South Carolina Elections

- 2012 Results -

 

There was absolutely no significant change in House membership that affects us, positive or negative. House wasn’t so bad after the 2010 elections, so that’s not too depressing. The Senate saw some possible positive change - three changeovers that unseated known Antis with - well, unknowns.


Of depressing note: Other than the unseating of Anti Jake Knotts by a petition candidate, almost all other petition candidates failed, despite widespread support of their candidacy. This is unfortunate as some of them were targeting Anti and it is probably because of Straight Ticket Voting - whose dumb idea was that?


Click here for quick access to the  results from 2010 and 2008  to see other seats not covered here.



Link to SCIWAY Election Listings


On Using this Election Guide





Remember, this guide only serves to tell whether an individual is nanny state or liberty minded - as seen with their support or opposition to smoking bans and tobacco taxes. Based on their Bill authorship/sponsorship, voting record, public declarations of the past and present and, in many cases, personal correspondence, I can attempt to tell you who is what according to the following color scheme:

South Carolina House of Representatives

Election Races of Interest

House District: 27                                        Result: No Change

Counties: Greenville

Incumbent

Smith, Garry R.  - R *

House District: 119                                        Result: No Change

Counties: Charleston

Incumbent

Stavrinakis, Leon - D $

Comment:

Comment: Stavrinakis supports bans and taxes. Hughes cannot be as bad. There is also an independent running, Jerry Rose, But I can’t find out a damn thing about him - that’s an automatic ignore in my book, and he might just be a spoiler to help Leon keep his seat.


At some point in October, Hughes and Rose were taken off the ballot - I don’t know the story, but if fucking stinks.

House District: 22                                        Result: No Change

Counties: Greenville                                       

Incumbent

Nanney, Wendy - R

Comment:

House District: 26                                        Result: Unknown

Counties: Greenville and Pickens

Incumbent

Open

Comment: As a Libertarian, Walters would be an asset to individual liberty.


But you fuckers couldn’t give him a try? Really?

House District: 20                                        Result: No Change

Counties: Greenville                                       

Incumbent

Hamilton, Dan - R *

Comment:

House District: 44                                        Result: No Change

Counties: Lancaster

Incumbent

Open

Comment:

House District: 52                                        Result: No Change

Counties: Kershaw

Incumbent

Funderbunk, Laurie Slade - D

Comment:

House District: 114                                        Result: No Change

Counties: Charleston and Dorchester

Incumbent

Harrell, Bobby - R $

Comment: Harrell lost my love when he pushed the 2009 huge cigarette tax increase through the legislature - not very conservative... And despite all the controversy and hatred surrounding Harrell, you fuckers re-elected him. Dumbasses.

House District: 8                                        Result: No Change

Counties: Anderson and Oconee

Incumbent

Bowen, Don C. - R $

Comment: Bowen is tight lipped on his position on bans, and is thus suspect. Though present, Bowen did not vote at all on the 2010 tax increase, thus aiding it’s passage.

House District: 115                                       Result: No Change

Counties: Charleston

Incumbent

McCoy, Peter - R

Comment:

House District: 3                                        Result: No Change

Counties: Pickens

Incumbent

Skelton, B. R. - R

Comment: Fuckers invalidated the Primary.  Skelton Voted for ban bill in 06, has since supported everything anti. Authored a statewide ban bill in 2010 that included E-Cigs. Don’t know anything about Harris, but he can’t be worse.


Dumb fuckers of District 3, you voted for Harris in the primary, but still voted Skelton back in in the general? Really?

House District: 90                                        Result: No Change

Counties: Bamburg, Barnwell and Orangeburg

Incumbent

Sellers, Bakari T. - D

Comment: Sorry, no good picks here. FYI, the challenger Dan Lawrence is the same Dan Lawrence who ran for House District 120 in 2010 and lost. You gotta wonder about politicians who lose then re-run in a completely different geography.

South Carolina Senate

Election Races of Interest

Senate District: 6                                          Result: No Change

Counties: Greenville

Incumbent

Fair, Michael L. - R

Comment: You people of District 6 suck for keeping the anti Fair.

Senate District: 7                                          Result: No Change

Counties: Greenville

Incumbent

Open

Comment:

Senate District: 10                                         Result: No Change

Counties: Abbeville, Greenwood, Laurens

Incumbent

Nicholson, Floyd - D *

Comment: FYI, McAbee is the same one who ran for and lost the 2010 race in House District 12. He wouldn’t respond to my questions then, and he’s still suspect now. Nicholson is a friend to freedom.

Senate District: 17                                         Result: No Change

Counties: Chester, Fairfield, Union and York

Incumbent

Coleman, Creighton B. - D

Comment:

Senate District: 23                                         Result: Win, One Hopes

Counties: Lexington

Challengers

Shealy, Katrina - (R) Petition

Comment: You should know that the SCGOP has endorsed Shealy over Knotts, in part because of the Primary snafoo and in part becasue Knotts is a freaking RINO.

Senate District: 26                                         Result: No Change

Counties: Aiken, Lexington and Saluda

Incumbent

Setzler, Nikki - D

Comment:

Senate District: 35                                         Result: Possible Win or Wash

Counties: Lee and Sumter

Incumbent

Open - D

Challengers

Barwick, Tony - R

McElveen, Thomas - D

Comment:


And don’t forget about local government - City and County. They’re the ones currently enacting bans right now. Click Here to SeeL-SC-Local.html

Senate District: 41                                         Result: Yay... I mean Possible Wash

Counties: Charleston

Republican

Thurmond, Paul - R

Comment: You should know that Paul Tinkler, as a City Councilman of Charleston, pushed and got passed the draconian smoking ban there. Do NOT reward this nanny state asshole with another office.... And I am so glad that this asshole did not win.

House District: 42                                        Result: No Change

Counties: Spartanburg and Union

Incumbent

Anthony, Mike - D $

Comment: A Rematch. English is a friend to freedom. I cannot contact Anthony - his record indicates strong support for tax increases, but no support for bans. He did NOT vote for a ban in 06... and at some point in October, they took English off the ballot.

House District: 97                                          Result: No Change

Counties: Dorchester

Incumbent

Knight, Patsy - D

Comment:

Senate District: 28                                         Result: Possible Win

Counties: Dillon, Horry, Marion and Marlboro

Incumbent

Open - D

Comment: FYI, Butch Johnson is the same one who ran for and lost in the 2010 House District 58 race. He was unresponsive then and is still suspect now.

This is our enemy. They have proven by deed or declaration that they definitely support all smoking bans, tax increases and other anti legislation.

A dubious candidate. Either by media article, website hints or their personal attributes (i.e; medical doctor), AND a failure of them to set  the record straight with me in correspondence, these people are strongly suspected to support smoking bans.


Orange will also be used for people who refuse to share their views, won’t take any stand or have no contact info for sharing their views AND are challenging a known good candidate.

Unknown. What separates them from orange is that their website or public declarations have not hinted at all that they are anti and I have reason to give them the benefit of the doubt.

This would mean that the candidate is opposed to smoking ban legislation, in businesses, of any form or degree (state or local) and, thus, truly supports individual and private property liberties.

Since we have the unfortunate reality that there are candidates that are against smoking bans but have some support for a tax increase, I will use a red asterisk to denote support for a tax increase, orange for a hesitant support for a tax increase or support for a small tax increase.

RED

ORANGE

BLACK

GREEN

* , *

VIOLET

Violet (Purple) indicates the candidate does NOT support a state-wide smoking ban, but does support local governments in passing bans. From a state representative perspective, the candidate won’t make things worse state-wide, but he or she does not demonstrate a respect for private property or business owners. Not ideal, but better than Red or Orange.

$

This will indicate an incumbent candidate who voted yes to overriding Governor Sanford’s veto of the 50 cents per pack tax increase on cigarettes. I will also use it to indicate an incumbent who did not vote on the override at all AND has shown support for the increase in past votes. Dodging the vote is also a guilty action.

Ban Delineations

Tax Delineations

Shorthand: Green is best, Violet is okay, Black is unknown, Orange can be or is bad and Red is worst.

Updated: 11/11/2012