Very reliable sources advise me that South Carolina State Senator Shane Massey is withdrawing from the race for the state’s Third Congressional seat.
Sen. Massey (from The Spy’s hometown of Johnston), has had trouble raising funds in a district with two other high profile candidates.
Rex Rice is well connected to the State House Republican establishment and has gotten the endorsement of former Arkansas Governor, presidential candidate and Fox talking head Mike Huckabee.
Aiken physician Dr. Mike Vasovski is also running for the 3rd Congressional seat, but he has a name recognition problem in the district that marginalizes his candidacy.
Of these three remaining candidates, the one that is a true reformer and represents the values and ideals that South Carolinians want in Congress is Jeff Duncan. There is just too much “old guard” embodied by Rex Rice to expect the seismic changes that will be necessary to rescue the country from the debris of liberal spending and social legislation.
Jeff Duncan is the type of Congressman the state will need when the Republicans reclaim the House from Nancy Pelosi. Speaker John Boehner and South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan will work well together, and both the nation and the Palmetto State will be better for it.