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Former Sanford Cabinet Members, Ex-Chief Of Staff Donated To Leatherman June 12, 2007

Posted by fitsnews in SC Politics.

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FITSNews – June 12, 2007 – Two former Cabinet members and a former Chief-of-Staff to S.C. Governor Mark Sanford have made $1,000 donations to the campaign of State Sen. Hugh Leatherman, one of the governor’s top political rivals. According to documents reviewed by FITSNews at the State Ethics Commission headquarters in Columbia, former Commerce Secretary Bob Faith, former Revenue Director Burnie Maybank and former Sanford Chief-of-Staff Fred Carter have all donated the maximum amount allowed by law to Leatherman’s campaign in the two most recent election cycles.

Leatherman, a former Democrat who switched to the Republican Party a little more than a decade ago, is widely regarded as the governor’s biggest roadblock in the GOP-controlled State Senate. Serving as Senate Finance Chairman, Leatherman wields tremendous power over the state budget, which he has used to increase government spending in South Carolina by 40% over the past four years against Sanford’s will. He also opposes the governor on income tax cuts, school choice and government restructuring.

What’s that old saying? With friends like these, who needs anemones?



1. RINO Buster - June 12, 2007

Did Hugh give them some green beans in return? Or did Hugh just appoint them to the DOT board?

2. MS - July 11, 2007

political class, coupled with the distribution charge – not solely possession – suggests that Ravenel was spreading the white wealth around. Governor Mark Sanford seemed apologetic, if not downright hesitant, to expel Ravenel from the South Carolina political administration, saying “These are obviously very serious allegations that we’re constitutionally bound to act upon, and they’ll ultimately be decided by the courts.” So, in other words, had the state constitution not outlined the firing of criminal politicians, he would not necessarily do it. One suggestion I would make is to have the Federal Election Commission look into Mr. Ravenel’s finances because it is not cheap to run for office in a statewide election and the business of selling blow tends to be a profitable one.

3. FITSNews - July 11, 2007


Nobody has accused T-Rav of selling drugs. Get your facts straight.


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