would he not have to move to South Carolina to do that?

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CorruptionInColumbia October 19, 2015 at 5:24 pm

He’d be a welcomed respite from the Queen Mother Of All Corruption In SC, but I think his talents would be wasted here. How about he replace that clusterphuck Boener as Speaker?

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PointyHead October 19, 2015 at 6:29 pm

What are these ‘talents’ you people speak of?
Pulling in suckers like you with pretend ‘investigations’?
Wasting time and taxpayers’ money for his own publicity?
Trying to find a hairdo that doesn’t make him look like strange, elfin fruit?

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CorruptionInColumbia October 19, 2015 at 6:52 pm

Are you mad because he has damaged Hildabeast’s chsnces by probing her?

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Same 'ol Same 'ol October 19, 2015 at 7:36 pm

Mother of god, stop putting that image out there.

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CorruptionInColumbia October 20, 2015 at 9:19 am

Sorry. Sometimes my choice of words isn’t always the best.

Hillary October 20, 2015 at 9:31 am

Trey Gowdy probed me and I think I liked it!

PointyHead October 19, 2015 at 7:44 pm

He hasn’t. He only made a fool of himself. Within his own party, no less.

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Rocky Verdad October 19, 2015 at 9:35 pm

He’s probing her? Gross!!!!

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Slartibartfast October 20, 2015 at 1:39 pm

A lot of new names hitting Trey today.

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Loser October 19, 2015 at 6:09 pm

Glad his fellow republicans exposed his bullshit hearings for what they really were.
Luckily for him the bumpkins back on SC will think he’s some kind of hero or something.

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the Truth October 19, 2015 at 6:57 pm

You chose the right posting name LOSER, fits you and your head up the ass comment perfectly! 4 dead Americans, “what difference does it make”. Just today’s news flash Ambassador Stevens requested additional security and Hell-no-ary’s State Dept. rejected it! Feckless idiot.

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Loser October 19, 2015 at 7:39 pm

There’s one of the dumb bumpkins he’s suckered I was talking about.

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Guido Sarducci October 19, 2015 at 6:10 pm

Trey would do well to see what happens with The Trumpster, Perhaps AG or FBI Director. I agree with the thought that his talents would be wasted here given the amount of political corruption.

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PointyHead October 19, 2015 at 6:22 pm

What talent? Pointless political grandstanding.

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Crony Capitalist Trey October 19, 2015 at 6:39 pm

Maybe our fascist in budding can get himself a job at Boeing or GE in return for all the shilling for the EX-IM bank:

http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2015/10/the-cronies-half-of-all-export-import.html

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Pete October 19, 2015 at 6:45 pm

A second south carolinian ? No way – one neanderthaler is enough !

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Soft Sigh from Hell October 19, 2015 at 7:10 pm

With only the slightest change in outfit he could pass for an 18th Century preacher.

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Soft Sigh from Hell October 19, 2015 at 7:11 pm

A consumptive.

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Jerry Maguire October 20, 2015 at 1:44 am

Good riddance. This self-absorbed POS surely has the wool pulled over the eyes of the 4th congressional district. He’s a pension-chaser who has never been interested in legislating. Then again, when has SC every really been interested in electing actual legislators???

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ThreePalms October 20, 2015 at 6:31 am

Trey Gowdy, Disciple of DeMint and part-time Super Cuts test model, is angry this week that his big, national show for the Fox crowd has been undermined and derailed by colleagues in the party, including the House Majority Leader. His anger and disappointment was evident Sunday morning as he lashed out with the “Shut Up!” comment. His illusions of being the man who got Hillary Clinton and the party darling have evaporated in one simply sound bite from Congressman McCarthy. Another Clinton faux scandal fails to hit its mark. Touted as a great prosecutor, Mr. Gowdy is revealed to be just another two bit hack. I’ll bet he wishes he had gotten that “smoking gun” from Darryl Issa before all of this crumbled. It only remains to see if he gets schooled by Secretary Clinton on Thursday. Hehe, make sure there is plenty of popcorn!

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sparklecity October 20, 2015 at 9:28 am

Gowdy is showing his true colors as a whining little girl………he talks tough as long as he’s got 15 cops or US Marshalls backing him up
Gowdy simply sucks as being a representative for the people of the 4th Congressional District of the Great State of South Carolina.
All he’s ever done his entire professional life is work for a government entity.
He needs to go back to what he excels at (which is a snippy prosecuitor – kinda like a Rat Terrier………. (which is one hell of a dog for catching rats). Gowdy’s sure as hell ain’t no Rottweiler that’s fer sure!!!!
He needs to get another federal gig and have at it – he’s not good at anything else……

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tomstickler October 20, 2015 at 9:58 am

Here is how incompetent Gowdy is: he held up an email alleging that Clinton had revealed the name of a CIA source.

But, Gowdy himself had fabricated the redaction to Clinton’s email to make it look like she’d endangered a spy, and the CIA had busted her. Gowdy even mimicked intelligence community vernacular, designating the redaction as undertaken to protect “sources and methods,” without disclosing that he was the redactor or that the CIA had cleared the name he redacted for release.

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Daniel Boome October 20, 2015 at 10:07 am

This is just Elijah Cummings unsubstantiated accusation. Gowdy has been saying all along that the name was already redacted.

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Slartibartfast October 20, 2015 at 1:37 pm

Just called Cummings’ office. They say it’s not so. Call & ask them.

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Slartibartfast October 20, 2015 at 1:35 pm

Jealousy is a heavy burden.

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Slartibartfast October 20, 2015 at 1:34 pm

Both Clintons are criminals, supported by liars and criminals.

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Todd October 20, 2015 at 9:37 am

Awfully shilly in here today.

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Jack's voting finger October 20, 2015 at 9:39 am

It is a badly kept secret that the man does not love Washington, but I would suggest he took time off from fundraising while he chairs the Benghazi Committee to avoid political attacks. That’s how he thinks.

He doesn’t need a large warchest to win reelection. He can show up at the local GOP meetings, pay his filing fee and win in a walk if he wants.

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Slartibartfast October 20, 2015 at 1:30 pm

If there is anything we have learned over the last 4 years, it’s that money doesn’t always equal victory. Trey will get what he needs to run for Senator in 2020, if he wants to.

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nitrat October 20, 2015 at 8:10 pm

“Gowdy has spoken piously about keeping his investigation above politics
and about refusing to raise money from it. But DeBonis reported that Gowdy’s campaign had returned three donations
after the Post inquired about the money’s ties to a political action
committee that ran an incendiary ad during last week’s Democratic
presidential debate. Three $2,000 contributions had been made to Gowdy
by groups affiliated with the treasurer of Stop Hillary PAC. Stop
Hillary PAC had spent $10,000 on robocalls last month to boost Gowdy in
his district, and its treasurer had been involved with Gowdy’s former
leadership PAC.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-house-benghazi-committee-unravels/2015/10/20/ad6101c4-7763-11e5-a958-d889faf561dc_story.html

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Lone Ranger October 21, 2015 at 6:43 pm

Ummmmm…Kemosabe…Trey Gowdy?…didn’t the RINO join his FELLOW RINOs (except Jeff Duncan) in voting for RINO Boehner for Speaker of the House?

Why yes, Tonto—ole Trey DID don’tcha know—and was joined by
I-Lie-To-Conservatives-Joe Wilson—ANOTHER rip-the-flag-with-NO-voter-vote…louse

Well that’s all Tonto needs to know about these lying hypocrites and we need to roll that Tea Train full speed next year all over the entire reservation

And make sure there’s NOT a one of these scum left with a scalp or the continued capacity to line their pockets and desecrate our state and our nation !!!

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fred fatkel October 21, 2015 at 9:10 pm

My goodness Lone Ranger your take on LR and Tonto is a bad as your stupid logo (the flag) that you use!

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Lone Ranger October 22, 2015 at 5:19 pm

fred fatkel best we can tell is as RINO/Dimwit as Gowdy is, too
And when you spell “as bad” as “a bad”–yep we know it’s true !!!

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