Friday, May 21, 2010

Jim Rex has a party's nomination

The South Carolina Election Commission is reporting that Jim Rex has secured a party nomination that will place Rex on the November ballot for Governor.  Rex is running for the Democratic Party's nomination in the June primary, but Rex has already secured the nomination of the Working Families Party.  

The slate of candidates nominated by the Working Families Party is below: 

"Working Families Party
Governor
Jim Rex
U.S. Senate
Vic Rawl
U.S. House of Representatives District 1
Robert D Burton
U.S. House of Representatives District 3
Jane Ballard Dyer
State House of Representatives District 8
Tom Dobbins
State House of Representatives District 31
Mike Fowler
State House of Representatives District 31
Harold Mitchell Jr
State House of Representatives District 35
Tom Davies
State House of Representatives District 37
Delores Frazer
State House of Representatives District 38
John Lewis
State House of Representatives District 82
William Bill Clyburn
State House of Representatives District 113
J Seth Whipper"


As you can see, the list is filled with Democratic candidates.  The WFP is banking on Rex winning the Democratic primary.  Because, if Rex loses the Democratic nomination battle, it would be illegal for him to run as the WFP's nominee.  

Further, the WFP seems be a fan of fusion voting, in which they nominate another major party nominee as their nominee and then hope the votes add together to victory, giving WFP clout with their numbers.  

The last candidate to try the fusion voting approach at the statewide level in South Carolina was Dwight Eisenhower in the 1950s.  He lost twice.  

Further, factor in the Rex thing and how Rex swore to  not run as another party's nominee should he lose the Democratic primary, and one has to wonder if the WFP's efforts in South Carolina are well thought out.  

1 comment:

  1. AnonymousMay 21, 2010

    My guess the WFP will meet and nominate Robert Ford after Ford wins the Democratic nomination.

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