Lowcountry Legislators Eye Rep. Tim Scott's Seat

While awaiting on Sen. Jim DeMint's successor to be appointed by Gov. Nikki Haley, at least two Charleston area legislators express interest in running for Congressional District 1.

As Dorchester County and Summerville politicians participated in the Summerville Christmas Parade Sunday, a Mount Pleasant legislator was out shaking hands among the crowd. 

State Rep. Chip Limehouse smiled broadly. The Republican was in what he called home territory and said he's often at Summerville events. But he's also eyeing Congressman Tim Scott's seat that could become vacant if the tea party congressional star is nabbed for Gov. Nikki Haley's appointment to U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint's seat. And while Summerville isn't in Limehouse's state house district, it is in Scott's Congressional District 1.

"There's speculation that Gov. Haley may pick Tim Scott to fill the vacancy," Limehouse said. "It's not premature. It's just a good thing regardless of whether the race occurs or not ... If that occurs I will definitely be strongly considering entering the race. At this point, all I can say is that I hope Tim Scott gets picked by the governor."

A special election would be required to fill the Congressional seat. But Limehouse isn't the only politician waiting to see who the governor appoints. S.C. Sen. Larry Grooms, R-Goose Creek, has also expressed interest in seeking Scott's seat.

"I definitely would give it a hard look," Grooms said. "It's just premature talk right now."

The legislator formed an exploratory committee in 2000 for the seat, but decided against running. 

Grooms said there are probably a dozen other candidates who will want to enter a race for District 1. 

Greg Adams December 13, 2012 at 07:42 PM
Here you go Reg: http://thyblackman.com/2012/11/28/susan-rice-james-clyburn-yes-democratic-republican-racial-hypocrisy/ http://www.fitsnews.com/2012/12/05/jim-clyburn-its-racial-again/ http://exposethemedia.com/2012/01/23/clyburn-newt-won-sc-because-of-racist-code-words-to-tea-party-base/ http://thyblackman.com/2012/11/28/susan-rice-james-clyburn-yes-democratic-republican-racial-hypocrisy/ http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/11/20/clyburn-incompetent-is-racist-code-language-now/ http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/congressman-clyburn-wants-to-restrict-free-speech-and-gun-rights-do-you/question-1438915/ Do you need more? I have a whole folder on Jim Clyburn
reg December 13, 2012 at 08:49 PM
Let's take a look at your sources: FITS, which is operated by the guy who was a Sanford staffer and who signed sworn documents saying he slept with Nikki Haley; PJ Media, which (when it's not reporting on the Tea Party) regularly provides its research that claims there was no Holocaust; Exposethemedia, which tries to block its registration from public viewing so no one can see who operates it, but turns out to be operated by the same group that does a "whites unite" site (and both of them say the prez is a member of al qaeda); thyblackman, the address of which is owned by a white man, and which doesn't post anything but divisive racial articles -- started in Feb 2010 to jump on the elections that year, and also with a declared goal to try swoon black reporters away from the UNITY Journalists group; and an individual commentary on sodahead from a guy who calls himself "FanOReilly" - your link shows commentary that because Clyburn was in support of the Fairness Doctrine (which supports unbiased media), FanOReilly thinks that means he's racist, wants to take away your right to free speech, and want to take away your right to own a gun, too. Gee, Greggy - is this all you got? If you use these as supportive evidence, you're actually defending my statement!!
stanley seigler December 13, 2012 at 11:35 PM
re: Riley?? what a joke that would be ... weel guess 'm' believes the people of chas are not too bright (elected riley to 10th term)...anyway another opine of joe riley: [CLIP] Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. is widely considered one of the most visionary and highly effective governmental leaders in America. First elected Mayor in December 1975, Mayor Riley is serving an unprecedented tenth term. Under his leadership, Charleston has increased its commitment to racial harmony...etcetc [end clip] re: Clyburn is racially divisive. I don't find him the most qualified or the most experienced in trying to do what's best for ALL the people. this basically the opine of SC white folks...nationally he is a respected, most qualified, experienced, congressional leader...
stanley seigler December 14, 2012 at 12:17 AM
some CLIPS from Greg Adams' sources 1. I don’t disagree with James Clyburn entirely: We know that Republicans don’t tend to like black people unless they are working for them on their front porch. 2. “BITCH BETTA CHECK HISSELF” [speaks volumes to the validity of this source] 3. And still today, holds people of ALL races down. It’s called the Democrat voter base and Occupy Wall Street. 4. [a repeat of #1] 5. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., told CNN on Tuesday that some Republican claims that Rice is “incompetent” may be racial in nature...Rice has been criticized, for your information David Jackson of USA Today, because she said things about a deadly terrorist attack that were not true 6. Rep Clyburn is a morally bankrupt individual. He wants to infringe upon the bill of rights, especially the 1st and 2nd amendments. there is absolutely nothing in the sources that would lead any reasonably intelligent person to conclude: 'All he [clyburn] seems to be good at is stirring up racial hatred'...' the tone and vitriolic hype of the sources is just more of the samoldsameold BO-hater rhetoric...actually two (#1 and #4) agree w/ clyburn. lost in all the distractions is the fact clyburn agreed rice was wrong...he was just offended by mccain (finished 5th from bottom of his naval academy class) calling rice (a rhodes scholar) incompetent.
SCGOP843 December 18, 2012 at 02:17 AM
Larry Grooms would make a great congressman. Grooms is a Conservative Reformer!!!


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