Sunday, March 24, 2013
Former candidate for House 97 weighs in on the congressional race.
South Carolina Patch Political Editor Shawn Drury is joined by GOP strategist Jordan Bryngelson and Patch Senior Local Editor Lindsay Street to discuss the results of the SC1 primary. We talk about who surprised in the primary and what to expect in the runoff between Mark Sanford and Curtis Bostic. We also talk about Elizabeth Colbert Busch's chances to turn the seat Blue. Keep up with all of Patch's coverage of South Carolina politics by following us on Facebook HERE and Twitter HERE.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Ed Carter's campaign announces win for Republican nomination of S.C. House District 97.
Ed Carter, current chair of the Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce, has announced victory in the Republican race for S.C. House District 97 seat. According to his campaign, he has defeated Jordan Bryngelson, who vied to earn his party's first nomination toward political office. Carter will go on to face Democratic incumbent Rep. Patsy Knight for S.C. House District 97 in the fall. Carter's campaign battled trying to ditch the past leading up to the primary. Carter had previously run for this very seat as a Democrat in 2000, and had also retired from the U.S. Air Force 20 years ago following an allegation of sexual harassment. Despite the rumor mill churning, Carter out-raised Bryngelson by a margin of nearly 4-to-1…
Monday, June 11, 2012
See who's donating and how much.
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A look at Dorchester County campaign expenses since Jan. 1.
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Sunday, June 10, 2012
See who's running and their positions for the June 12 GOP primary.
S.C. House District 97 (precincts: Butternut, Clemson, Clemson 2, Clemson 3, Cypress, Delemars, Flowertown, Flowertown 2, Givhans, Givhans 2 Grover, Indian Field, Indian Field 2, Knightsville, Reevesville, Ridgeville, Ridgeville 2, Rosses, St. George, St. George 2) S.C. Senate District 38 (precincts: Ashborough East, Ashborough East 2, Bacons Bridge, Beech Hill, Beach Hill 2, Brandymill, Brandymill 2, Briarwood, Briarwood 2, Briarwood 3, Butternut, Central, Central 2, Clemson, Clemson 2, Clemson 3, Coastal, Coastal 2, Coastal 3, Coosaw, Coosaw 2, Cypress, Dorchester 2, Flowertown, Flowertown 2, Givhans 2, Greenhurst, Greenwave, Irongate, Irongate 2, Irongate 3, Knightsville, Lincoln, Miles Jamison, Newington, Newington 2, North Summerville…
Friday, June 8, 2012
House District 97 candidate Jordan Bryngelson receives endorsement from conservative PAC.
House District 97 candidate Jordan Bryngelson's campaign has announced a key endorsement from South Carolina Club for Growth, a conservative group that uses PAC money to support state house and senate candidates. In the 2010 election cycle, eight out of 10 primary candidates endorsed by the organization won their primary election race, according to South Carolina Club for Growth. Bryngelson faces competition from fellow candidate Ed Carter for the Republican nomination to challenge incumbent Rep. Patsy Knight. "For too long candidates and incumbents have claimed to be fiscal conservatives while on the campaign trail but then take on a tax and spend mentality when in Columbia," South Carolina Club for Growth PAC Chairman Dave Ellison said …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Chamber of Commerce-Journal Scene forum featured five candidates in four races.
Republican voters got a second chance to see S.C. House District 97 Republican candidates debate the issues Tuesday. The forum by Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce and Summerville Journal Scene was originally designed to include multiple race debates, but the only showdown of the night was for S.C. House District 97, featuring opponents Jordan Bryngelson and Ed Carter, both hoping to challenge Democratic incumbent Patsy Knight in the fall. Many candidates dropped out at the last second for work obligations and other reasons, Tuesday's GOP debate continued with Sheriff L.C. Knight, County Council District 4 challenger John Hull and S.C. Senate District 38 challenger Sean Bennett facing no rivals. No candidates for …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
S.C. House District 97 candidate Ed Carter responds to past comment that led to relieve of command during his service in the Air Force 20 years ago.
An "off-color comment" reported 20 years ago has reared its head in the S.C. House District 97 race. Candidate Ed Carter, responding to the 1992 Stars and Stripes story about an allegeded sexual harassing comment that led to the relieve of his command at a Korean Air Force Base, said it was "political correctness run amok." Neither Carter, nor the article reporting the fallout, detail exactly what was said. But as this year's GOP primary battle heats up, the story has resurfaced, and Carter has admitted making the comment to Patch. Read the article here. "This is old news," Carter told Patch. "It was an off-color comment in front of a group of people and I was disciplined for it. It was meant to be a joke." Following the allegation and an …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Watch the Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce's GOP debate here; comment and tell us who gets your vote and why.
Watch as candidates, vying for four GOP nominations, discuss the issues. The debate was by the Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce and the Summerville Journal Scene. Candidates featured are: S.C. Senate District 38 incumbent Mike Rose, Dorchester County Council District 4 incumbent Larry Hargett, Dorchester County Council District 6 incumbent Bill Hearn and challenger Roger Goodman, and Dorchester County Sheriff challenger Mike Turner were unable to attend. The primary is June 12. Comment below on who gets your vote and why.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
House District 97 candidate Jordan Bryngelson sits down for coffee.
Jordan Bryngelson, running as a Republican for House District 97, which is currently represented by Democrat Rep. Patsy Knight, sat down with Patch and concerned voters Thursday at Coastal Coffee Roasters. Coffee with the Candidates is 4:30 p.m. Thursdays. The next Coffee with the Candidates is 4:30 p.m. May 24 at Coastal Coffee and features County Councilman Bill Hearn, running for reelection for county District 6. Bryngelson's Republican opponent Ed Carter will sit down for coffee May 31. Here is a recap of Thursday's conversation with Bryngelson: Q: As someone involved with the state party, what are your thoughts on having about 200 candidates kicked off the ballot? It's unfortunate they got kicked off because of a witch hunt. I …