Monday, August 2, 2010

Tim Scott will win SC-1 in November

In many ways it's hard to grasp, but it's so. There will be at least one Black Republican Congressmen elected this November. Tim Scott will (should) win this fall. This Congressional District is very red, Henry Brown has held it since 2000 taking over from then Congressman Mark Sanford when Sanford retired to run for the Governor's Office. It has been held by Republicans since 1980.

Just a few days ago Tim Scott became the Republican nominee, beating Strom Thurmond's son no less.

Henry Brown won
2000 – 60%
2002 – 90%
2004 – 88%
2006 – 60%
2008 - 52%

The 2008 number was close, not because fewer Republicans voted for him but because Democratic numbers were so much higher than usual. This district is 73% white and 20% black. Scott has raised over a half a million dollars while Ben Frasier has raised less than $10,000.

As the great sage says, "it ain't over 'til the fat lady sings," still, I can't wait until November.


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