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by: Jon Henrik Gilhuus

Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 10:09:01 AM EST

Below are the names that have filed for the special in SC-1. Who has a chance and who is an also-ran? If Sanford wins this, does the Dem (whover that might be) stand a chance? Discuss!

Keith Blandford, businessman and Libertarian candidate in 2010/12.
Curtis Bostic, former city council member in Charleston.
Ric Bryant.
Larry Grooms, state senator.
Jonathan Hoffman, lawyer and Bush II aide.
Jeff King, defense contractor engineer.
John Kuhn, lawyer and former state senator.
Tim Larkin, project manager.
Chip Limehouse, state rep and real estate broker.
Peter McCoy, state rep and lawyer.
Elizabeth Moffly, school board member and businesswoman.
Ray Nash, former sheriff.
Andy Patrick, state rep and businessman.
Shawn Pinkston, lawyer.
Mark Sanford, former governor and congressman
Teddy Turner, teacher and philanthropist. Son of CNN founder Ted Turner.

Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, university employee and brother of comedian Stephen Colbert
Ben Frasier, frequent candidate.
Martin Skelly, businessman.

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SC-1 | 12 comments
Who are the favorites here?

29, Republican, PA-6

Paging SCRep
But IIRC he said Grooms was the favorite for second place, with Limehouse and Turner having decent shots as well.

R - MD-7

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Moffly just dropped 200k, which probably puts her in play

30/Male/Married/Father of One/Republican/CA-3

Marco Rubio For President!

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One Dem
I found missing here was Bobbie Rose, the 2012 nominee. Does anyone know why she didn't run?

Libertarian Conservative, Norway.

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She withdrew
She filed to run and then withdrew when Elizabeth Colbert-Busch announced, so the obvious inference is that she didn't think she had a chance to beat Colbert's sister in the primary.

Democrat, NC-11

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Only thing going for her is she is the only female in the race. She is controversial in the local party from actions on the Charleston County school board and before that endorsed the Democratic nominee for statewide Supt. Of Education after losing the R nomination when she ran. I would put her in the second tier right now.


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SC-1 Candidate List
16 R's 3 D's


SC-1 Thought's
Sanford seems very likely to get one of the runoff slots. The race is for the other spot. With 16 candidates running there is a high degree of uncertainty of who that will be. Even lesser known candidates could be viable with so many running. The top tier along with Sanford looks like Grooms, Bostic, Limehouse, Turner, and McCoy. Grooms is thought to be strong as the only major candidate from Berkeley County in the race, ties to the conservative wing of the party, and he currently represents more residents than any other candidate. The name getting the most buzz of late is Curtis Bostic, former Charleston County councilman and close friend of Tim Scott. He is a great speaker, has a nice looking family, raised 100k within 4 days of announcing and can partially self fund and is hitting conservative themes hard. Limehouse and McCoy both have bases in the district and can raise money and I think Turner is more of a longshot but could compete. After that 3 or 4 others in the B and C tier could conceivably compete and the rest look like also rans.


Anyone But Sanford
Thanks for the analysis.  The Moffly link did not work.  I glanced at the rest of the websites.  McCoy's is pretty limited and the rest look like good candidates.  

35, conservative R, lives in PA-14, grew up in TX

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Thanks for the Link
After looking at the website, I still hope she does not make the runoff.

35, conservative R, lives in PA-14, grew up in TX

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Anyone But Sanford
So true, so true.

I'd have to think about it, but I might even vote for Colbert's sister instead of him.

Age 44. Location: GA-04 & GA-05.

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