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SC Attorney General Race: Status Check

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UNCERTAINTY REIGNS …

Last month we ran a story about establishment Republicans rallying around embattled S.C. attorney general Alan Wilson – a guy whose political future remains very much up in the air at the moment.

Wilson had originally planned to run for governor of South Carolina in 2018, but then he totally imploded on the statewide stage last spring.

What happened?  Well, Wilson clumsily obstructed an ongoing investigation into political corruption at the S.C. State House – one that revolves around several of his political allies.

(And possibly him, too …)

Now that the State House investigation is ramping up, Wilson’s status is once again drawing scrutiny.  And the office he currently holds is once again drawing interest from potential challengers.

As this website has previously reported, Lowcountry S.C. Rep. Peter McCoy – an ex-solicitor – is one of those eyeing a run for attorney general in 2018.  Greenville County “Republican” party chairman Chad Groover – a former federal prosecutor – is another.

This week yet another name has been floated … that of S.C. Rep. Jay Jordan.

Elected to the House in 2015, the Florence, S.C. attorney is a staunch social conservative known for his straight-laced incorruptibility – morally and politically, we’re told.

Sources close to Jordan tell us he is indeed contemplating a bid, but that he would only take the plunge after he had “invested a great deal of time in prayer” and in making sure his family and those close to him were on board.

“He would bring honor and integrity back to that office,” one of Jordan’s allies in Florence told us.

This website obviously doesn’t view social conservatism as a prerequisite for government work, but at this point it seems pretty obvious that some “incorruptibility” in the state’s top prosecutorial office is long overdue.

Wilson has been doing very well of late raising money for a potential 2018 reelection bid – but there’s clearly a shadow hanging over his future.

And clearly no shortage of people willing to do the job he’s so often neglected to do …

 

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