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S.C. Primary: Will Tea Party Rally Behind Curtis Bostic Against Mark Sanford?

Posted on | March 20, 2013 | 58 Comments

Family values: Curtis Bostic with his wife and five children

Dana Loesch this morning expressed disappointment that disgraced former Gov. Mark Sanford finished first in the South Carolina GOP congressional special-election primary. But it’s a runoff state, and Sanford only got 37 percent of the vote, while former Charleston City Councilman Curtis Bostic was second with 13 percent in the 16-candidate field. There are only two weeks until the April 1 runoff and, as National Review‘s Jim Geraghty notes, the Republican establishment seems to be lining up behind Sanford, so . . .

What about Curtis Bostic? His campaign page is — a basic Tea Party theme — and it seems entirely possible that the grassroots, tired of the corrupt GOP establishment’s old-boy style of politics, could rally behind Bostic.

Reading his biography page, he’s a Marine veteran of Operation Desert Storm and the father of five home-schooled children. So there’s your pro-military and pro-family “street cred.”

Two weeks isn’t a lot of time. This is a very safe Republican district — Stephen Colbert’s sister won the Democrat primary, but she’ll get stomped in the May 7 special election to fill the seat vacated by Tim Scott’s promotion to the Senate. It’s a free shot, in other words: Torpedo the establishment pick — the guy who claimed he was “hiking the Appalachian Trail” while cavorting in Buenos Aires with his Argentine mistress — and elect a strong (but unknown) conservative candidate.

Here’s the link to contribute to Curtis Bostic’s campaign. How many small donations — $25, $50, $100 — will Curtis Bostic get this week?

The RNC ignores blogs, but I see here an opportunity to remind them that the Army of Davids can still make a difference. What do you say?




58 Responses to “S.C. Primary: Will Tea Party Rally Behind Curtis Bostic Against Mark Sanford?”

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    March 22nd, 2013 @ 5:53 am

    […] And even bet­ter the GOP has reached a state where peo­ple like Joe Scar­bor­ough and the estab­lish­ment can sup­port Mark San­ford as a good choice for the GOP in South Car­olina as opposed to some­one like, oh I don’t know maybe Cur­tis Bostic: […]

  2. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 22nd, 2013 @ 11:49 pm

    Defend what Adjoran is saying about the South Carolina race. That is not to say I agree Mark Sanford is a good choice…but I will defer to South Carolina voters and hope they do not throw a Republican seat away in the process.

    I deferred to Delaware voters on a certain Senate pick…which did not turn out so well. But that is how the system works.

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