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Short Stack Slammed

LEON STAVRINAKIS PUMMELED IN CHARLESTON MAYORAL RACE Fifth-term S.C. Rep. Leon Stavrinakis (a.k.a. “Short Stack”) had an impossible decision to make in his two-week runoff election against businessman John Tecklenburg for mayor of Charleston. After surrendering his frontrunner status following an avalanche of negative attacks from the race’s third-place finisher, local nonprofit director Ginny Deerin, Stavrinakis…

LEON STAVRINAKIS PUMMELED IN CHARLESTON MAYORAL RACE

Fifth-term S.C. Rep. Leon Stavrinakis (a.k.a. “Short Stack”) had an impossible decision to make in his two-week runoff election against businessman John Tecklenburg for mayor of Charleston.

After surrendering his frontrunner status following an avalanche of negative attacks from the race’s third-place finisher, local nonprofit director Ginny Deerin, Stavrinakis was edged by Tecklenburg on the first ballot on November 3.  And with Deerin throwing her support behind Tecklenburg during the runoff (which was held because no candidate received a majority of votes the first go-round), “Short Stack” was suddenly facing the longest of odds.

So …

Stavrinakis had a decision to make: Should he continue running a positive campaign that would guarantee him a second-place finish?  Or should he roll the dice and launch negative ads against Tecklenburg?  Obviously he chose option “B” – going negative – but there was one major problem with this strategy.

In defending himself against negative attacks during the first round of the race, Stavrinakis went out of his way to condemn the practice of negative campaigning.

“In Charleston, we don’t build others up by knocking others down,” he said in one of his response ads.

Uh-oh …

Not surprisingly, Tecklenburg seized on this glaringly obvious hypocrisy.  In fact he cut a devastating ad using Stavrinakis’ own words against him (while simultaneously deflecting attention from his own lack of consistency on other issues).

Deft.

The result?  A resounding Tecklenburg victory.  With 97.8 percent of precincts reporting, Tecklenburg received 13,513 votes (57.5 percent) to Stavrinakis 9,986 votes (42.5 percent).

That’s a butt-whomping …

Of course we’re hard-pressed to think of anything Stavrinakis and his team (which included Democratic all-star consultants Lachlan McIntosh and Tyler Jones) could have done differently over the last two weeks of this race.

Faced with the ultimate “lose-lose” scenario, they lost.  Big.

As a result, Tecklenburg becomes Charleston’s first new mayor in more than forty years – replacing Joe Riley.  Meanwhile Stavrinakis will limp back to Columbia, S.C. in January 2016 to complete his current term in the S.C. General Assembly.

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46 comments

TARevolution November 18, 2015 at 9:47 am

Wasn’t he FITS guy?…Imagine that…LMAO….

Tom Ervin Called…he wants his $5 million back…for those 5,000 votes he got…LMAO…

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Speak&Spell-5000S+HD November 18, 2015 at 9:57 am

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TARevolution November 18, 2015 at 10:03 am

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pogo November 18, 2015 at 10:22 am

They are losing it Their god obama has been exposed as an appeaser of ISIS and radical Islam while trying to flood our cities with these refugee terrorists against the will of the people and what do they do????

Go after GT cause they know who and what Obama is and can’t defend the treasonous policy.

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Sic Semper Tyrannis November 18, 2015 at 10:24 am

HA HA HA, Bush created ISIS, now you saps have to pay for it the rest of lives, HE HE HE !

pogo November 18, 2015 at 10:27 am

Why does Obama want to let em in disguised as refugees?

Sic Semper Tyrannis November 18, 2015 at 10:29 am

You tell us brainchild, HE HE.

pogo November 18, 2015 at 10:32 am

He already has.

Sic Semper Tyrannis November 18, 2015 at 10:33 am

Yea, well Hillary’s gonna tell ya again.

pogo November 18, 2015 at 10:35 am

She belongs to ISIS too?

Sic Semper Tyrannis November 18, 2015 at 10:36 am

Maybe she’ll send ya to your boy Putin or ISIS.

pogo November 18, 2015 at 10:39 am

This world . . . belongs to the strong, my friend! The ritual of our existence is based on the strong getting stronger by devouring the weak. We must face up to this. No more than right that it should be this way. We must learn to accept it as a law of the natural world. The rabbits accept their role in the ritual and recognize the wolf is the strong. In defense, the rabbit becomes frightened and elusive and he digs holes and hides when the wolf is about. And he endures, he goes on. He knows his place. He most certainly doesn’t challenge the wolf to combat. Now, would that be wise? Would it?

Obama won’t challenge Putin or ISIS.He is the rabbit.

Sic Semper Tyrannis November 18, 2015 at 12:50 pm

Strong for you is a keyboard ! I’m a MARINE !!! Worthless fuck. !!! LOL !

Elmer Fudd November 18, 2015 at 10:53 pm

You’re the wabbit. A looney tune wabbit. An anonymous pussy that doesn’t have the balls like Will Folks to come out and say who he is- but instead threatens everyone with his imaginary looney tunes lawyer.

You’re an under medicated sad sack loser with no life that spends his days trolling this site.

Pathetic.

Sic Semper Tyrannis November 18, 2015 at 12:52 pm

Just like you do, pea’s in a pod. Worthless wanabee !

pogo November 18, 2015 at 12:23 pm

I thought you were on edge.Oh my.Hillary LOSING to EVERY Republican in COLORADO and FLORIDA! What did you say about FLORIDA?

Obama is -11 on disapproval.
RCP
Colorado: Trump vs. ClintonQuinnipiacTrump 48, Clinton 37Trump +11Colorado: Carson vs. ClintonQuinnipiacCarson 52, Clinton 38Carson +14Colorado: Rubio vs. ClintonQuinnipiacRubio 52, Clinton 36Rubio +16Colorado: Cruz vs. ClintonQuinnipiacCruz 51, Clinton 38Cruz +13Florida: Trump vs. ClintonFlorida Atlantic UniversityTrump 49, Clinton 41Trump +8Florida: Carson vs. ClintonFlorida Atlantic UniversityCarson 50, Clinton 41Carson +9Florida: Rubio vs. ClintonFlorida Atlantic UniversityRubio 50, Clinton 43Rubio +7Florida: Bush vs. ClintonFlorida Atlantic UniversityBush 44, Clinton 40Bush +4Florida: Cruz vs. ClintonFlorida Atlantic UniversityClinton 45, Cruz 48Cruz +3Colorado: Trump vs. SandersQuinnipiacTrump 46, Sanders 44Trump +2Colorado: Carson vs. SandersQuinnipiacCarson 52, Sanders 40Carson +12Colorado: Rubio vs. SandersQuinnipiacRubio 52, Sanders 39Rubio +13Colorado: Cruz vs. SandersQuinnipiacCruz 49, Sanders 42Cruz +7President Obama Job ApprovalRasmussen ReportsApprove 44, Disapprove 55Disapprove +11

ha ha ha ha

Sic Semper Tyrannis November 18, 2015 at 12:47 pm

Great try ! Your homework ( since you don’t work ) is for stupid people like you. HA HA HA !

The Judger November 18, 2015 at 10:21 am

*types “F” for Grand Tango*

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Guido Sarducci November 18, 2015 at 7:50 pm

ROFLMAO!!

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James P. November 18, 2015 at 10:10 am

Actually, you’re FITS guy, old man….LMAO…you can’t stay away. You come back like a panting dog every day and post the same shit. There’s never anything new or original to anything you post. You can deflect with bullshit like “you only get your relevance from me” or “FITS is my blog” but you’re nothing more than a recurring disease that won’t go away, no matter what bullshit you say. You contribute nothing of value. Conservatives and liberals alike both hate you and neither hate you for anything other than the fact that you are a hateful lemming who is ineffective at articulating rational thoughts.

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Sic Semper Tyrannis November 18, 2015 at 10:20 am

He’s a diehard wannabe Sic / Will. What a loser !

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Nurse Ratched November 18, 2015 at 10:26 am

Sit your pants again in bed and we are going to take those Playgirl’s you have and no 3 Stooges today!

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Sic Semper Tyrannis November 18, 2015 at 10:28 am

I can do whatever I want, anytime I want. Your life is the opposite. Why bother living ?

Perry Mason November 18, 2015 at 10:29 am

I heard your buddy stumpknocker got sued? Where is he?

Sic Semper Tyrannis November 18, 2015 at 10:30 am

He said some people work. A new concept you don’t know about.

$$$$$$ November 18, 2015 at 10:31 am

Sure….lol….cha ching!!!

pogo November 18, 2015 at 10:30 am

Don’t lie.You are apparently heavily medicated with computer privileges if you clean your room.

Sic Semper Tyrannis November 18, 2015 at 10:32 am

Anytime I want ! Anything I want. 20 years.

pogo November 18, 2015 at 10:24 am

Daniel Broome and Jack in ONE.what a treat.LMAO!!!!

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James P. November 18, 2015 at 10:29 am

Yeah, I notice there’s nothing for you to dispute. Instead, you go for your usual profiling by assigning the thought to somebody you already hate. Nice try, but until you get a real profile, you are the last person who needs to talk about anybody else.

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pogo November 18, 2015 at 10:33 am

I have LOTS of profiles. Where is yours?

Sic Semper Tyrannis November 18, 2015 at 10:35 am

AKA I carry more bullshit than anyone here, LOL !

pogo November 18, 2015 at 10:18 am

<1%
vicupstate had predicted a victory for 'servin' ervin.

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vicupstate November 18, 2015 at 10:52 am

Nope. Never happened.

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Sic Semper Tyrannis November 18, 2015 at 1:05 pm

Just a flyby , eat your favorite shit ! Thanks for being the 1 idiot people hate !

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well-i-am into it November 18, 2015 at 9:55 am

Leon is a politician who IMO plays the slick political game very well just like most legislators of our great state. His brother Michael sits on MUSC board of trustees– for what reason and by what qualifications no one can justify– just as Renee Goldfinch sits on the board of trustees of College of Charleston, by virtue of her just being the crooked legislator’s wife. What the democratic leaders and their handlers have failed to realize in this election (ignoring the Trump wave) is that people are sick of these losers who play games with regular citizens and fail to focus on jobs and economy. SC Democrats do not even attempt or pretend to attempt to drain the swamp to gain some credibility in the state and create noise to bring attention to the rampant corruption in the state. Democrats need to find good outside candidates if the current bunch are pure incompetent, I feel, to win elections this time around. The wave seems to be against established politicians, unlike anything I have ever seen in my LONG lifetime!!

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Sodomized Short Stack November 18, 2015 at 10:23 am

That Ticklenturd feller sure is smart.

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Hope November 18, 2015 at 10:53 am

Stavrinakis’ campaign was pitiful, in my opinion.

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GOB November 18, 2015 at 12:20 pm

Leon’s got additional problems. People already lined up to oppose him for his House seat.

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Bible Thumper November 18, 2015 at 1:44 pm

Rep. Leon Stavrinakis should teach Rep. Chris Corley how to dress.
https://www.fitsnews.com/2015/11/17/sc-lawmaker-moves-to-block-refugee-resettlement-funding/

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Guido Sarducci November 18, 2015 at 7:40 pm

Shit happens.

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Peter the Almost Great November 18, 2015 at 7:50 pm

Lachlan McIntosh and Tyler Jones: Superstars? Are you kidding me?

Loser the both of them. Pathetic. When McIntosh is hired you know that candidate is dead! Jones ain’t much better.

The Republican Party ought to pay the both of them to keep running Dem campaigns…it makes winning a sure thing!

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holycityrollers November 18, 2015 at 9:25 pm

“we dont build someone up by knocking others down” no, thats pretty much what charlestons all about

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