Many third party supporters are backing Bob Conley in South CarolinaSubmitted by defe07Ω™ on Mon, 09/15/2008 - 17:41
I was surfing when I found this particular article on thirdpartywatch.com:
South Carolina: Many third-party supporters backing Democrat for U.S. Senate
It’s a weird situation in South Carolina. The state’s Republican Senator, Lindsey Graham, is up for reelection and is considered all but unbeatable. The Democrats wrote off the race, allowing an unabashed conservative, Bob Conley, to grab their nomination. Now, when Conley speaks, the cars carrying his supporters to the speech sport bumper stickers for Ron Paul, Bob Barr, Chuck Baldwin…anyone but McCain or Obama.
WRAL.com in Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville gave this background for Bob Conley:
He once ran as a Republican for an Indiana state House seat, then bolted for the Reform Party. After moving to North Myrtle Beach, he joined his local GOP committee and backed Ron Paul in this year’s South Carolina presidential primary. Five months later, he won a lackluster contest to become the Democratic pick to face powerhouse Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham in November.
Sites like Right Democrat like Conley, and state Democratic Party officials seem annoyed by this gnat on their ticket, who won’t publicly endorse Obama (he says his dream ticket would have Pat Buchanan running with him in that presidential slot). But nobody’s expecting an upset on Election Day: Conley ended his primary campaign with $3,692 debt and $983 cash on hand, while Graham has $3.6 million to spend.