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Charleston Mayor Race: Ginny Deerin Boast Big Dollars

BUT DOES LEON STAVRINAKIS STILL HAVE THE MONEY EDGE? Charleston, S.C. mayoral candidate Ginny Deerin says her campaign has taken the lead in fundraising for this November’s election – raising an impressive $816,000 for this high-profile (and increasingly testy) municipal race. According to Deerin’s campaign, that puts her just ahead…

BUT DOES LEON STAVRINAKIS STILL HAVE THE MONEY EDGE?

Charleston, S.C. mayoral candidate Ginny Deerin says her campaign has taken the lead in fundraising for this November’s election – raising an impressive $816,000 for this high-profile (and increasingly testy) municipal race.

According to Deerin’s campaign, that puts her just ahead of the frontrunner for the post – fifth-term S.C. Rep. Leon Stavrinakis, who has raised $807,000.  A third candidate, local businessman John Tecklenburg, has raised $668,000.

No other candidate has topped the $100,000 mark.

Stavrinakis’ campaign countered Deerin’s boast with its cash-on-hand advantage – $258,000 to Deerin’s $130,000.  A Stavrinakis aide also said Deerin’s fundraising “advantage” was due to in-kind donations, not actual money raised.

Stavrinakis is putting some of his money on a new television ad entitled “Build Up,” which his campaign says is intended counter to the “false, negative attack TV ad” launched by Deerin last week.

Deerin was the first South Carolina candidate to call for an increase in the state’s gas tax in the aftermath of this month’s “Floodmaggedon,” a record-setting deluge which prompted widespread flooding across the state.

Stavrinakis said he voted against the tax hike in the S.C. House because it wouldn’t have sent enough money to Charleston.

We agree with his position … if not his rationale.

As we’ve said throughout the race, Charleston has been the recipient of more than it’s fair share of road funding.  In fact one powerful state Senator recently said lawmakers in Columbia, S.C. had been “force feeding asphalt to the coast, while the Upstate and many rural areas starve.”

Indeed … and the Interstate 526 project all these politicians are tripping over themselves to support is a total boondoggle.

Joe Riley has served as Charleston’s mayor since December 1975.  The 72-year-old politician announced last year that he would step down at the end of this – his tenth term.

The election to replace him is scheduled for November 3.

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21 comments

The Colonel October 20, 2015 at 2:10 pm

“According to Deerin’s campaign, that puts her just ahead of the frontrunner for the post – fifth-term S.C. Rep. Leon Stavrinakis, who has raised $807,000. A third candidate, local businessman John Tecklenburg, has raised $668,000.

No other candidate has topped the $100,000 mark.

Apparently the same guys who do the South Carolina State budget are doing the math for Will…

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flip October 20, 2015 at 2:20 pm

Isn’t this lady a lesbian? Christian conservatives and families should boycott Charleston if she is elected mayor-just like LGBT and the gay marriage perverts boycott and try and destroy businesses if you disagree with them.

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9" October 20, 2015 at 2:33 pm

you mean trigger licker ?

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Sic Semper Tyrannis October 20, 2015 at 2:44 pm

What’s that white stuff on her lip? My Sgt. used to leave white stuff on my lips before chow.

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9" October 20, 2015 at 3:19 pm

she’s working on a chancre ..pee within 30 minutes after the Sgt does his thing,and you’ll be ok

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Sic Semper Tyrannis October 20, 2015 at 3:27 pm

My hack poster thanks you

mamatiger92 October 20, 2015 at 3:54 pm

More of that good Christian conservative behavior we keep hearing so much about.

Sic Semper Tyrannis October 20, 2015 at 3:59 pm

Just don’t have enough time to adjust, I have to work. Karma will pervail, it’s just time.

Sic Semper Tyrannis October 20, 2015 at 2:37 pm

Looks like a white gooey substance on her upper lip.

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Bible Thumper October 20, 2015 at 2:50 pm

I think the commenters here could help Ginny with better slogans.
Example:
A Democrat, Republicans can learn to live with.

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flip October 20, 2015 at 2:54 pm

You would vote for a lesbian for political office after what they have done to private businesses and Christians?

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Bible Thumper October 20, 2015 at 3:20 pm

If she was running against a libertarian. I don’t even believe Libertarians should be allowed to marry.

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worry about important stuff October 20, 2015 at 4:20 pm

What? Many lesbians are Christians and private business people. Grow up.

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flip October 20, 2015 at 4:27 pm

The gay marriage crowd uses blackmail and threats to get their way-that includes destroying private business and taking away religious liberty.

As long as they do that NO one should support a gay political candidate.

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Got Milk? October 20, 2015 at 4:11 pm

If she wins I’ll buy her a bouquet of dildo’s instead of flowers.

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Upset? October 20, 2015 at 4:21 pm

you are so easily replaced?

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Got Milk? October 20, 2015 at 11:38 pm

If I was upset why would I buy her dildo’s?

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Curious October 20, 2015 at 4:23 pm

Is Jenny working on her campaign?

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Del October 20, 2015 at 6:14 pm

So a lesbian, a Greek midget and a Jew walk into a bar….

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Charlestonian October 20, 2015 at 8:48 pm

Tecklenburg is a Christian actually

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Del October 20, 2015 at 9:38 pm

But that messes up the joke.

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