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Deputy AG Reconsiders House Bid, But Another Staffer Will Run For Solicitor

POLITICAL CALCULATION ABOUNDS IN S.C. ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE S.C. chief deputy attorney general John McIntosh won’t be running for the S.C. House of Representatives after all … According to multiple sources close to the 77-year-old bureaucrat, he has decided to remain in the office of S.C. attorney general Alan Wilson –…

POLITICAL CALCULATION ABOUNDS IN S.C. ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE

S.C. chief deputy attorney general John McIntosh won’t be running for the S.C. House of Representatives after all …

According to multiple sources close to the 77-year-old bureaucrat, he has decided to remain in the office of S.C. attorney general Alan Wilson – opting against running for the seat being vacated by S.C. Rep. Kenny Bingham.

The veteran staffer was supposed to make his campaign for S.C. House District 89 (map here) official this week – but apparently thought better of it.  That leaves 34-year-old prosecutor and ex-Marine Micah Caskey as the only declared candidate for Bingham’s seat … for now.

McIntosh’s decision not to run was reportedly made during a Tuesday afternoon staff meeting at Wilson’s office.  According to our sources, this same meeting resulted in another political development: Deputy attorney general Rick Hubbard is leaving the attorney general’s office to become a candidate for S.C. eleventh circuit solicitor.

That office is currently held by Donnie Myers, who was recently busted for driving under the influence … again.

Glad to know all these political calculations are being made on taxpayer time, huh?

God forbid Wilson’s office … you know.

In fairness to Hubbard, the failure of Wilson’s office to move forward on both the S.C. State House probe and the “Richland County Robbery” cannot be hung on his head.  Those decisions are made by Wilson, McIntosh and Pete Logan, a lieutenant at the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED).

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6 comments

Conservative "values" March 15, 2016 at 6:33 pm

I’m for Myers!

One of the longest serving Republicans in the state .

Why?

Because he has “conservative values.”

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Flip March 15, 2016 at 7:24 pm

Conservative as in extra-marital affairs or conservative as in raise taxes and spend money?

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WMBJr March 16, 2016 at 10:25 am

You can’t believe anything John McIntosh says when it comes to his career plans. He’s been saying he’s going to retire “next year” for about fifteen years, but he never follows through. So when he says he’s going to seek “a job” with the House, its to be expected that he’d flip flop back.

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Riddler March 16, 2016 at 10:28 am

Rick Hubbard worked for Donnie for decades before decamping to the AG’s office when it realized Donnie planned to die in office. Rick was instrumental in the Weekend at Bernie’s propping-up for the Pickled Prosecutor.

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Riddler March 16, 2016 at 10:28 am

Rick Hubbard worked for Donnie for decades before decamping to the AG’s office when it realized Donnie planned to die in office. Rick was instrumental in the Weekend at Bernie’s propping-up for the Pickled Prosecutor.

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Lone Ranger March 16, 2016 at 5:20 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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