SC Senate District 12–Bright vs. Hawkins

I recently found out my SC State Senate district had changed.  I was formerly in the 5th Senate district, and my Senator was Phillip Shoopman.  I thought my choice in the upcoming primary was between Tom Corbin, Amanda Somers, and Wyatt Miler, who are all competing for the seat being vacated by Shoopman.

However, without much announcement, when district lines were redrawn post 2010 Census, the 12th district from Spartanburg was extended to include my area in eastern Greenville County.  Turns out my Senate candidates are Lee Bright and John Hawkins.   Continue reading “SC Senate District 12–Bright vs. Hawkins”

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To Continue or Not to Continue . . . That Is the Question.

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This past week another continuing resolution was passed, providing funds for the (non-essential functions of the) federal government to keep operating for three more weeks.  The Republican leadership is proud of the fact that it included $6 billion in budget cuts.  Granted, if you extend this over a 52 week period, it would be more than the $100 billion they promised to cut in the first year’s budget.  A hundred billion dollars sounds great, but there is reality to consider. Continue reading “To Continue or Not to Continue . . . That Is the Question.”

Jeff Duncan keeps racking up endorsements

Jeff Duncan, candidate for U.S. Congress from South Carolina’s 3rd district, has been racking up endorsements on a regular basis lately.  Just in the last couple months, the list includes South Carolina state Senator Shane Massey, who at one point was an opponent in this primary; the well-known Erick Erickson of RedState.com; former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson (R-TN); two conservative advocacy groups, Conservatives of America and Club for Growth; as well as the Independence Caucus, a very conservative group dedicated to putting constitutionally-minded candidates into Congress.  Some quotes:

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