April Polling Results – Fourth Congressional

May 4, 2010 by  
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SC 4th Congressional Poll Results

SC 4th Congressional Poll Results - April 2010

The results are in from our poll on the 4th Congressional District through the end of April.  As you can see the front runners in our poll has become even more clear compared to our previous poll, which had a three way tie for 2nd.

Some polling data that has been floated our way from the campaigns appears to match up with what our readers are saying (of course that is every source besides the Jeffrey campaign who is the anomaly).

What I find most interesting in this poll though is the lack of support for Jeffrey.  Her team has been flooding our website with comments, but as the case in campaigns back, just because your the loudest doesn’t mean you have all the support.

We also know that Congressman Inglis’ crew doesn’t really care for The Conservativist.  I supposedly write scurrilous things about him here, which may be deflating his support, but that does not explain the the trending from our sources.

With that said, here is a quick update on the campaigns and a few opinions, in alphabetical order.

Trey Gowdy

We have started seeing Gowdy’s television ads in the evenings and he appears to have the lead in signage placements (if you consider that a determining factor).  The tit-for-tat between Inglis & Gowdy appears to be heating up more so and with several key debates left (forums, we don’t have real debates), I only expect this to intensify.

Bob Inglis

If our polls are any indication, Inglis $43K outdoor advertising campaign is flopping.  Inglis claims he has always knocked on doors, which he has, but never to the extent he has this election cycle.  Inglis was in Boiling Springs this past Saturday.  Unfortunately, I was unable to see what kind of turn out he had at the Clock to go door knocking during the afternoon hours (Wife had places she wanted to go, couldn’t hang around an extra 15 minutes after lunch).

Christina Jeffrey

She may be the biggest whiner in the contest.  Constantly playing the victim card every time we turn around, it is getting a little old.  I guess that is common sense politics for the “Common Sense Grandma.”

The most recent is an incident the night before the Tea Parties where she claims she was prevented from attending a ticketed event and “a fix was in” comment by the organizing individual, Roan Garcia-Quintana.

We’ve heard both sides of the story and honestly, it appears the two parties need to get their panties out of a wad.  You can read about it on SCHotline, here and here, but I suggest you remember the 2008 Doug Wavel incident before continuing to read these stories.

Jim Lee

Jim Lee’s candidacy is a tough one to figure out.  Pure grassroots, little money and a big name supporter.  Col. David Hunt from FOX News came to the upstate to campaign for Lee.  Sources say it was pretty successful.

Concerning Jeffrey’s latest claims that Lee was in attendance at the alleged event above, Lee told us that was not possible.  He was hosting a dinner with Col. David Hunt that night for the duration of the event.

David Thomas

David Thomas’ campaign is out there. I have not had the opportunity to speak with him much, but he was helpful in getting me some information about an issue in Fountain Inn recently.  What most disturbs me with Thomas is his position to mandate that all new houses be equipped with a sprinkler system.  According to the Post & Courier, Thomas stated that there would be potential insurance increases on the people in the state if this mandate is not passed.

At first glance, I’m very skeptical of a sprinkler mandate, but I will be curious to see how the other campaigns take his position and run with it as an infringement on our personal liberties.

The Truth Will Set Christina Jeffrey Free

April 22, 2010 by  
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Jeffrey Working for Rudy Giuliani

Folks, I do my best effort to provide accurate statements concerning the individuals I report about on my blog. I like to think that I am accurate 99% of the time and I update accordingly when I’m not.

With that said, since I broke the story concerning Jeffrey’s support of Giuliani several weeks ago, her supporters, family members and friends a like have graced this blog giving me hell.  Claiming I’m lying, someone has deceived me, etc.  They tell me I’m destroying a good candidate, trying to split the Tea Party up or this is just a flat out lie.

So if one news article wasn’t enough, you believe Mike Littwin from the Rocky Mountain Times made this up, then the picture above should answer all of your questions about the real Christina Jeffrey.

I was working on some other stories tonight and it dawned on me that if Mike Littwin interviewed her at the Spartanburg GOP convention, someone, somewhere had to have a picture of her.  Jeffrey never shies away from a camera (she will now), even when she is not invited (Upcountry Coalition Against Karen Floyd for example).

If there was one thing Rick Beltram was good at, he knew how to get media coverage of the Spartanburg GOP events.  The Herald Journal provides good coverage and a photographer typically follows Jason Spencer to scope out some interesting footage.  So I decided to browse the photo galleries of the Herald Journal, searching for Rudy Giuliani.

Enter Alex Hicks.  If you have ever had the opportunity to talk with him, he is an awesome individual and he taught me a lot about photography on our trip to DC for Obama’s inauguration, thanks Alex.  You still owe me a beer for saving your tail with your computer.

Hicks snapped the above photograph of Christina Jeffrey decked out in Rudy attire at the convention.  In attendance that day as well, Mike Littwin of the Rocky Mountain Times and Duncan Hunter.  If she was supporting Duncan Hunter as she claims to have in the March 5th WORD debate, why wasn’t she working for him then.

Jeffrey has Ray Moore swear up and down that she did not work on the Giuliani account but this picture speaks louder than any words.

I think it is becoming more clear that Jeffrey has some explaining to do to her closest supporters, Maria Brady at the Boiling Springs Tea Party, Brian Frank, Dean Allen and Ray Moore.  But more importantly, the people in this district.

It is time for Christina Jeffrey to step forward and address the lies she has spread concerning other campaigns and to tell the people the truth.

Picture:  Courtesy of Alex Hicks, Spartanburg Herald Journal

UPDATE:
It didn’t take long for someone to take this picture and run with it, tying it to the campaigns use of E. Ray Moore statements that she never worked for him

Related Stories Across SC:
The “Mark of Rudy” – FITS News
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words – Sunlit Uplands

4th Congressional 2010 April Filings

April 16, 2010 by  
Filed under News

Ladies and Gentleman, the first quarter of 2010 has come to an end.  Look and see how your candidates are doing and vote in the poll below!

Bob Inglis

Donors: 132 itemized non-PAC donors $67,136.82
Contributions:  $103,837.82
Expenses:  $163,306.26
Cash on Hand:  $246,810.15

Inglis received a ton of money from PAC’s this quarter including CH2M Hill, Boeing, Caterpillar, Microsoft and the NRA.

Inglis also spent $81,000 at Brains on Fire in Greenville for various marketing strategies.  One of those expenses was for his outdoor marketing campaign ($49,000) that, in my opinion, sucks.  You see a billboard but don’t even know who it belongs to because his name is so small.  Inglis’ wife also pocketed $6,233 from the campaign as her salary.

Trey Gowdy

Donors: 200 itemized donors contributed $83,163.39
Contributions:  $97,297.39
Expenses:  $113,220.00
Cash on Hand:  $188,727.13

Gowdy’s largest expenses went to Warren Tompkins associates in Columbia; First Tuesday Strategies, On the Mark and Under the Power Lines collected $41,354.

If you are looking for a money battle for this seat, it is between Gowdy and Inglis.

Christina Jeffrey

Donors: 12 itemized donors  ($3,810)
Contributions:  $7,176.10
Expenses:  $16,539.55
Cash on Hand:  $6,897.83

Jeffrey spent $9,000 with Mountain Media based out of NJ for her radio ad and a survey.  Other expenses went to the Boiling Springs Tea Party (Upstate Printing & Publishing) in the amount of $1,541 and filing fees with the SCGOP.

Jeffrey has caught a lot of hell this quarter.  From her lying about who she voted for President in 2008 to being called about by another former campaign manager who claims she is now on #6.  Number six by the way is Dean Allen, who was unsuccessful at raising money for his run at Adjutant General.

Needless to say, she is sliding fast, only 3 of her listed donors this last quarter were from within the district.

Jim Lee

Donors: 18 itemized donors ($8,250)
Contributions:  $10,780.00
Expenses:  $12,887.08
Cash on Hand:  $2,039.65

Fundraising for the Lee campaign has picked up some with Jeffrey’s relevations coming to light.  With that said though, Lee only has $2,000 on hand and has debt due to Dark Horse Strategy Group for $7,767.

Most of Lee’s expenses were paid out to Dark Horse for consulting and materials ($7,661) and the SCGOP for his campaign filing fee.  They announced the hiring of a fundraiser earlier this quarter and Col. David Hunt has come to visit to.  Lee needs to pick up his fund raising efforts to help earn attention or he is in serious trouble.

David Thomas

Donors:  48 itemized donors ($27,900)
Contributions:  $29,390.00
Expenses:  $73,740.08
Cash on Hand:  $46,823.58

As we suspected earlier this year, Thomas spent a ton of money on advertising with WHNS, WYFF and WSPA.  How much?  $41,743  Considering the contributions he pulled, it doesn’t look like his Olympic advertising was all that successful.  Thomas has about $3,000 in loans out due to himself as well.

On the questionable front, Thomas received donations from Larry Marchant ($2400) who has been in some heat recently for, say drunk driving?  We don’t know Marchant personally but we have seen his name in the blogs recently.  Don’t know how this will affect Thomas in the end though.

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Machine Gun Social Campaign Fails

April 14, 2010 by  
Filed under SC Politics

Dean Allen, former candidate for SC Adjutant General, made headlines in 2009 after taking a consultants advice to hold a fundraiser at a local indoor shooting range.

Unfortunately for Dean, he was not able to capitalize on this golden fund raising opportunity.  No campaign manager, an additional “machine gun social”, six months and $362 later, Allen failed to file for Adjutant General.

The race for Adjutant General had four potential candidates in the race: Dean Allen, Brian Frank, Bob Livingston and Stan Spears.

Dean Allen’s unsuccessful bid and management of his campaign has earned him a new job though.

Fourth congressional candidate Christina Jeffrey announced on Facebook that Dean Allen is her new campaign manager.  We don’t have to remind you how many different managers/consultants she’s had.  But the Sunlit Uplands has composed a compelling story discussing her campaign manager “orgy” (my emphasis).

Jeffrey herself has been catching heat after likening South Carolinian’s to “inbreds” and was caught lying to constituents concerning who she voted for in the 2008 presidential primaries.

In a recent poll, readers believed she voted for Giuliani by 67%.

Thank You!

April 5, 2010 by  
Filed under Opinion

WOW!  I leave for a week to spend time with my family and this place is on fire!  I love the discussion and encourage you to keep it up.

Here are a few comment claims I would like to address and check out the coming stories over the next few days.

Pam says I am transparent.  That is so.  I have stated on this blog that I’m volunteering in my spare time (which isn’t much, just ask Lee) to work with Lee’s campaign.  As for splitting the Tea Party vote, my intent is for the electorate to know what they are getting and expose the untruths when they are said.  As I uncover untruths, I share them.  All I’m doing is calling Christina out on this just like I have called out Inglis multiple times before.

Maria Brady (Boiling Springs Tea Party) – I have read Ray Moore’s statement concerning Jeffrey.  Everything he has stated I have stated.  The fact of the matter is, she told the 4th district in the WORD Radio debate that she was for Duncan Hunter.  She voted for Huckabee and worked for Giuliani and changed her mind in between.  She refused to tell Jason Spencer at the Herald Journal and she told Mike Littwin she was supporting Giuliani and gave the multiple reasons why.  As I have stated before, don’t go on the record if you don’t mean it.

Brian Frank – Glad you got in touch with Liberty Organization and got a reason out of them.  They didn’t provide a reason to me.  Just said they voted and she was no longer on board.

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