The Fightin’ Fourth Year End Update
In South Carolina’s most conservative district, the filing deadline has come and gone.
This cycle has seen the incumbent come out with the gloves off, taking on his challengers and pledging to debate as often as possible. He even sent out one piece that seemingly endorsed another candidate in the race causing one campaign to call for Inglis to withdraw. It has even become personal with some spouses getting in on the fun, taking jabs at other candidates or the candidate bullying the spouse. You know who we are talking about candidates!
For transparency sake, I am volunteering on Jim Lee’s campaign. As some of you may know, I have been one of Inglis’ biggest critics since I started The Conservativist. Just ask Inglis, I am his biggest fan, all sarcasm is intended.
Lets take a look at the financial reports for the Fightin’ Fourth’s candidates (last reporting cycle only) and don’t forget to vote in our poll below.
Cash on Hand: $308,291.74
Of Inglis 142 donors, 18 of them are PAC contributions. They include the NRA, GE (Inglis loves their wind turbines), Fraternity & Sorority PAC (is this where Bob learns how to sing and dance?), Duke Energy, Northrop Grumman, Microsoft, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Exxon.
Cash on Hand: $204,649.74
It appears the Advance America and Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough PAC donated to his campaign. Surprisingly not on his donor list is Barry Wynn, who appeared on Inglis’ donor list. Trey is expected to have several cases coming up in the next months, so expect to see his ads more frequently over the airwaves as his campaign time will be limited.
Cash on Hand: $16,261.28
Of Jeffrey’s 13 donors, only four (4) of them are from within the district!? She’s obtained money from Georgia, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Michigan and more. It comes as no surprise that Jeffrey Sewell is now consulting her campaign (look at the plugs she gets from SCHotline) See FEC Data or with a timestamp for those who want to challenge my research. What I do find interesting is that she is on her 4th or 5th consultant now. She has paid Sewell and Cassidy from this cycle, Dark Horse Strategy, Saber Communications and Michael Thompson in previous cycles.
Jeffrey has paid Upstate Printing and Publishing ~$1,400.00 which is located at the same address as the Boiling Springs Tea Party, located at 278 Giles Dr. in Boiling Springs, SC.
Cash on Hand: $4,146.73
Jim Lee’s funding is surprisingly down this quarter. Lee’s candidacy is based on “We the People” meaning that he hasn’t been visiting with all of the big money donors in the area. While working out of state on technology consulting projects, Lee has been knocking on doors and making phone calls to the electorate, building grassroots support. The question remains whether or not this will result in votes come June.
We hear the campaign has a big announcement coming, but we don’t know any details at this time.
Cash on Hand: $91,173.66
Of all the candidates, Thomas is the only one with pending debt, $4,243.83. We have learned in the last few weeks, validated with FEC data, that Richard Quinn & Associates is advising on his campaign. FEC data shows it as polling data, but it will be interesting if the Quinn machine will come barreling through with large sums of money in the next few weeks. At least we know we will see pro-Thomas materials on The Palmetto Scoop.