2009 General Election

September 30, 2009 by  
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Let your voices be heard at the polls.  There are several highly contested races from local school boards to mayoral races.

Get out and vote.

Bill Chumley to Announce Candidacy for State House

September 23, 2009 by  
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Local businessman and farmer Bill Chumley, will announce his candidacy for the Republican nomination for State House of Representatives in 2010. The announcement will take place at a campaign event September 26. Chumley is seeking election to House District 35.

Chumley is a native of Reidville and the owner of several small businesses in Spartanburg County. He and his wife Faye have two sons and three grand-children. The Chumleys are active members of Poplar Springs Baptist Church where Bill is a deacon and chairman of the cemetery committee.

Chumley has started and operates four businesses: Chumley Enterprises, a landscaping business; Southern Shade Nursery, off of Highway 101; Reidville Products International; and Drainbox, a manufacturer of home improvement products. Chumley’s business experience and insight have resulted in 7 US Patents and 3 Federal Trademarks.

Bill served as an officer of Friends of Ben’s Creek which organized to oppose the landfill proposal.

House District 35 encompasses southwestern Spartanburg county including Reidville and Woodruff.

Contact: Bill Chumley
(864) 476-9677

Rock Hill Freedom Rally

September 22, 2009 by  
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A Freedom Rally will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2009, at 3:00 p.m at the Rock Hill City Hall Old Town Amphitheater.  An extension of the Tax Day Tea Parties and the 9/12 Freedom March on Washington, DC, the Freedom Rally will celebrate of the country in which we live, reflect on the sacrifices made by the Founding Fathers to secure the freedoms we enjoy today, and open discussion of ideas on how to ensure these freedoms are preserved and protected for future generations.

The theme of the rally will be “Know the Issues.”  “With Congress spending trillions of dollars and passing 1,000+ page bills, we need to understand how this complicated legislation will affect us on a local and personal level,” says Joe Thompson, rally coordinator.  Confirmed speakers include Park Gillespie, 2006 Republican candidate for The United States House of Representatives from SC District 5, and Marvin Rogers, former aide to United States Congressman Bob Inglis and, most recently, a 2008 Republican candidate for SC State House Seat 49.

An open mike format will be used for anyone wishing to ask questions or speak about current issues or concerns.  The public is invited to attend.  Questions or comments can be directed to Thompson at FreedomIn2010@gmail.com


Contact:  Joe Thompson
Our District 5

Lee Responds to Inglis’ Vote to Reprimand Wilson

September 16, 2009 by  
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Jim Lee, Candidate for SC 4th Congressional District

Jim Lee, Candidate, SC 4th Congressional

Jim Lee, candidate for the Fourth Congressional District, issued the following statement regarding the House of Representatives’ resolution expressing the disapproval of Congressman Joe Wilson’s behavior during the joint session of Congress on September 9, 2009. Congressman Inglis joined with the Democrats and voted in favor of this resolution.

“It is frustrating that Congress has no time to read legislation it proposes, spends money it doesn’t have, fails to provide proper oversight over the Executive branch, and continues to treat with contempt the people of this country.” Lee stated. “It is infuriating that the House, in a disingenuous display of hypocritical, self-righteous indignation, was more worried about the supposed honor and decorum of the House that they swiftly passed a resolution expressing disapproval of Congressman Wilson’s behavior. Perhaps if there were more candor and truth within the House like that expressed by Congressman Wilson I might consider seriously the possibility that any member of Congress were truly offended.”

“Like Congressman Wilson, I regret his brief moment of incivility. I am proud that he immediately and without equivocation apologized to the President. However, all that does not diminish the truth in what Congressman Wilson said.  Congressman Inglis apparently felt it was more important to go along to get along and side with the Democrats and voted in favor of the resolution. It is clear that the Congressman, like the other out-of-touch representatives in Washington, is more concerned with being a part of the club than standing for principle.”

“I saw first-hand the overwhelmingly supportive response by over 1.7 million patriots to Congressman Wilson during the March on Washington this past weekend. All of this is just further proof that we need not just a new Representative in Washington; we need new representation for ‘We the People’.”

Jim Lee is running for South Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District which encompasses precincts in the counties of Greenville, Spartanburg, Union and Laurens. Jim is an Air Force veteran and a current Air Force Reservist for over 29 years, and working in the technology industry for 25 years. For more information, please visit www.JimLeeForCongress.com.

Inglis Hangs Wilson

September 15, 2009 by  
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Congressman Bob Inglis

Unfortunately, Adam Fogle over at the Palmetto Scoop beat me on the scoop in the 4th Congressional District.  I guess that is one of the disadvantages of being a parent and raising the family in the world of news stories.

Today, the US House voted on H. Res. 744, The Joe Wilson Resolution.

Resolved, That the House of Representatives disapproves of the behavior of the Representative from South Carolina, Mr. Wilson, during the joint session of Congress held on September 9, 2009.

The idea was to publicly reprimand the Congressman Joe Wilson because of his “You Lie” outburst during Obama’s speech to the nation.  Joe Wilson had issued apologies to the President after the incident and Obama had accepted those apologies.  Wilson felt that was good enough.

With that said, you figured most of the Congress would be logical and vote against this resolution.  They didn’t and our very own Congressman Bob Inglis decided his public apology was not enough.  Here is the screenshot of his twitter feed.

Part 1: Joe Wilson apologized to President. Part 2: He should apologize to House for rule violation. That would end the matter.

Joe Wilson analogy: I speed, lose control of my car and hit your car. Part 1: I fix your car. Part 2: I pay my speeding ticket. Case closed.

In our next articles, we will speculate on the logic and reason behind this vote.

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