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Prosecutor, Ex-Marine To Seek Lexington County House Seat

MICAH CASKEY SEEKS OFFICE BEING VACATED BY KENNY BINGHAM Micah Caskey – a prosecutor and combat veteran – will run for the S.C. House of Representatives seat being vacated by S.C. Rep. Kenny Bingham, who shocked political observers last week by announcing his intention to step down at the end…

MICAH CASKEY SEEKS OFFICE BEING VACATED BY KENNY BINGHAM

Micah Caskey – a prosecutor and combat veteran – will run for the S.C. House of Representatives seat being vacated by S.C. Rep. Kenny Bingham, who shocked political observers last week by announcing his intention to step down at the end of his current term.

Caskey, 34, is a veteran of America’s ongoing “War on Terror” – serving two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan.  He’s currently a prosecutor for the state’s eleventh judicial circuit.

Caskey, 34, said he had “a lot of respect for Representative Bingham and everything he has done for the people” of S.C. House District 89 (map here), which includes the Cayce and West Columbia regions of Lexington County.

Really?  We know Bingham has done very well for himself as a member of the S.C. House … but what exactly has he done for his constituents (especially those not employed by the state)?

Are there lives better off today than when he took office back in 2001?

Anyway …

“I’ve always felt drawn to public service,” Caskey added, saying he wanted to bring “a modern, conservative voice to the legislature.”

“The world isn’t going to stop changing and we need a new generation of leadership here in South Carolina,” he said.

That’s very true …

Unfortunately, Caskey’s announcement included a pledge to “strengthen our public education system” – which is code for pumping more money into South Carolina’s failed government-run schools.

That strategy has been a costly, decades-long failure …

What Caskey should have said, in our opinion, is that he’s committed to improving academic outcomes for all South Carolina students – a goal which will never be achieved by placating and perpetuating the current government monopoly.

Hell, even the liberal S.C. Supreme Court of former chief justice Jean Toal reached that conclusion.

Real outcome-based advancement will only take place if the S.C. General Assembly makes a long-overdue commitment to market-based academic reform – something it has shown absolutely no willingness to do.

We know Caskey.  In fact he’s written copy for this website before (and hopefully will again).  He’s a very bright guy.

But he needs to fire whoever fed him these ridiculous talking points.  South Carolina’s needs are not going to be solved by cozying up to status quo politicians and regurgitating the pablum of the past.

They will only be solved by calling out those who have failed us – and promising a different pathway forward.

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8 comments

southmauldin March 14, 2016 at 11:13 am

Instead of running for office, or as he said, being “drawn to public service”, perhaps he can do a greater service to the people of Lexington and become full time Donnie Myers’ designated driver.

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Flip March 14, 2016 at 11:47 am

Now THAT would be serving the community! LMAO!!!

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What's that smell? It's dark. March 14, 2016 at 2:52 pm

How is he going to drive Donnie around when his head is stuck up Bingham’s ass?

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Crooner March 14, 2016 at 11:19 am

His first move should be to buy a new dress shirt. You know, one where he can actually button the collar. Looks like he quit on the PT.

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Lone Ranger March 14, 2016 at 3:02 pm

O Lawd please cut us a slice of Caskey dumping MORE stump money into public edumakation and all of us will be

As happy as Metts getting early parole and helping Andre unload ILLEGAL video poker machines by every tree

And as Kenny himself stacking government contracts on a shelf and greasing every government palm he can

Heck—who knows—when Donnie sobers up mayhaps they can reopen the Wild Hare with their very own band !!!

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ELCID March 14, 2016 at 4:02 pm

I don’t think he can be in the House and still have a State Job or other Government job in the Prosecutors office. He will have to resign. You can’t have 2 State Jobs in SC.

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Santiago Ledbetter March 14, 2016 at 7:24 pm

“…market-based academic reform”… code for taxpayer-financed welfare to home-schooling parents.

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Fred Tucker March 14, 2016 at 11:10 pm

What is that lapel pin the American flag and what other flag

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