Pension forensic investigator Edward Siedle says North Carolina state Treasurer Janet Cowell has entered into a number of secret Wall Street agreements in which $30 billion of state money is invested — an accusation marking the culmination of his months-long probe into the investment practices of the $87 billion state pension fund.Read more ›
Articles by: Jeffrey Sewell
There aren’t too many political consultants in South Carolina who can pull off a Frank Sinatra-style ascot at a down home country barbecue, but that’s the first thing you need to know about Jeffrey Sewell: He’s not afraid to be himself. And speak his mind.
True to a debonair style that belies his brass tacks, “run it like a business” approach to campaign management, this former dot-com executive turned campaign operative is quickly making a name for himself in Palmetto political circles as a go-to inside player, a big-picture strategist, a talent manager extraordinaire and (not to neglect his bread and butter) a technological guru with the best data in the business.
“Being successful in business or politics boils down to two things – managing people and managing data,” Sewell says. “Winning strategies rest in the identification of superior personnel, the utilization of superior information and the creative, efficient management of both.”
In a very short period of time, Sewell’s strategies are having a major impact on South Carolina’s political landscape.
Since assuming ownership of SC Hotline in 2008, the state’s most popular political website, Sewell has pushed the creative envelope and helped transform the site into a major media player, eclipsing most mainstream in-state media in visits per day and using cutting edge online video technology to conduct exclusive interviews with America’s biggest political luminaries.
Along the way, he’s become a fixture at top-dollar political events, on the opinion pages of the state’s largest newspapers and most importantly, on winning political campaigns.
“Jeffrey helped assemble the talent we needed to win,” says State Treasurer Thomas Ravenel, who hired Sewell to help manage his successful GOP Primary in 2006. “He was instrumental in getting our campaign team – and our campaign network – up and running and firing on all cylinders.”
When it comes to campaign networks, Sewell’s data services have helped drive the grassroots efforts of successful candidates ranging from City Council all the way up to Gov. Mark Sanford’s office, and his company Sewell Consultancy boasts some of South Carolina’s heftiest political heavyweights on its client roster.
“These guys are as good as it gets,” says Randy Page, President of South Carolinians for Responsible Government, the state’s largest conservative advocacy group.
Sewell, who has helped manage large scale software implementations and data services for Six Sigma industry giants like Geico, Lockheed Martin, General Electric, Owens Corning and SCANA in the past, now brings his technological proficiency and managerial expertise to bear on getting leaders elected and good ideas across the finish line.
Jeffrey Sewell and his wife Vee reside in West Columbia, South Carolina.
This Bio Co-Authored by Will Folks, former spokesman for South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford. Folks is currently the principal owner of FITSNews.com
“People have got to talk themselves into law and order before they do anything about it…” – Gary Cooper, High Noon
By Pat Shannan
In 1952, Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly starred in a Hollywood Classic where a single man faced a returning deadly group of criminals at High Noon and the whole town turned its back and refused to help.
At noon this Tuesday, 2/25/14, following fourteen years of frustrating litigation where evidence was never allowed to be presented publicly, two members of a group of judicial criminals involved in statewide public corruption are scheduled to face off with their protagonist in a court of law in Richland County Courthouse in Columbia, South Carolina.
But the indefatigable plaintiff, Jim Spencer, can never be sure just what “legal” sidetrack avenue of avoidance these legal manipulators will take next. Any mob that would kidnap a man’s 90 year-old mother and secret her in a state facility as ransom until he dropped his lawsuit cannot be predicted.Read more ›
The campaign to unseat establishment incumbent moderate Senator Lindsey Graham begins a new chapter today, as upstate Senator Lee Bright lays official claim to being Graham’s Tea Party opponent at 10 a.m. at the State House. On those steps, a coalition of South Carolina’s Tea Party groups will officially endorse Bright for the U.S. Senate seat now occupied by Graham.Read more ›
LANCASTER COUNTY TEA PARTY
FEB 20 2014
RE: LEE BRIGHT FOR SENATE ANNOUNCEMENT
HE DOES NOT HAVE SUPPORT OF THE TEA PARTIES IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
HIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS MISLEADING PRESUMPTIOUS AND PREMATURE.
LANCASTER COUNTY TEA PARTY HAS NOT ENDORSED LEE BRIGHT OR ANY OTHER CANDIDATE FOR SENATE.
PEOPLE; KEEP YOUR POWDER DRY, WE KNOW WHO HAS ANNOUNCED SO FAR. I EXPECT TO HEAR ANOTHER ANNOUNCEMENT SOON.
WAIT UNTIL YOU KNOW YOU HAVE ALL THE CANDIDATES BEFORE YOU DECIDE.Read more ›
By Paul Gable This week’s vote on raising the federal debt ceiling again demonstrated the U.S. Congress is totally dysfunctional. It is important to remember that raising the debt ceiling only allows the U.S. Treasury to pay bills Congress has already authorized. The real work of cutting federal spending must […]Read more ›
HISTORIC ICE STORM UNFOLDS IN SOUTH…
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SEEN FROM SPACE…
NWS: Travel ‘Impossible’…
Ice from TX to NC…
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Nor’easter Could Be ‘Biggest Of Season’…
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Psychiatrist: ‘Tremendous Amount’ Of Seasonal Affect Disorder…Read more ›