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

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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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