Skip to comments.S.C. Democratic leadership takes odd step of endorsing Hutto in U.S. Senate race
Posted on 05/30/2014 8:09:06 AM PDT by cotton1706
The leadership of the South Carolina Democratic Party has endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Brad Hutto in the party primary, a further indication they remain uncomfortable with newcomer Jay Stamper.
The party's Executive Committee voted unanimously to endorse Hutto in the battle for U.S. Senate against Republican incumbent Lindsey Graham. The Executive Committee is made up of representatives from every county in the state.
Their endorsement message only vaguely referred to Stamper, of Columbia, who recently moved to the state and had no history with the S.C. Democratic Party before trying to become their Senate nominee.
He did not fare well during the party's candidate vetting process, a spokeswoman also said, pointing to legal troubles Stamper faced when he lived out West.
The vetting process was created after Alvin Greene, an unemployed former soldier, won the party primary against Vic Rawl in 2010, but later was found to have an obscenity charge hanging against him.
"Unlike Lindsey Graham, Brad Hutto will always put South Carolina first," said Democratic Party Chairman Jaime Harrison.
He continued, "Lindsey Graham is more worried about world affairs and national television shows than he is the folks back home. Brad Hutto will make sure South Carolina gets its fair share in education funding and see that our rural infrastructure is strengthened - that's the kind of leader we need in the Senate representing South Carolina."
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Primary is June 10th.
They wouldn't need a vetting process if Dem leaders like Jim Clyburn didn't automatically vote for the black guy every time.