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GOP Senate Candidate Accused Of Taxpayer-Funded Campaigning

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ALLEGATIONS FLY IN STATE SENATE RACE …

A fiscally liberal “Republican” candidate for the South Carolina Senate has been accused of using taxpayer resources to campaign for public office.

Susan Brill – a member of the Richland County, S.C. district two school board – allegedly “used state and local tax dollars, government resources and possibly federal dollars” to campaign for S.C. Senate District 22 (map).

Specifically, district resident Myra Cunningham claimed Brill used a taxpayer-funded phone system to communicate her intention to campaign for this office.

The alleged violation occurred in mid-August – as Brill placed a “back to school” call to parents that allegedly referenced her Senate candidacy.

Brill is running against S.C. Rep. Mia McLeod for this Midlands-area seat – which includes parts of Richland and Kershaw counties.  The seat is currently held by S.C. Senator Joel Lourie, who is stepping down following the November elections.

Brill isn’t the only South Carolina “Republican” staring down such a scandal.

Earlier this year we reported on allegations of a similar nature involving U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford, who dramatically underperformed expectations in his 2016 “Republican” primary election against soon-to-be former S.C. Rep. Jenny Horne.

Stay tuned … we’ll be sure to let our readers know what (if anything) comes of the allegation against Brill.

(Banner image via Travis Bell Photography)

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