South Carolina State Senator and erstwhile gubernatorial candidate Larry Grooms (R – Dist 37) may be mulling a run for Lt. Governor.
Sources tell me that someone close to Grooms “has just about talked Larry into running for Lt. Governor.”
When a candidate for governor, some of the Tea Party groups endorsed Grooms, only to see that endorsement wasted when the senator dropped out of the race. Following his departure, there were rumors that he may seek the 1st Congressional seat being vacated by the retirement of Rep. Henry Brown, but that campaign never happened.
But Grooms’ continuing ambitions have not been met with the Tea Party enthusiasm he enjoyed previously. In fact, sources indicate that when the Tea Party groups learned of Grooms’ latest (possible) venture, they were not at all happy. Most of the grass roots movement have already gotten behind Bill Connor for Lt. Governor.