Jim Lee to Announce Candidacy in 4th Congressional District

April 28, 2009 by  
Filed under Press Release

Jim Lee, Candidate for Congress

Jim Lee, Candidate for Congress

Bob Inglis will get his 3rd confirmed challenger in the Republican primary on June 10, 2010.

Jim Lee, an Air Force Veteran and reservist, will announce his candidacy for the 4th Congressional District Thursday, April 30th, 2009 at 3:30pm.  The event will be held at the Mauldin Cultural Center Community Room.

Christina Jeffrey and Andrew Smart have already announced their candidacy as Republicans to challenge Congressman Bob Inglis.  Rick Mahler has decided to run as an Independent.

Be looking for the next installment of the Race for the Fightin’ Fourth in the next few weeks.

2010 Race for the “Fightin’ Fourth”

December 5, 2008 by  
Filed under SC Politics

I don’t know if you can call a facebook group an official announcement, but Rick Mahler from Campobello has built a facebook group announcing his intentions to run for Bob Inglis’ 4th Congressional seat.

We displayed a list of potential candidates a few months back of who we suspected to be running.  So lets give an update.

  1. Bob Inglis (incumbent)
    1. The incumbent, enough said.
  2. Gary Coats
    1. Some political circles around Spartanburg have mentioned that I may be interested in running for the seat.  Those individuals who have spoke to me have mentioned that my constant criticism of the Congressman led them to believe that I was interested.
    2. UPDATE: For clarification, I am not running for this seat in 2010.
  3. Rick Mahler
    1. Has created a group on Facebook to begin organizing.  Will be interesting to see if he can put together a ground game.
  4. Jim Ritchie
    1. Ritchie has run for this seat in the past and was handed a strong defeat.  Again he is considered to be running for Governor or Attorney General; part of the reason he lost his Senate seat to Shane Martin.
    2. UPDATE: Rumors are still strong that this candidate is working on building a campaign.  Nothing has been officially declared, but my sources are pretty reliable.
  5. Scott Talley
    1. Talley lost his bid for a State Senate seat in a close election against Lee Bright.  He had relinquished his state house seat for that race.  It was rumored in 2007 as a future interest for him and has been mentioned to me by a few individuals that he may be planning.
    2. UPDATE: I have not heard anything new concerning Talley’s plans for 2010.  It will be interesting to see where he goes next.

Do you have any information concerning the 2010 race for the 4th Congressional District, share it with us!