ANOTHER UPSTATE, S.C. POLITICAL REMATCH IN THE WORKS …
Former S.C. Rep. Scott Talley is running for the S.C. Senate against two-term incumbent Lee Bright, a guy whose 2014 campaign for statewide office was an unmitigated disaster.
Sort of like his business career …
“True leadership is about creating solutions, not just identifying problems,” the 39-year-old trial lawyer said in a statement. “District 12 needs a senator who is accountable for his actions and accessible to his constituents.
This race will be a rematch of 2008, when Talley was defeated by Bright in a contentious GOP primary. In 2012, Bright won a second term over former S.C. Senator John Hawkins in an even more contentious race.
We supported Bright both times … but we’d be hard pressed to do so again given his bizarre behavior of late (especially on the issue of abortion).
Of course we could never support Talley, who entered the S.C. State House as a reformer in 2001 but quickly wound up serving as a stooge for the liberal “Republican” leadership.
A third candidate, David McGraw of Greer, S.C., has also indicated his intention to seek the seat. Hopefully we’ll learn a little more about him and his ideas over the coming weeks.
District 12 – map here – includes parts of Greenville and Spartanburg counties.