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John Tecklenburg Won’t Debate Leon Stavrinakis?

WILL TOP TWO CANDIDATES IN CHARLESTON MAYORAL RACE SQUARE OFF?  OR NOT? As we noted in our post earlier this week, S.C. Rep. Leon Stavrinakis is suddenly facing an uphill battle in his bid to become mayor of Charleston, S.C.  The fourth-term state lawmaker – who enjoyed a comfortable lead…

WILL TOP TWO CANDIDATES IN CHARLESTON MAYORAL RACE SQUARE OFF?  OR NOT?

As we noted in our post earlier this week, S.C. Rep. Leon Stavrinakis is suddenly facing an uphill battle in his bid to become mayor of Charleston, S.C.  The fourth-term state lawmaker – who enjoyed a comfortable lead in the polls a few months ago – finished a close second to businessman John Tecklenburg on Tuesday.  Because neither candidate received a majority of votes, a runoff election between the two candidates has been scheduled for November 17.

Also, as expected, Tecklenburg has received the endorsement of third-place finisher Ginny Deerin – a local nonprofit leader who campaigned aggressively against Stavrinakis.

In other words, the race has suddenly become Tecklenburg’s to lose … which is probably why his campaign is reportedly refusing to participate in a runoff debate against Stavrinakis.

Or is it …

“I know we have received a couple (debate requests) the past few days – along with a million other requests – so I imagine that will be discussed very soon,” Joseph Tecklenburg, the candidate’s son and campaign manager, told FITS.

Hmmm …

Politically, Tecklenburg’s campaign would be wise to avoid a debate … as its candidate has nothing to gain and everything to lose.  However refusing to debate could make Tecklenburg look like he’s afraid of the issues – or being challenged on his record.

Our thoughts?  We have little use for candidates who refuse to debate …

One should always be ready to defend the efficacy of their own ideas – and publicly call out the inanity of others’ ideas.

Anyway, sources tell FITS this runoff is going to be every bit as testy as the election that preceded it.  So stay tuned … we should have plenty of opportunities for good copy over the next ten days.

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69 comments

tomstickler November 7, 2015 at 12:52 pm

Here is why I would support Tecklenberg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8xycTOBzpU&app=desktop

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Rosario Barahona November 7, 2015 at 10:58 pm

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Victorious Secret November 7, 2015 at 2:36 pm

“[W]e should have plenty of opportunities for good copy over the next ten days.”

Sure, you will have your opportunities–just like you always have. The real question is will you capitalize on this or squander the opportunity? You know, there is a major difference between potential energy and kinetic energy.

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Johnnie November 7, 2015 at 5:05 pm

Who cares? Charleston is on board with being the same leftist government as Columbia. Both choices are awful while the Charleston GOP helped their one candidate to a whopping 6%.

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stumpknocker November 7, 2015 at 6:13 pm

we already have one myrtle beach, we don’t need a republican turning the Holy City into another white trash riviera

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E Norma Scok November 8, 2015 at 11:34 pm

Everyone there is too busy turning it into Charlotte with an ocean breeze. Unbridled, unneeded growth.
It can’t go on forever with it wrecking the place.

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Bible Thumper November 7, 2015 at 7:07 pm

Clemson wins by forth and inches, 23 – 13 !!! ?????

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flip November 7, 2015 at 7:17 pm

Clemson is weak.They would have lost to both ND and a down FSU team without its starting qb on the road.

Ohio State will defeat 2 Top Ten teams (MSU and Iowa in Big 10 Championship Game) and a 3rd ranked team (Michigan) in the last 3 weeks.Besides being a better football team than Clemson,NOBODY can match that feat.

Faux Christian Dabo pointed to the sky tonight-praising Haley? LMAO!

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Bible Thumper November 8, 2015 at 12:49 am

MSU loses to lowly Nebraska. OSU loses one top ten opponent.

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flip November 8, 2015 at 6:29 am

MSU,Michigan and Iowa will all be Top 10 or 15 teams when OSU plays them.

Damn.When you have to use Memphis and Navy as examples of credibility for Clemson you just lost your argument. LMAO!!!

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Bible Thumper November 8, 2015 at 6:31 am

Good morning.

flip November 8, 2015 at 6:33 am

Hey Thumper.

Bible Thumper November 8, 2015 at 5:14 pm

I recall you saying Ohio St. would be number 1 this season from start to finish. I didn’t know then that it would be Clemson who would unseat them.

flip November 8, 2015 at 6:12 pm

They should be #1.The political correctness of Haley removing the confederate flag moved Clemson to #1 with the LIBERAL NCAA.

OSU is still the best team in the country-until somebody beats them.They kicked the shit out of Alabama and Oregon-just didn’t defeat them.Some self-inflicted wounds however the best defense in the country and so many weapons on offense they are fine tuning the NFL talent for the playoffs.

Bible Thumper November 8, 2015 at 6:24 pm

The political correctness of Haley removing the confederate flag moved Clemson to #1 with the LIBERAL NCAA.

Another reason to support the flag removal.

flip November 8, 2015 at 6:25 pm

lol…

Bible Thumper November 8, 2015 at 6:33 am

UNC, Temple and Navy will be in the next CFP poll.

flip November 8, 2015 at 6:41 am

Good.Ohio State beat Navy in 2014 on the road.UNC and Temple are REAL football powers. :) UNC and Georgia Tech are the definition of how weak the ACC is.Temple is a fraud as is ND.

Bottom line is if Ohio State wins out against three ranked opponents they deserve to be number one.Undefeated and DEFENDING NATIONAL CHAMPS.Won’t matter though.Clemson won’t be playing at HOME in playoffs.Ohio state had 60,000 fans at both playoff games last year.

Bible Thumper November 8, 2015 at 6:46 am

Ohio State didn’t put away Minnesota until the last two minutes. Not impressive at all.

flip November 8, 2015 at 6:53 am

Minnesota is as strong as Florida State and Notre Dame.Barrett will be back next week.Nice to have 3 All American qb’s.Affords you to be able to play the one that is the most productive.

Speaking of pulling away, Florida State was ONE first down away from winning that game at the 6 minute mark last night.

Bible Thumper November 8, 2015 at 6:57 am

3rd and 1 – no deal.
4th and 1 – stuffed.
DE – FENCE

flip November 8, 2015 at 7:00 am

The officials missed a targeting penalty on Clemson in the 4th quarter that would have given FSU a first down and I believe a win.

Clemson played ND with a 2nd string qb and Everette Golson was out for FSU with a concussion.Golson would have produced more that 13 points.

flip November 8, 2015 at 6:56 am

It was 21-0 in the 4th quarter and OSU just cruised.

mamatiger92 November 9, 2015 at 11:04 am Reply
stumpknocker November 7, 2015 at 7:23 pm

other than the carolina game, my heart is with Clemson this season, whistling the tiger rag. did i just say that? yep i did, go clemson.

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Bible Thumper November 7, 2015 at 7:27 pm

I’m pulling for the Gamecocks right now 4qrt 3:06 USC 24 Tennessee 27

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stumpknocker November 7, 2015 at 7:31 pm

cool, and i want to give a shout out to the Lady Gamecocks ranked number 2 in the nation and their coach that has won 2 olympic gold medals for the USA hurah

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Bible Thumper November 7, 2015 at 7:36 pm

Auuurrhhgg ##^##’//#^#'”/$$@! Gamecock Fumble..

stumpknocker November 7, 2015 at 7:37 pm

sobriety questions are off limits for the rest the evening

Bible Thumper November 7, 2015 at 7:46 pm

YOU SEE THE UNDERHANDED FLIP BY ARKANSAS ON 4TH AND 25 OT to Beat Ole Miss.

stumpknocker November 7, 2015 at 7:46 pm

missed it, i’m too busy hiding sharp objects in my house

Tazmaniac November 8, 2015 at 9:08 am

As a Gator fan, it was in my interest to see that go the other way. It was a fantastic, exciting game to watch and congrats Razorbacks!

stumpknocker November 7, 2015 at 7:40 pm

i think maybe we ought to give this coach another season

flip November 7, 2015 at 7:47 pm

Former Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Hermon (now at undefeated Houston) will be the next USC coach.

You and Thumper are as dumb about sports as you are politics.

stumpknocker November 7, 2015 at 7:48 pm

you can retire for the night, you are already the biggest dick on fits, you can rest easy being number one.

flip November 7, 2015 at 7:50 pm

Fuck you.You contribute nothing on Fits.Zero.

Bible Thumper November 7, 2015 at 7:49 pm

Apparently Dabo is dumb too. He doesn’t know he is supposed to lose.

flip November 7, 2015 at 7:51 pm

What has he won?

stumpknocker November 7, 2015 at 7:51 pm

the respect of the nation coaching the number one team

flip November 7, 2015 at 7:52 pm

LMAO!!!! Clemson? Ha Ha Ha….

Bible Thumper November 7, 2015 at 7:55 pm

Yeah. LMAO!!!! Clemson! Ha Ha Ha….

flip November 7, 2015 at 7:57 pm

They would be the 4th best team in the Big 10. 5th best team in the SEC and 3rd best team in the PAC.

Torch November 9, 2015 at 8:11 am

Only title USuC has won is ACC a long time ago. The did win a weak sec east when the othere teams were at rock bottom. How did they fair in the conference championships? Not to good.

stumpknocker November 7, 2015 at 7:58 pm

you talk about not deserving to be there, i have news for you, would not have ever been born if you mother had not rolled over and passed out on the wet spot, ok? go away

I.P.Yep November 7, 2015 at 8:18 pm

Fuck you SYNTwist and let the kid out of the closet. :)

Bible Thumper November 7, 2015 at 7:54 pm

9-0, 12 in a row, #1 CFP poll, Atlantic div. Champ, 18 of the last 19 games…

flip November 7, 2015 at 7:55 pm

What has he won? Hell Memphis and Houston are undefeated.He ain’t won shit.

Bible Thumper November 8, 2015 at 12:42 am

Navy beats Memphis (it’s only loss)
Notre Dame beats Navy and Temple (their only losses)
Clemson beats Notre Dame (it’s only loss)

flip November 7, 2015 at 7:51 pm

He has beaten nobody this year in a weak ACC.

mamatiger92 November 9, 2015 at 9:47 am

Unlike Ohio State who has so many marquee wins.
**rolling eyes**

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Bubba Delight November 7, 2015 at 8:08 pm

That Ticklinturd feller is mighty smart.

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Vote for John Techlenburg November 7, 2015 at 9:02 pm

Have known John T for more than 20 years and Charleston would be fortunate to have his service as Mayor.

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stumpknocker November 7, 2015 at 9:03 pm

he has a strong resume and i support his green agenda

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flip November 8, 2015 at 6:34 am

You are stupid SYNTwist.I thought that was you.Identity #666?

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Native Ink November 7, 2015 at 10:52 pm

Tecklenburg has been pretty good with publicizing his plans, so I don’t feel like I need to hear anymore from him in a debate. Leon is still claiming he will finish I-526 even though anyone who’s following that project knows that it’s: a) almost certainly dead for the foreseeable future and b) the mayor of Charleston has very little power to influence it.

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9" November 8, 2015 at 10:22 am

Ummm.I think I want a Gyro for brunch…

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TARevolution November 8, 2015 at 10:56 am

The webmaster seems to take LONG breaks. Kinda of a LAZY Dude, to claim he makes so much $ off the site. No one realy cares about any democrat in SC, anyway. They are irrelevant.

And: Dr. Carson has responded that one of the last posts FITS presented is a BOLDFACE lie. And Carson has raised millions, so it shows who the people believe.

FITS has been mum. So are we to assume Dr. Carson is correct, and FITS is a liar?

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Trey November 8, 2015 at 11:42 am

FITS is irrelevant. FITS simply passed what the liars at Politico “reported”. If anything, FITS gave Carson a nice platform to go full wolverine on the entire media establishment.

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TARevolution November 8, 2015 at 1:27 pm

I know. I just want to get FITS posting about it to embarrass him – and the Democrats and their media – more.

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JumpstartingJeb November 8, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Ben is bounced. Next Trump.

The big boys are for Bush.

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TARevolution November 8, 2015 at 5:11 pm

You must be Tom Ervin’s Campaign Advisory. LMAO. Dumbass.

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flip November 8, 2015 at 6:06 pm

Nice.Ervin checked in at <1%.vicupstate and Rocky are apparently the FitsNews political guru's. stumpknocker is SYNTwist and is reduced to not using capital letters in attempt to escape detection-she does well until she gets drunk and her and Thumper are alone late at night.Sic Semper is using a picture of a deceased Marine as his avatar and my guess is disgraced Buckeye tomstickler had filet of fetus on the grille while watching the male cheerleaders during the game last night.

You can't write this shit and it sounds like a job for Boz or corruptionIncolumbia to sort it all out. Columbo is on tonight and Boz can wear his trench coat in front of mom. :)

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TARevolution November 8, 2015 at 7:42 pm

Thanks for the scorecard flip. I take your word to the bank.

euwe max November 8, 2015 at 7:44 pm

who?

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Marvin Straight November 9, 2015 at 8:41 am

In Teck’s defense, he did agree to debate Leon but when Teck got to the debate, he didn’t see Leon standing behind the four-foot tall lectern and so he left.

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west_rhino November 9, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Stavianakis, this is the candidate who’s commercials feature him driving a Ford that belongs to someone else bearing mock SC plate # ABC123, so that we don’t see him driving his Range Rover of his wife’s Lexus? What else is Leon hiding?

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west_rhino November 9, 2015 at 1:51 pm

BTW Wil, which RINOs are backing Leon?

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The Southern Offender November 10, 2015 at 11:24 am

Does Teck have 3 Bankruptcies?

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