SC-1, Sanford and …?

SC 1st Congressional District, Sanford and …?SC 1st Congressional District, Sanford and …? UPDATED

By Paul Gable

The first step in Mark Sanford’s political ‘Phoenix rising from the ashes’ act finally will be taken today in the first round of voting in the SC 1st Congressional District special election Republican Primary.

Sanford seems a shoe-in to get the 35 percent ‘forgiveness’ vote, but who will accompany him into the second round runoff?

A quick look at the other top candidates from the remaining 15 Republicans in the race gives no quick answer.

Teddy Turner is definitely not his father, although both have such a strong devotion to traditional marriage they have tried it three times each. But Ted was successful in business, a claim Teddy can’t make and he won’t make the claim of Republican nominee either.

Chip Limehouse looks and acts like a ‘Good Ol’ Boy’, but his father couldn’t win the 1st Congressional District nomination and it doesn’t look like he will either.

John Kuhn has spent so much time talking about fighting during the campaign you wonder if he has the primary confused with a mixed martial arts tournament.

Larry Grooms thinks he’s the new John C. Calhoun introducing bills in the state senate to nullify federal legislation.

Curtis Bostic wants to represent a district he doesn’t live in, but you have to take advantage of Congressional opportunities when they happen.

Andy Patrick seems to want to get to Washington to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution, balanced budget, personhood and the like. But who in their right mind could imagine getting Congress to pass a joint resolution requiring a two-thirds super majority in each house?

Elizabeth Moffly is not a ‘Good Ol Boy’ or even a boy for that matter. Maybe that’s the secret to second place and the runoff.

We’ll know today.


  1. Buy Teddy Turner A Haircut Money Bomb! #sc1 #sctweets #URGENT

  2. Let’s see, swore he would adhere to self-imposed term limits
    as a house member, made a vow when he was married before God and his family,
    and took an oath of office for the State of South Carolina that he walked out
    on during “Father’s Day Weekend to visit his lover in Argentina, (his soul mate) does that
    sound like someone the media should be anointing with oil as if he was the
    second coming of Christ?

  3. It should be Moffly. This would offer a stark contrast of ethics, values, and the scourge of career politicians versus a citizen representative.

  4. I think it’s going to be Ray Nash!

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