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No South Carolina Republican Primary In 2014?
WSPA.com ^ | Mar 12, 2013 4:07 PM EDT | Gordon Dill

Posted on 03/12/2013 3:39:02 PM PDT by Resettozero

GREENVILLE, S.C. - You have a right to vote but not in a primary. Next year, hundreds of thousands of South Carolina Republicans may have no voice in picking their party's nominees.

Instead of having a Republican Party primary next year, it is possible that the state party convention, fewer than 1,000 people, most of whom you've never heard of, would pick the entire slate of GOP candidates for November.

Because of the way the party is structured, it all begins this month, and it's happening very close to your front door.

The presidential primary in 2012 was a national sensation, and in smaller races the Republican primary was the only contested race.

There are big races on tap next year too, including two incumbent Republican U.S. Senators.

They could both face a possible primary challenge but there may not be a primary at all.

"It's possible a convention of less than a thousand people could decide on who the US Senate candidates will be," said former SC Republican Chair Barry Wynn of Spartanburg.

Wynn says there is an effort to select candidates in what he calls "closed smoke filled rooms."

(Excerpt) Read more at wspa.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: 2016gopprimary; sc2016
Six more years of Lynnzee?
1 posted on 03/12/2013 3:39:02 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

If they want a third party, let’s give them one.


2 posted on 03/12/2013 3:41:21 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Resettozero

More like the GOPe is making sure Grahamnesty has no competition.

If it can be fought, the precinct meetings are the place to do it. Attend your local meetings and see to it that this does not come to pass.


3 posted on 03/12/2013 3:44:26 PM PDT by BrewingFrog (I brew, therefore I am!)
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To: Resettozero

There is a guy on Twitter that headed GOProud (nicknamed Gay Patriot) who said he would primary him.


4 posted on 03/12/2013 3:48:22 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Resettozero; l8pilot; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...
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5 posted on 03/12/2013 3:51:39 PM PDT by upchuck (Waiting, hoping, begging for the straw. Time to bring pent up frustration to fruition.)
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To: Resettozero

If Brown, et al are stupid enough to to do this, it will piss off many voters. Brown, et al may wind up getting Dems elected instead. Something to think about.


6 posted on 03/12/2013 3:56:03 PM PDT by upchuck (Waiting, hoping, begging for the straw. Time to bring pent up frustration to fruition.)
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To: Resettozero

I knew the little ba$tard was acting awfully cocky for some reason.

He knew the fix was in. The POS

Well, let us surprise him.

The Palmetto State has been a hotbed of cradle for partiots. We need a Swamp Fox.


7 posted on 03/12/2013 3:59:54 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Resettozero

As a resident of SC, I will vote for a dimocrap before voting for Linda Graham. What’s the difference?


8 posted on 03/12/2013 4:08:04 PM PDT by neal1960 (D m cr ts S ck. Would you like to buy a vowel?)
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To: Resettozero

Wow, those establishment Republicans will do anything to protect Flimsey Grahamnesty.


9 posted on 03/12/2013 4:13:56 PM PDT by pacificpundit (.)
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To: neal1960
As a resident of SC, I will vote for a dimocrap before voting for Linda Graham. What’s the difference?

Am inclined to agree.
10 posted on 03/12/2013 4:14:27 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero
If the South Carolina congressional primary in 2014 is open, even to unaffiliated voters, then this is a more fair and legal way to pick their nominees.

A political party is private institution, regardless of whether or not such issues have ever been addressed in a court. As such, the state has no business deciding the way Republicans pick their candidates, and the officials of the State have no business deciding the rules for picking a party's nominees or their qualifications. The whole primary system is a Rube Goldberg device, one that hasn't worked.

Taxpayers shouldn't have to foot the bill for a statewide ballot. Maybe this way people will fight it out in the precinct meetings, the county conventions and all the way through the damn rules ballots at the state convention, and your "low information" voters won't be herded into picking a dumbass nominee.

Let's look at North Carolina, for a second, and consider the Presidential nomination circus. That state doesn't have its presidential primary until the first or second week of May, which means Republicans there have essentially zero say (at least since 1976) in who the ultimate nominee is going to be. The whole crappy presidential primary system heavily favors small open primaries in New Hampshire, and the Republican voters in North Carolina, and a lot of other places, are discriminated against because of where they live, and that is illegal under the dubious federal Voting Rights Act.

I say its Spinach, and I say to hell with it. Away with New Hampshire Democrats and the national media deciding who the national Republican nominee is going to be.

11 posted on 03/12/2013 4:14:28 PM PDT by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: Resettozero

There are big races on tap next year too, including two incumbent Republican U.S. Senators.

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Is the following correct for other Senator position?

Tim Scott was appointed to replace Jim DeMint who’s term would have been up in Jan. 2017. So Scott or a primary winner would be on the ballot to become the elected person to fulfill the remainder of that term.


12 posted on 03/12/2013 4:15:04 PM PDT by deport
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To: Resettozero

Looks like the GOPe knows Graham is going to get a fight. If they protect him and others, then SC Republicans are fools.

I should know, I live in TN!!


13 posted on 03/12/2013 4:16:05 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I'm done with the GOP. Let them wither and die. We need to start over.)
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To: Resettozero

Has it not occurred to anyone that we need a third party for Conservatives? Call it Tea Party, call it Constitution party, but end the insult that is the republicrat false dichotomy.


14 posted on 03/12/2013 4:20:18 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: deport

Nikki Haley appointed Tim Scott to serve as Senator until the 2014 General Election and with the intimation and the public’s understanding there would be a Republican Primary.


15 posted on 03/12/2013 4:26:00 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

They wouldn’t dare do this. This is just fear porn. Rove and co are stupid, but they’re not that stupid. South Carolina’s voters will get to choose their Republican challenger for the senate, and Linda’s number’s up.


16 posted on 03/12/2013 4:27:42 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Resettozero
Can't let those pesky TEA party hillbillies have a say in anything.
17 posted on 03/12/2013 4:30:33 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

You must be referring to my cousins in Western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee.


18 posted on 03/12/2013 4:32:49 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

The GOP-e is really wanting a revolt.


19 posted on 03/12/2013 4:41:24 PM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: Tench_Coxe

I say right now..I’ll help the grass root conservatives in SC!
Ill be back in Florida within a few months!


20 posted on 03/12/2013 5:05:12 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: Resettozero

“Instead of having a Republican Party primary next year, it is possible that the state party convention, fewer than 1,000 people, most of whom you’ve never heard of, would pick the entire slate of GOP candidates for November.”

I seriously doubt that. The SC RINOs are on the run and this next 2014 election is their last gasp. The SC RINO is going down hard, with a good number of them going to prison.


21 posted on 03/12/2013 6:08:07 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: sergeantdave

Sarge, you’re seeing something from afar that I’m missing up close.


22 posted on 03/12/2013 6:22:17 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Viennacon

Do you live in SC? Because if you did, you’d know that these guys most certainly would pull crap like this.

You should see how many primary challengers ‘lost’ after they won the primary, because of ridiculous rules ‘discovered’ after the fact in our state house races. The people here are on a mission to expel these fsckers and they don’t want to be put out and they’ll do anything they can to stay in power. We’re going to get every last slimy one of them and Pansey is their pride and joy. We’re going to take him out in the most embarrassing way possible, primary or no.


23 posted on 03/12/2013 6:31:39 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

I don’t live there. I’m glad you’re confident you’ll succeed. What I’m saying is, I doubt the SC GOPE is going to say “No primary this year, we’re going to choose our candidate... Lindey Graham!”

Might they try something underhanded? Sure. I just don’t think it could realistically be as straightforward as the article makes out.


24 posted on 03/12/2013 6:35:55 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Honestly, I haven’t investigated whether this is actually possible or not, but I can definitely tell you that they’ll do ANYTHING, no matter how outlandish, to hold power. I wouldn’t put anything past them.

In my neck of the woods, which is the most conservative part of the state, we’ve ousted all the bad guys. I’m putting everything I’ve got into taking out the trash in the rest of the state in ‘14. :-)


25 posted on 03/12/2013 6:46:19 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

I wish you great success, whoever the candidate ends up being. Just watch out for those Tokyo Rove bucks that will be put up to defend Lindsey. Karl is ready to do what he did with Christine O’Donnell. He’ll trash the real conservatives in 2014. Steve King is already under attack.


26 posted on 03/12/2013 6:50:46 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

I know I opened this thread by referencing LG, but it’s a severe situation that is mostly centered in Columbia, and not just a Lynnzee problem. It appears S.C. could become a battleground State between those holding power and voter-citizens who still believe politicians can be fired by a majority of the governed.


27 posted on 03/12/2013 7:05:08 PM PDT by Resettozero
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