On the GOP side, potential candidates include former Gov. Mark Sanford and his ex-wife, former first lady Jenny Sanford; state Sens. Chip Campsen and Larry Grooms; state Reps. Chip Limehouse, Peter McCoy, Jim Merrill and Andy Patrick; Charleston County Councilman Elliott Summey; Dorchester County Councilman Jay Byars; Charleston City Councilman Mike Seekings; Mount Pleasant Town Councilman Ken Glasson; former state Sen. John Kuhn; former Charleston County School Board member Larry Kabrovsky; former Charleston County Council members Curtis Bostic and Joe McKeown; and Lowcountry businessmen Keith Blandford, Carroll Campbell, Mark Lutz, Bob Menges and Teddy Turner.
I’m sure that a native South Carolinian could break down for you the feuds, vendettas, jihads, crusades, wars to the knife, ambushes,and associated mayhem that is presumably reflected in that innocent-sounding list, but the first two names on it alone would guarantee a lively primary in a state that… well. It’s not nice to suggest that South Carolinian politicians might be willing to give an Assassins’ Guild all the work it could handle.
PS: I assume that the Democrats will have a candidate, sure. They should try to make sure to get a competent one whose last name starts with A.