PAC Demands Stupid Promises

The regressive Palmetto Liberty PAC is appealing to voters (and soliciting funds) by using candidate responses to a bizarre survey.   In an email to followers, the subsidiary to out-of-state special interests tries to paint certain candidates as untrustworthy because they refused to promise not to vote for new taxes.  Although that sounds reasonable at first blush, such promises would be the sign of a candidate dedicated to poor governance. Continue reading “PAC Demands Stupid Promises”

Teppara: More Out-of-State $ Than District

Lexington County Council candidate Dino Teppara has more campaign donors and more campaign money from out-of-state than from the district he is running to represent.   According to South Carolina State Ethics Commission filings, Mr. Teppara collected 35 non-South Carolina contributions totalling $8,777 whereas only 14 potential constituents have given  $2,885. Of that, $1,050 came from the candidate and someone living at his residence. Continue reading “Teppara: More Out-of-State $ Than District”

Arrogance Is Not Petty: Character Counts

On primary Tuesday a picture was posted on the Lake and Main Facebook page (and a few others) of a County Council candidate illegally parked in a handicapped zone. Many were righteously outraged at his disregard for the law and a few thought bringing attention to it “petty” and “juvenile.”  Continue reading “Arrogance Is Not Petty: Character Counts”

Tolar’s Folly

Lexington County Councilman Ned Tolar (R-6) has proposed two plans to fund road improvements in the county.  According to The State newspaper, Tolar is looking to impose “impact fees” on new residential development and build a ”10-to 12-mile toll road linking I-20 to the I-26/I-77 intersection near the Congaree River in Richland County – stretching across Red Bank to Dixiana – to route traffic away from Malfunction Junction.Continue reading “Tolar’s Folly”