Skip to comments.‘Southern Charm’ star planning US Senate race against Graham
Posted on 06/26/2014 8:22:27 AM PDT by cotton1706
CHARLESTON With less than a month to go before the filing deadline, Charleston businessman and reality TV show star Thomas Ravenel says he is proceeding with plans to run as an independent for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican Lindsey Graham.
Ravenel, who was state treasurer before resigning due to federal drug charges, said Wednesday that he plans soon to complete a petition drive, collecting the signatures of at least 10,000 S.C. voters.
That petition would enable him to appear on the ballot this November with three other candidates, including Graham, in a bid for a six-year Senate term. Also on the ballot will be Democratic state Sen. Brad Hutto of Orangeburg, and Libertarian Victor Kocher of Columbia.
Though he is postponing any official confirmation of his candidacy until the required signatures are collected, Ravenel is not shy about disparaging his potential opponents, especially the races frontrunner, Graham.
Ravenel accuses Graham of having a knife to the back of the U.S. military, saying the hawkish senator consistently wants to send overstretched American forces into conflicts across the world. All the while, Ravenel says, Graham helps enrich military contractors.
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darn... if he wins does that mean he will no longer be on Southern Charm? he was very entertaining... he was my favorite of the cast...
Linda Graham may be a pathetic excuse for a senator but anyone who votes for this fool is voting for Harry Reid as majority leader.
The people do not need to reward Lindsey Graham’s treachery with another vote, just because he has an “r” next to his name. These oligarchs have depended on conservatives voting for them because “the democrat would be worse” for far too long!
Time for Lindsey to reap what he has sown. Let him get reelected with the moderates and democrats that he loves so much!
Resigned as State Treasurer because of Federal Drug Charges? Oh great. What an outstanding candidate.
This explains how Lindsey Graham continues to win the republican primary ..........
An open primary is how the GOPe and Thad won in Mississippi.
As an Ohioan, who has always respected South Carolinians' devotion to their State and their historic willingness to assert & defend her sovereignty; I certainly recognize that the decision about what to do about Lindsey Graham's repeated insults is not mine to make. But, perhaps I may be forgiven in suggesting that having a substance abuse problem may not be as serious as being a Quisling, who continuously insults, betrays & repudiates the values of those he claims to represent.
And Milch McConnell as majority leader would be different, how?
Milch has already said that he has no intention of repealing Ubamacare.
He also can't wait to pass amnesty, though amnesty is now moot since Ubama conspired with Latin American leaders to overwhelm the US borders and disperse thousands of illegals a day throughout the country.
So, seriously, what difference would it make?
Are you awake? Do you not love Liberty more than you love the utterly corrupt GOPe?
People like you are always the last to see reality.
LG is a Tea Party hating, Conservative hating GOPe puke.
Have you not heard Remember Mississippi ?
The utterly evil GOPe pulled off their mask, they have declared a blood feud with Conservatives?
I applaud this move. It will increase the odds that the evil LG will be defeated.
We must first politically destroy ALL GOPe puke RINOs, then we can worry about the evil RATS.
*** 15 yards penalty for invoking reality on a series thread. ***
I hope the star ditches his skinny redhead connected girlfriend and takes up with a woman of decent and substantial infrastructure.
yeah great candidate........
In June 2007, Ravenel was indicted on federal cocaine distribution charges by US Attorney Reginald Lloyd. The filed charges allege that Ravenel purchased less than 500 grams of cocaine through an intermediary in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2005, prior to his election as treasurer but after his abortive entry in the 2004 Senate race.
Is that all? Bill Clinton did that much for breakfast when he was Gubinor and the Mena pipeline was able to sustain the flow.
Maybe Matt Lauer and Bill Maher can vouch for his abilities?
They’ve stared in mirrors and lenses most of their lives. :-)