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Trey Harrell Filing For SC House

SON OF FORMER SPEAKER PREPARES TO LAUNCH STATE HOUSE BID Trey Harrell – son of former S.C. Speaker Bobby Harrell – will file his paperwork this week to run for the S.C. House of Representatives.  The younger Harrell will run for S.C. House district 110 (map here) – a seat that’s…

SON OF FORMER SPEAKER PREPARES TO LAUNCH STATE HOUSE BID

Trey Harrell – son of former S.C. Speaker Bobby Harrell – will file his paperwork this week to run for the S.C. House of Representatives.  The younger Harrell will run for S.C. House district 110 (map here) – a seat that’s been held since 1995 by longtime fiscal liberal Chip Limehouse.

Limehouse has said he is not seeking another term … although that may not be set in stone.

Either way, Harrell is running.  So is Russell Guerard, a left-leaning “Republican” who nearly beat Limehouse in 2014.  Others are likely to enter the crowded primary, too.

Hell, we’re told one of Guerard’s own cousins will file for the seat (gotta love South Carolina – keeping it in the family).

Harrell says he is running “to provide a strong voice on the important issues including those of infrastructure, education, taxes, Second Amendment rights, and the sanctity of life.”

“And, I am committed to doing so while fighting for a limited government that gets out of the way of our job-creators and supports our local businesses,” he said.

Harrell’s announcement came as no surprise. We reported on his prospective candidacy back in October, and he’s been actively campaigning and raising money for months.

In fact in announcing his filing, Harrell indicated he’d already raised a whopping $50,000 for the upcoming race.

“It is important that the Republican nominee has a strong campaign that can win in November,” said Harrell. “I have been humbled by the outpouring of support, both financial and grassroots, from community and business leaders in Mount Pleasant and Charleston to build a strong campaign that has all of the resources necessary to win the nomination and elect a conservative in November.”

Will Harrell be able to overcome the sins of his father?

That depends …

No website was more aggressive in going after Bobby Harrell than this one – and we believe the former speaker absolutely deserved the punishment he received for the ethics violations he committed.  Having said that, it has become indelibly clear in recent months that Harrell was singled out for prosecution not because what he did was wrong (which it was) – but because his position was coveted by powerful forces at the S.C. State House.

Seriously: Why did Harrell go down and S.C. governor Nikki Haley didn’t

Haley did far worse than Harrell – yet her transgressions were whitewashed.

What sort of prosecutor would make that decision?  Hmmmm …

Even though his family’s political enemies have created a huge opening for him, we believe Harrell will need to add aggressive ethics reform to his list of legislative policy priorities.

What better way to combat the inevitable dirt that’s about to come his way?

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24 comments

Yocal March 14, 2016 at 1:49 pm

Russell’s own cousin is running against him…. Hahahaha… The family must know he can’t hack it!!!!

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Mavin Straight March 14, 2016 at 1:56 pm

That’s very sad. The poor child has lost everything and now he’s trying to reclaim his identity and bring some sort of pride back to the disgraced family. How Bush.

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Flip March 14, 2016 at 2:33 pm

Sounds like what T-Rav’s kids will go through!

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Toyota Kawaski March 16, 2016 at 8:58 am

can I have a picture of you and the Boyfriend? Need more targets out at the redneck yacht club?

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CorruptionInColumbia March 14, 2016 at 2:19 pm

“Seriously: Why did Harrell go down and S.C. governor Nikki Haley didn’t?”

Maybe she DID go down and that kept her from going down. That, or maybe she did anal…

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old jakie March 14, 2016 at 2:20 pm

Now you in de ballpark !!

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shifty henry March 14, 2016 at 2:23 pm

HAW! Great minds think alike..!!

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shifty henry March 14, 2016 at 2:26 pm

Chuc Mai Chin, Will’s proofreader, must have dozed off when she let that one slip by…..

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Billy Lumburgh March 15, 2016 at 1:21 pm

#buttstuff2016

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shifty henry March 14, 2016 at 2:21 pm

“Seriously: Why did Harrell go down and S.C. governor Nikki Haley didn’t? ”

What!? Will, have you just let slip a disappointing surprise from your soon-to-be-published “tell all”..??

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erneba March 14, 2016 at 2:33 pm

“And, I am committed to doing so while
fighting for a limited government that gets out of the way of our
job-creators and supports our local businesses,” he said.
What has he been smoking?

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CorruptionInColumbia March 14, 2016 at 2:43 pm

Just what we need, another birthright politician whose destiny is to take everything from us that he can, because his daddy did.

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southmauldin March 14, 2016 at 3:04 pm

Yep, let’s hope that Tiny Turd’s constituents aren’t dumb enough to put that little bastard in office.

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Rocky Verdad March 14, 2016 at 3:23 pm

It’s the Carolina way.

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CorruptionInColumbia March 14, 2016 at 6:58 pm

Yep!

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Vanilla Ice March 14, 2016 at 2:44 pm

“Trey” is such a damn wigger name.

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Lone Ranger March 14, 2016 at 3:10 pm

That’s right—the Harrell barrel is a very big barrel so while we’re inviting only corrupt libs to run

Let the same all-day suckers who elected Sanford see the whole barrel spoiled by EVERY one !!!

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Dorothy March 14, 2016 at 3:15 pm

NO THANK YOU!
NO more political dynasties. We’ve had enough already.
The Eckstroms
The Wilsons
The Peelers
The Haskins
The Harvins
The Smiths
The Ravenels
Enough, enough, enough. Let them get out and make a living, not on the taxpayers backs!!!!

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Krazy Kat March 14, 2016 at 5:12 pm

“Trey” that’s original. Is he Bobby the Third?

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Bible Thumper March 14, 2016 at 5:26 pm

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Seriously: Why did Harrell go down and S.C. governor Nikki Haley didn’t
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There are no enforceable laws to cover what Haley did. Fact is, it’s either legal or unprovable. The only thing anyone has been convicted or removed from office for is misuse of campaign funds.
Harrell
Ford
Ard

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Johnny March 14, 2016 at 7:13 pm

Haley and Leatherman teamed up to take Harrell out. That is one of the worst kept secrets in Carolina.

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HAHAHAHAHAA!!! March 14, 2016 at 7:59 pm

FUCK YOU, Harrell .. YOU will NEVER be elected … DUMBFUCK! Your father is a piece of SHIT – and so are you … hahahahahaahahaaa!!

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Yelsewh March 15, 2016 at 7:56 am

It seems that little Harrell can’t make it away from that government tit.

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