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Governor 2018: Mikee Johnson Is Out

CRONY CAPITALIST OPTS AGAINST GUBERNATORIAL BID One of S.C. governor Nikki Haley‘s closest allies will not run to replace her in 2018, sources familiar with his thinking tell us. Mikee Johnson – an Orangeburg, S.C. businessman and current leader of the crony capitalist S.C. Chamber of Commerce – has reportedly opted…

CRONY CAPITALIST OPTS AGAINST GUBERNATORIAL BID

One of S.C. governor Nikki Haley‘s closest allies will not run to replace her in 2018, sources familiar with his thinking tell us.

Mikee Johnson – an Orangeburg, S.C. businessman and current leader of the crony capitalist S.C. Chamber of Commerce – has reportedly opted against seeking the Palmetto State’s highest statewide office.

Haley appointed Johnson to lead the state’s Workforce Investment Board, and Johnson is also the vice chairman of her charitable organization – the Original Six Foundation.  Additionally, he was a key member of her 2014 campaign fundraising team.

Johnson would have easily been able to self-fund his candidacy – and initial reports indicated he was willing to spend up to $5 million of his own money on the campaign.

What happened?  According to our sources, he is reportedly leery of participating in a race involving one of the presumed candidates.

Which one? That’s a good question …

The 2018 “Republican” gubernatorial primary could be a very crowded affair.  Among those rumored to be considering the office?  In alphabetical order, they are: S.C. Senator Tom Davis, U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan, S.C. Rep. Kirkman Finlay, S.C. lieutenant governor Henry McMaster, U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney, S.C. Rep. Tommy Pope, Charleston, S.C. attorney Catherine Templeton and S.C. attorney general Alan Wilson.

That list is constantly evolving though …

In fact we’re reliably informed that former Democratic S.C. lieutenant governor Yancey McGill – who switched parties this week – will be among the “Republican” candidates.

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12 comments

mamatiger92 March 18, 2016 at 11:00 am

Show of hands… who here even knew that he was ever “in” the race?

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Flip March 18, 2016 at 11:07 am

It’s two years away, is anyone “in” the race?

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The Colonel (R) March 18, 2016 at 11:03 am

Mikee? How do you pronounce that Mikie? Mikay?

What grown man goes by Mike? every time I write it I get a squiggly red line under it…

He looks more like a “Bill” (Dauterive)

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jimlewisowb March 18, 2016 at 11:14 am

…”Tom Davis, Jeff Duncan, Kirkman Finlay, Henry McMaster, Mick Mulvaney, Tommy Pope, Catherine Templeton, Alan Wilson…”

A Cornucopia of Fuckin’ Cockroaches

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Flip March 18, 2016 at 11:33 am

Turn the lights on and watch them scatter.

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RogueElephant March 18, 2016 at 1:13 pm

Now I have to start figuring out who I will support in 18. Mikee would have made a fine Gov. Great businessman with a good history.

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Goddess March 18, 2016 at 8:40 pm

Mr. Folks, I am the hot babe in the photograph above.I did NOT give you permission to use my picture, however cute you may find me to be. Please cease and desist from any further use of my beautiful photo or I’ll be forced to instruct my attorney, D. Fanin, Esq., to take legal action against you. I just hope Kenny Bingham leaves something for me.

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jimlewisowb March 18, 2016 at 9:34 pm

Dear Goddess

My attorneys Low, Ball, Weiner and Cox have advised that pictures of public employees in a public place are within the public domain and therefore are not subject to approval for publication

Of course these are the same attorneys who said the Richland County Penny Tax was as Virgin as the Virgin Mary

You are welcome for the free legal consultation

jimlewis,owb

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Goddess March 18, 2016 at 11:14 pm

You really shouldn’t involve yourself in matters that don’t concern you and which you do not have all the facts. Mr. Folks and I were lovers and I am the mother of his sons, Wilhelm and Fitzgerald. Mr. Folks has abandoned me and our children and as is his m.o., he is using his blog to bully and intimidate me just as he has done to Gov. Haley. Unlike the Gov, I won’t be pushed around by William F. Folks.

You are obviously an employee of fitsnews. As such, you can take your free legal advise and shove it up your unwashed, filthy asshole.

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JohnnyBowe March 19, 2016 at 6:28 am

Hot? lol Wow girl, although I admire your self esteem I think your visual acuteness is lacking. You’re anything but “hot” or a “Goddess”! lol
Shivers!!!

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shifty henry March 19, 2016 at 8:11 am

Dear Goddess,

This weekend you have my permission to pass the time by:

a) – Bossing
b) – Being busy
c) – Blathering

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LouieBuoy March 19, 2016 at 5:24 pm

As I’ve said before, Mike is a smart business man. Has Mike finally seen the true Hag Haley; or did she finally snuggle up to someone he did not like?

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