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Liberal “Republican” To Seek SC Senate Seat

ROTATING “REPUBLICANS IN NAME ONLY?” Liberal “Republican” Mike Gambrell will seek the S.C. Senate seat vacated earlier this month by the death of Billy O’Dell – a party-switching liberal lawmaker who consistently supported higher taxes and more government spending. Not surprisingly, his announcement tugged on the heartstrings … (in anticipation of gaining…

ROTATING “REPUBLICANS IN NAME ONLY?”

Liberal “Republican” Mike Gambrell will seek the S.C. Senate seat vacated earlier this month by the death of Billy O’Dell – a party-switching liberal lawmaker who consistently supported higher taxes and more government spending.

Not surprisingly, his announcement tugged on the heartstrings … (in anticipation of gaining greater control over the state’s purse strings).

“Senator O’Dell was not only a mentor to me since my first day in the General Assembly, he was my friend,” Gambrell said in a statement.  “He was a champion for our area and an advocate for his constituents.  He served with integrity and honor.  He had the unique ability to bring people together to accomplish the very best solution for all involved.  He gave all of us who serve in government the example to follow.”

Really?  Okay … 

Gambrell – who like O’Dell has been a reliable vote for big government – has spent the last nine years representing parts of Abbeville and Anderson counties in the S.C. House of Representatives (District 7).

Last year he joined his “Republican” colleagues in supporting a $427 million gas and vehicle tax increase.  He’s also backed billions of dollars in new government spending since his election in 2006.

In addition to his votes in support of higher taxes and more government spending, in 2011 he was one of a handful of “Republicans” who successfully blocked a parental choice bill – by one vote.

Gambrell announced his intention to run at a legislative breakfast in Anderson County, S.C.

Obviously, we will not be backing his candidacy.  In fact we hope a credible pro-freedom, pro-free market candidate from this district steps up to run against this Democrat-in-hiding.

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20 comments

LoL January 18, 2016 at 2:49 pm

FitsNews supports Trump, an admited and practicing liberal, but this guy is too much for you.
“A pro-freedom, pro-free market….”
Trump openly praises Putin and Kim Jung Un and had to be bailed out by the government a few times because the “free-market” was too much for Trump to handle. This blog is a joke.

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Will Folks aka Sic January 18, 2016 at 3:09 pm

Gambrell voted for a gas tax hike and was one of the deciding votes AGAINST school choice. But yeah … “this blog is a joke.” Hasn’t the school choice money dried up? Why not accuse me of being on the school choice payroll again? That worked well last time …

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LoL January 18, 2016 at 3:37 pm

You claim to be a libertarian, but fully support Trump.
That is the joke.

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Tuity Fruity January 18, 2016 at 8:20 pm

Will, like anyone else in politics, goes with the man who has the money, that he can stomach. Tell me how you are different.

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LoL January 18, 2016 at 9:09 pm

I’m voting for Bernie. Trump probably does give money to FitsNews, directly or indirectly. There are no ads here and no pleas for donations, so somebody is footing the bill for a guy with five kids and a political gossip blog.

The Buzzman January 18, 2016 at 5:01 pm

What is Trump’s position on school choice?

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Who cares? January 18, 2016 at 6:30 pm

I’m sure he has a few prep schools in mind.

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haley4amnesty January 18, 2016 at 7:14 pm

I doubt he answers you after you thru him under the bus last week.

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Tuity Fruity January 18, 2016 at 8:18 pm

Do you mean “threw” ? Just curious how much stack I should place in your comments. How educated you might be?

Tuity Fruity January 18, 2016 at 8:16 pm

I look to current STATE legislators, for position on school choice, in accordance with the Bill (aka state) Rights. Yep Federal Trumps, but truth is: none our of candidate hold that credential/ability. They are all lying.

Folks needs to make money, the rest of us jackasses are just playing the game of name that presidential elect. Like it will make a difference?

FWIW – It is my guess Rubio.

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waffler January 18, 2016 at 8:40 pm

He wrote in a 2000 book he was for it, vouchers, charter school and scholarships for opportunity. Of course, he started his own scam for profit school that he called Trump University for awhile. So it would be no surprise if he still holds the 2000 views. Can’t be absolutely certain since Trump has a history of changing his views.

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Sic Semper Tyrannis January 18, 2016 at 3:07 pm

Why even bother with the liberal desination?

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stumpknocker January 18, 2016 at 3:39 pm

yep if you don’t want to burn down congress, the white house and start a nuclear war to show the world we are number one, you are pretty much a socialist pig liberal.

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Slartibartfast January 18, 2016 at 8:36 pm

I do not know this man. Please tell me he is NOT related to Billy Gambrell of Gamecock 60’s fame(!) That would be a sin.

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Lone Ranger January 18, 2016 at 11:54 pm

O Lawd please cut us a slice of RINO flag-ripping Mike Gambrell and all of us will be

Reminded of I-Lie-To-Conservatives-Joe Wilson and PC knee-jerking scum Nikki Haley

Because just as for Joe and Nikki 2016 will prove tricky for con-stabbing Mike as well

Who did NOT let you vote but they’ll turn out the goat when voters send ‘em to PC… !!!

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Ms. Lindsey January 19, 2016 at 2:07 pm

I like your new persona Rump Ranger. It reminds me of Grand Tango.

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Lone Ranger January 19, 2016 at 2:53 pm

Ms. Ah Lindsey–the dyke sister of Grahamnesty–liked vainly attempting to denigrate conservatives as “rump ranger”
In her misery she was swimming–only was intimate with women–and her scoffing soul seemed to stay in eternal danger !!!

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Kevin Kelly January 25, 2016 at 7:14 pm

Well at least the people of Greenwood County have some good insight on the Liberal Mike Gambrell and what he stands for (or doesn’t stand for). Nine years representing parts of Abbeville and Anderson counties in the S.C. House of Representatives (District 7). Is that all you can handle boy? Billy O’Dell had some good connections and knew people in high places. We all know how the system works and in nine years, nine years, even the great Billy O’Dell couldn’t put your fat posterior in a better position? Oh son, that speaks volumes about you.

This RINO is one less we don’t have to look into, because his record speaks all for it’s self. Stick with what you know, Boy and keep your fat posterior out of Greenwood County.

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Knight March 9, 2016 at 11:27 am

Either the constituents of South Carolina Senate District 4 are mostly Democratic and/or support liberal ideologies, or the Republican Party has failed to recruit and run a conservative candidate. I hope whoever is the next state senator is far removed from socialist, progressive, and liberal ideologies of bad boy Billy O’Dell.

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Kevin Kelly April 5, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Rockey Burgess is that man, unfortunately he’s just starting his political career and there’s not a whole lot of information out there. Gambrell will be no different than O’Dell. Who’s coat tails do you think that boy’s been riding on for the last 9 years?

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