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SC Governor 2018: Tommy Pope Is “In”

LEGISLATIVE LEADER HAS NO PLANS TO RUN FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL This website has previously written in less-than-glowing terms about the 2018 gubernatorial candidacy of S.C. Speaker Pro Tempore Tommy Pope – a former solicitor who is currently in his third term in the S.C. House of Representatives. Pope is a long…

LEGISLATIVE LEADER HAS NO PLANS TO RUN FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL

This website has previously written in less-than-glowing terms about the 2018 gubernatorial candidacy of S.C. Speaker Pro Tempore Tommy Pope – a former solicitor who is currently in his third term in the S.C. House of Representatives.

Pope is a long shot for statewide office … a second tier candidate who would need everything to break his way just to have a chance at winning.  Which is why we weren’t at all shocked when a tipster alerted us to the possibility that Pope might be abandoning his gubernatorial ambitions and setting his sights on a more attainable office.

We dug into the tip and found it emanated from the orbit of Richard Quinn and Associates – South Carolina’s notorious neo-Confederate consulting firm.  We also discovered the “more attainable office” Pope was allegedly setting his sights on was attorney general – a post currently held by Alan Wilson.

Wilson, of course, is one of the leading candidates for governor in 2018 … and a decision by Pope to bail on the governor’s race and run for Wilson’s current office would have likely been indicative of a (successful) effort by Quinn’s empire to cut a deal.

The only problem with the information?  It’s inaccurate.

Pope confirmed this week he has no plans to enter the attorney general’s race – and is 100 percent committed to running for governor in 2018 (after seeking one final term in the S.C. House).

Guess that means Quinn and his allies will have to go back to the drawing board …

With S.C. governor Nikki Haley constitutionally prohibited from seeking a third term, the 2018 “Republican” field is likely to be wide open – with S.C. Senator Tom Davis, U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan, S.C. Rep. Kirkman Finlay, U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney, U.S. Senator Tim Scott, and Charleston, S.C. attorney Catherine Templeton all being eyed as potential candidates (in addition to Pope and Wilson).

That field is obviously very much in flux given that we are still two-and-a-half years away from the GOP primary, though …

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32 comments

Lone Ranger December 11, 2015 at 3:33 pm

That’s right—Tommy Pope DOES think you’re a dope and don’t know he ripped down patriots’ flag WITHOUT your vote

Now the buffoon wants to shoot for the moon and expects when he runs for governor you’ll support the turncoat

But like Back-Stab-‘Em-Haley and I-Flag-Rip-And-Lie-To-Conservatives-Joe Wilson…not only are Pope’s chances slim

But the same political rope that’s gonna string up Pope will hang SC’s legislature—U.S. House members AND…them !!!

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Tazmaniac December 11, 2015 at 4:03 pm

YAAFM

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Lone Ranger December 11, 2015 at 4:16 pm

Of course Tazmaniac was not a FM because as we recall
He IS a Dim and chances are slim he has backbone or… !!!

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Bible Thumper December 11, 2015 at 4:07 pm

Tim Scott would be real convenient allowing for Nikki Haley to run for US Senate. What Democrat would even run against either of them. Maybe Hutto just for show. Why waste the expense of elections? Just swap jobs.

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Mandingo December 11, 2015 at 9:34 pm

Scott has been kowtowing all his life. He only does what DeMint tells him to do. Scott has not authored, sponsored or co-sponsored any meaningful legislation during his tenure in Washington. Scott is the ultimate “Yea sah boss”.

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Bible Thumper December 11, 2015 at 9:56 pm

Your racism makes you seem really stupid.

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Mandingo December 11, 2015 at 10:06 pm

And your daily racist, hypocrisy makes confirms your abject stupidity asshole.
Enjoy your evening in your basement typing away at your computer. I am done wasting my time with illiterate, uniformed idiots.

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Pass the Kool Aid December 12, 2015 at 9:09 am

“75% approval among Republican voters”

Worst. Endorsement. Ever.

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CNSYD December 11, 2015 at 4:12 pm

The only person looking at carpetbagger Davis, little Mulvaney or not always sober Templeton is Folks.

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Bible Thumper December 11, 2015 at 4:28 pm

That’s right. And only Taylor Brown for Kirkman Finlay.

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Crooner December 11, 2015 at 4:40 pm

Why would you leave the House, let alone the Senate, to take a governorship with little to no power?

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erneba December 11, 2015 at 4:58 pm

Personally, I like Mulvaney. He seems to have somewhat lost his compass direction in Washington and has allowed himself to be inducted in the “‘Go along to get along”
crowd in Washington. Maybe he could find some way to redeem himself if he came back and ran for governor.

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Slartibartfast December 14, 2015 at 11:06 pm

I love your avatar. I had no idea that you had a picture of my dog

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erneba December 15, 2015 at 7:04 am

Thanks..That’s Holly Belle, my yellow Lab. She is pure white except for a tinge of yellow on her ears and the tip of her tail. Great dog, smartest and sweetest dog I have ever had.

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Bible Thumper December 11, 2015 at 5:37 pm

Could Scott run for governor, win, resign the Senate the day before his inauguration. Then he could appoint Haley to the Senate afterwards. She could the serve for two years before having to face an election.

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Mandingo December 11, 2015 at 9:28 pm

LOL….do you really think that Tim Scott could get elected Governor of THIS state after standing with Haley at the removal of the so called patriots rag. Not to mention the fact that he is African American (outwardly) and the fact that he has done NOTHING as a US Senator. His main claim to fame is that he was Jim DeMint’s boy and did his bidding. The I was a poor black kid in Charleston who made good only goes so far.

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Bible Thumper December 11, 2015 at 9:53 pm

Not only do I think so, he won’t even have any serious opposition – Republican or Democratic.

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Mandingo December 11, 2015 at 10:02 pm

Yeah, only in fantasy land where you reside. Try getting out of the bubble sometime.

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Pass the Kool Aid December 12, 2015 at 9:10 am

Alan Wilson could easily beat him, but neither of them is a good choice.

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Mike December 12, 2015 at 8:28 am

I think the next Gov’s race will be interesting. And I don’t think any of those mentioned will make it to the mansion.

Lots of work is being done in the background. It will be an interesting election!

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Sic Semper Tyrannis December 12, 2015 at 8:58 am

Interesting, why ?

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Mike December 13, 2015 at 6:28 am

It is clear that there is a call for great change. The GOP base is not happy. The Dem base is not happy. The broad middle is not happy.

Don’t count on the ultra- establishment types to do well in the Gov’s race. Remember, Nikki was not the choice of the establishment and she won despite their efforts.

There are folks out there that can tap into this need for change. 2 or 3 come to mind and they may (or may not) make their move later than expected as the early leaders rarely make it to the finish line first.

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Slartibartfast December 13, 2015 at 12:07 am

Being guber of SC is like being the President of the church altar society. Only YOU think you’re important.

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Carolynrparks December 13, 2015 at 11:55 pm

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Jamitoliver December 14, 2015 at 12:11 am

?my neighbor’s aunty is making $98 HOURLY on the internet?….A few days ago new McLaren F1 subsequent after earning 18,512$,,,this was my previous month’s paycheck ,and-a little over, $17k Last month ..3-5 h/r of work a day ..with extra open doors & weekly paychecks.. it’s realy the easiest work I have ever Do.. I Joined This 7 months ago and now making over $87, p/h..Learn More right Here….
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shifty henry December 14, 2015 at 11:18 am

In high school I dated the daughter of a minister. She was one of the smartest girls I’ve ever known — nothing got pastor…..

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Slartibartfast December 14, 2015 at 11:03 pm

untopable.

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shifty henry December 14, 2015 at 11:49 pm

You remember all those little ditties —” She has freckles on her but” … she’s still pretty (off hand I can’t remember any more)

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Slartibartfast December 15, 2015 at 12:14 am

It’s OK, I don’t want to have a stroke from laughing tonight.

shifty henry December 15, 2015 at 12:04 am

OK, my mind was free-floating just now after a shot of George Dickel Sour Mash (no. 12) and I remember this one from a book given to me by my Mom
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Friday evening a man gets off the bus in front of his house. His wife asks why he didn’t drive his car.

“Well, you know I’ve been trying to sell it for a couple of months now and just today a guy is interested in buying it. But he wanted to drive it over the weekend and will let me know Monday if he’ll buy it.”

“But can you trust him?”

“He told me I could trust him. He says he’s an elder in the Presbyterian Church, although I really don’t know what an elder is.”

“Dear, an elder is the same as your being a Deacon in our church.”

“Oh, no! I’ve lost my car!”

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Slartibartfast December 15, 2015 at 12:13 am

This is profoundly true – joke or not.

aghae0laemee December 14, 2015 at 8:56 am

I wonder what this psycho would have said if a white msnbc host had tried to make a black attorney general quack like a duck during an interview….

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