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Harvey Peeler Resigns As SC Senate “Majority” Leader

ELECTION TO FILL POST WILL BE HELD THIS WEEK S.C. Senator Harvey Peeler of Gaffney, S.C. has resigned his position as “majority” leader of the state’s “Republican-controlled” Senate.  An election to fill his post will be held later this week – possibly as soon as Wednesday. Sources tell us Senators Larry…

ELECTION TO FILL POST WILL BE HELD THIS WEEK

S.C. Senator Harvey Peeler of Gaffney, S.C. has resigned his position as “majority” leader of the state’s “Republican-controlled” Senate.  An election to fill his post will be held later this week – possibly as soon as Wednesday.

Sources tell us Senators Larry Grooms, Ronnie Cromer and Shane Massey are seeking the position.

News of Peeler’s surprise decision was first tweeted by veteran Palmetto State television reporter Robert Kittle.

No indication yet what prompted Peeler’s move – which caught everyone at the S.C. State House completely off guard.

Just last month, Peeler filed for reelection to another term in the S.C. Senate – where he has served since 1981.  He’s been majority leader since 2005.

His decision does not mean he is stepping down from the Senate, only that he is vacating his leadership post within the “Republican” caucus.

Peeler is still in office.  In fact, he’s being challenged in the 2016 GOP primary for S.C. Senate district 14 (map here) by Charles Price Jr. of Boiling Springs, S.C.

In recent months, Peeler has taken a much more aggressive role on behalf of taxpayers in the Senate – teaming up with pro-free market Senator Tom Davis to block big government “Republicans” like liberal Senate president Hugh Leatherman.  Along with Davis, he’s also been one of the only politicians in the state to question wasteful transportation spending.

There’s been plenty of speculation regarding Peeler’s motivation for giving up his leadership post – with the Palmetto political rumor mill immediately kicking into overdrive.

One possible explanation?  A decade after taking the job, Peeler is simply tired of the grind associated with the high-stress, low-reward position.

“It’s a shitty job,” one Senator told us. “Very little power.  Massive headaches.  It’s a status thing more than anything.”

That’s true …

Anyway, we’ll keep our readers in the loop in the event we get anything concrete regarding Peeler’s decision.

Pic: Travis Bell Photography

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21 comments

jimlewisowb April 5, 2016 at 12:13 pm

If you had Cockroach Leatherpecker humping your backside 24/7, you too would resign

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CorruptionInColumbia April 5, 2016 at 12:16 pm

Not if they enjoy it, as they seemingly do.

:-)

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Krazy Kat April 5, 2016 at 12:18 pm

Maybe he’s decided to switch parties—AGAIN

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Bonnie B. April 5, 2016 at 8:51 pm

Exactly he was a card toting Democrat, just like his disgraced brother! The people finally found out about Bob, maybe/hopefully it’s Harv’s time!

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bj April 5, 2016 at 12:20 pm

Is he also tied to the Quinndom?

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Truth Arbitor April 5, 2016 at 6:28 pm

I would not be surprised!

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Lone Ranger April 5, 2016 at 12:57 pm

Senators Bright, Verdin and PEELER had the guts to honor patriots
and Southern heritage by voting to KEEP the flag

And there are 20 House members with steadfast loyalty whom
Tea WILL support and about whom we can brag

Those patriot House members are Bedingfield, Burns, Chumley,
Corley, Delleney, Hardee, Hill, Johnson and Kennedy

Then Loftis—Moss (both D.C. and V.S.), Nanney, Putnam,
Simrill, Spires, Stringer, Taylor, Thaylor—and let’s see

White makes twenty and that is plenty of reason to get out
and vote this year and beyond that let us just say

Legislators’ names YOU DON’T SEE HERE—let us make it
crystal clear—need to be UNELECTED on election day !!!

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Flip April 5, 2016 at 2:43 pm

Nope, re-elect the people who helped take the flag down, good job guys.

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Lone Ranger April 5, 2016 at 2:54 pm

Senators Bright, Verdin and PEELER had the guts to honor
patriots and Southern heritage by voting to KEEP the flag

And there are 20 House members with steadfast loyalty whom
Tea WILL support and about whom we can brag

Those patriot House members are Bedingfield, Burns, Chumley,
Corley, Delleney, Hardee, Hill, Johnson and Kennedy

Then Loftis—Moss (both D.C. and V.S.), Nanney, Putnam,
Simrill, Spires, Stringer, Taylor, Thaylor—and let’s see

White makes twenty and that is plenty of reason to get out
and vote this year and beyond that let us just say

Legislators’ names YOU DON’T SEE HERE—let us make it
crystal clear—need to be UNELECTED on election day !!!

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truthbetole April 5, 2016 at 12:58 pm

this has nothing to do with not seeing eye-to-eye with the old man. This is a set-up. Peeler don’t wanna get peeled in jail, but I’m afraid it’s too little too late. Motherfucking cocksuckers. Shakedown, baby! Here’s what’s next:
He’s gonna focus on his campaign but somehow come up “short” and lose orrrrrrrr…..he’ll have a sudden sickness and wants to focus on his family. So fucking predictable, South Carolina.

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Lone Ranger April 5, 2016 at 1:01 pm

That’s right–almosttruthbetole was bitter and cold because he couldn’t get OTHER freeloading Dims elected
He thought he’d sell the SNAP that YOU bought him for marijuana but then AGAIN he lost and was dejected !!!

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truthbetole April 5, 2016 at 1:35 pm

In walks the dumb shit who has no life, no respect, and no one to love him. Don’t worry, we accept you, in spite of your poor ass family–your diddy who never lived up to be nothin more than a poor trailer-trash bum. And your momma, well–we all knowed she was only good for layin on her back or stayin on her knees for your diddy and your uncles. You never had a chance, didja boy?

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Lone Ranger April 5, 2016 at 2:51 pm

When truthbetole was first left out in the cold it was because his daddy-baby dad CHOSE to NOT be there
And when he tries to project his slave to dependency upon others–his freeloading CHOICE is quite clear !!!

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truthbetole April 6, 2016 at 4:09 am

writing is not your strong suit, dickhead. stick to your silly ass antics about a silly ass flag that most intelligent people now use to wipe their asses with after a good shit. no go on son…pretend that raggedy-ass trailer of yours has a porch and stay on it like a good boy.

CorruptionInColumbia April 5, 2016 at 1:07 pm

Methinks you just may have called it, truthbetole!

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Got Milked April 5, 2016 at 5:29 pm

A shitty job for a shitty person.

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Coupon April 5, 2016 at 7:27 pm

Heard that girls who did their good deeds with the Peeler boys got coupons for ice cream… Yes, do good and you get an ice cream coupon… The Peeler boys.. Bob and Harvey… Gross.. abuse of power and abuse of young girls. And , let’s not forget about the viagra pills… Look at them now… ugly, scarred with acne and … Go away Peeler boys along with Alan Wilson, Merrill, Quinn, Loftis, McMaster… Enough and boring…

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sparklecity April 5, 2016 at 8:55 pm

You forgot Lee Bright & Tom Corbin………

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Squishy123 April 5, 2016 at 5:31 pm

What’s Harvey doing in that picture, looking at and reminiscing all of the young female interns he screwed over the years? If only those parents knew what happens in the State House they wouldn’t let their kids anywhere near it.

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Robin April 5, 2016 at 5:39 pm

I’m aware when his disgraced brother former Lt. Gov. Bob Peeler ran for Governor, the Peeler Campaign was very concerned about brother Sen. Harvey Peeler’s extra curricular activities coming into public light.
Fits has written about some of this in the past.
maybe his chickens are coming home to roost.
The people in his district would do well to avail themselves of his opponent and elect Peeler’s opposition. peeler has been around far too long and needs to be retired, spend more time with his cow.

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Dane April 5, 2016 at 6:27 pm

Peeler is an absolute ASS! The vindictive bastard has the morals of a skunk, or snake.
He may be caught up in something of his own design. Screw the jerk.

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