MATTHEW RICHARDSON HUDDLES WITH RICK QUINN …
A former Democratic candidate for attorney general in South Carolina is reportedly lining up support from the state’s largest “Republican” political consulting empire.
Matthew Richardson – a powerful Columbia, S.C. plaintiffs’ attorney and one of the leading candidates for the next open seat on the S.C. Supreme Court – was spotted huddling with S.C. Rep. Rick Quinn (above) this week at a capital city bar.
According to our sources, the two were discussing – among other things – next year’s Supreme Court election to fill the seat being vacated by chief justice Costa Pleicones.
Quinn – the crown price of veteran “Republican” consultant Richard Quinn‘s neo-Confederate political empire – has been very busy of late dealing with the fallout from current S.C. attorney general Alan Wilson‘s political implosion.
Wilson torched his once-promising political career earlier this year when he attempted to stonewall a public corruption probe at the S.C. State House – one that appears to have both Quinns in its crosshairs.
Will Quinn be among those indicted in connection with this ongoing probe? We’ll have to wait and see …
While the Quinns’ ability to impact statewide elections appears to be waning, they still wield immense power within the incestuous corridors of power in Columbia, S.C. – which is where judges are elected in this state.
How many votes can they sway to a particular judicial candidate’s side? Based on the looks of things, Richardson may be about to find out.