Evangelical candidate Richard Cash and his followers are straying in their campaign enthusiasm in the two-week runoff for the Republican nomination for South Carolina’s third district congressional seat. Cash is in the runoff against State Representative and businessman Jeff Duncan, having picked up only 1,872 more votes than Duncan (out of 82,551 cast) in a six-man primary.
In that “enthusiasm,” Cash and his supporters are bearing some false witness about Rep. Duncan, calling him a “career politician,” a “lawyer,” and, worst of all, “Senator Larry Martin.”
Duncan is a politician, but hardly what one would call a careerist. He was first elected to the state House of Representatives in 2002 which means he’s served only one two-year term more than Republican gubernatorial frontrunner Nikki Haley. Maybe Cash and his folks consider being a member the Lions and Kiwanis Clubs, on the board of the Chamber of Commerce, or board member of the Piedmont Tech Board of Visitors, being a Deacon in his church and other community service groups and organizations as “political.”
He’s no lawyer, either. According to his website, Duncan is “President and CEO of J. Duncan Associates, a South Carolina based, family owned real estate marketing firms which specializes in statewide real estate auctions.”
A poster calling himself “Rob” wrote on the website Conservative American News that “Richard Cash is up against State Senator Martin and the good old boys in SC.” Most of the article was taken down “at the posters rqst,” but the dishonesty remains. If ever there was an anti-“good ol’ boy” in the House, it’s Jeff Duncan. Suggesting he’s a pawn of such an obstructionist to progress as Larry Martin is, well, it’s down right philistine.
Jeff Duncan is a level-headed public servant who has honorably represented his district in the general assembly. His record and his reputation reflect the kind of congressman he would be for South Carolina.
I’m sure Duncan welcomes fair debate about the issues and scrutiny of his credentials, but to make stuff up, well, that’s just wrong.
And, ya know, when you tell a lie, it makes the angels cry.