Sunday, May 16, 2010

The race for the First District seat in Congress

There are three hotly contested Republican primary races for the United State Congress in South Carolina this year.  VUI will be taking a look at the races in the Third and Fourth Congressional Districts shortly.  However, the wild affair in the First is best covered by Lowcountry blogger and old political hand Earl Capps.

That race features a rising Republican star, Tim Scott, and two sons of political legends in Tumpy Campbell and Paul Thurmond.  There seems a laundry list of other candidates joining them to replace retiring Congressman Henry Brown.

In the interests of giving our readers some of the best information about races around the state, VUI defers to the learned Mr. Capps on this one. His latest post on the race can be found below. 

Check out that link and see what Capps has to say.  He makes a very good point and some sense out of a wild primary race in the Lowcountry. If we at VUI had a gun to our heads to force us to predict the runoff, we would say Thurmond and Scott, but again, Capps has a better take on the race than VUI does. Here is the link.

The Blogland of Earl Capps: The Dorchester Wild Card?


  1. AnonymousMay 16, 2010

    Paul Thurmond is going to win this race.

  2. I'm expecting the run-off to be Scott and Thurmond as well. They're building support and raising money better than the other candidates.

  3. AnonymousMay 18, 2010

    Who gives a damn?