Election shocker: The vote is actually tomorrow!

… if you live in Anton Gunn’s district, where Democrats are picking a nominee to go up against Sheri Few in light of Anton’s sudden decision to take a job with the federal gummint.

I got this today from Boyd Summers and the Richland County Democrats:

Let’s get ready!!!

A major decision will be made tomorrow regarding Rep. Anton Gunn’s seat in Northeast Richland and Kershaw Counties.

As many of you know, Gunn received a Presidential Appointment a few weeks ago to become the Director of Health and Human Services for the southeastern United States. Gunn was a rising force in South Carolina politics and had a proven ability to work on both sides of the aisle to get things done for his district.

The district includes the Sandhills region, the Summit, Lake Carolina, and many neighborhoods throughout Elgin and Lugoff. If you are not sure if you are in the district, check here!

The polls will be open tomorrow from 7am to 7pm.

There will be three candidates vying for the Democratic nomination. Check out this article featuring the candidates and their positions:

We encourage you to vote in this primary so that we choose a great candidate to run against Tea-Partyist Sheri Few in November.

Also, it is imperative that we get active! We must make calls, knock on doors, and host events for Vincent Sheheen, Matthew Richardson, Ashley Cooper, Rob Miller, Paige George, our House District 79 nominee, and our County Council candidates.  We are open for business and will work around your schedule so sign up to VOLUNTEER to bring progress to South Carolina. If you have any questions please call Joey Oppermann at (864) 934-7910 or Stanley Davis at (646) 322-5565.

For information on what’s happening around Richland County stay tuned to www.RichlandCountyDems.com!

I’m glad I don’t live in that Richland-Kershaw district, because I know zip about those candidates. If you DO live there, perhaps the above links will help.

14 thoughts on “Election shocker: The vote is actually tomorrow!

  1. Brad

    Speaking of Boyd Summers — saw him at Rotary today, and not only did he NOT have hound dogs on his tie (as the memo for the day clearly specified), but he was wearing a pink shirt.

    He protested that it was actually “plum”-colored, and Kathryn Fenner (who was standing there as I heaped scorn upon Boyd’s ensemble) was saying something about how men who wore pink shirts were more secure in their masculinity or some such metrosexual drivel, and I cut through all the evasion to explain the facts of life: “Boyd, ‘plum’ is ALSO a sissy color.”

    In fact, if it’s not one of the colors in the original basic 8-crayon Crayola box, then real men don’t have a name for it. Beyond that, it’s strictly Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. (Don’t ask me what color it is, and I promise I won’t tell.) Oh, and even within those 8, forget about purple (which is also called “violet”).

    I’m happy for the opportunity to straighten all that out.

    Oh, and thanks, FT.

  2. Boyd Summers

    I like the 8 crayon box rule…
    Glad we got that straight.
    While we are on the subject of fashion- Can I wear a seer sucker suite after Labor Day?

  3. Brad


    Well, let’s put it this way: Wearing seersucker after Labor Day is like crossing the streams of two positron colliders in “Ghostbusters.”

    If you’re wondering whether that’s good or bad, I refer you to the movie:

    Dr. Egon Spengler: There’s something very important I forgot to tell you.
    Dr. Peter Venkman: What?
    Dr. Egon Spengler: Don’t cross the streams.
    Dr. Peter Venkman: Why?
    Dr. Egon Spengler: It would be bad.
    Dr. Peter Venkman: I’m fuzzy on the whole good/bad thing. What do you mean, “bad”?
    Dr. Egon Spengler: Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.
    Dr Ray Stantz: Total protonic reversal.
    Dr. Peter Venkman: Right. That’s bad. Okay. All right. Important safety tip. Thanks, Egon.
  4. Kathryn Fenner

    First off, why do you think women are always having crushes on gay guys? The ones who are crushworthy dress well, smell good, and are sensitive, thoughtful beings. Sorry, Brad, only good tasting tuna get to be Starkist!

    Second, you can wear warm weather clothing like seersucker, tan suits, (egads no) white shoes and the like so long as it’s warm–as it is 97 now, go for it.

  5. Norm Ivey

    Crayolas! The simplicity of Crayolas!

    I, too, like the 8-color rule, and with my deep aversion to most things purple and orange (Halloween decor excepted), I’m down to functioning on 6 colors plus white. Simplify, Simplify.

    I am corrected often by my students for referring to crayons as Crayolas. I don’t know where I picked it up; I just like the sound of it.

    Early in our relationship my then-sweetheart-now-wife and I found ourselves very nearly broke and unable to do much of anything for fun. We stopped at a grocery store, picked up a box of Crayolas and two coloring books (Batman and Mickey Mouse), and spent a few very pleasant hours coloring and talking. Life was simpler then.

    As for fashion–I own no seersucker, and I can live with whatever insecurities I may have. Of course, with tomorrow being the International Day of Peace, my tie tomorrow will be festooned with red, white and blue peace signs, but no hound dogs.

    Back to the original post…

    I do live in House 79. We are going to miss Anton. I like Ms. Butler’s responses to the questions, but have little else to go on.

  6. Herbie

    Some wise one once said: there are only three professions where a man can where a bow tie: professor, clown and politician.

  7. bud

    Norm, how can life ever be simple if it involves the necessity of picking out a tie? Lived that life for 50 years then cast it aside like yesterdays State newspaper.

  8. Phillip

    @Kathryn, I agree about the warm-weather clothing thing. Traditions about post-Labor-Day this-and-that should not apply this far south, and especially not in an era of global warming. My particular beef is with the public pools (like Maxcy Gregg) and the SCE&G park at Lake Murray, which I think should both stay open at least through all of September and heck, maybe till Columbus Day.

  9. Norm Ivey


    I’m a schoolteacher. The kids have learned I wear odd ties. It’s my thing. At the least I know I have their attention for a few moments each class period. At the best, it’s a conversation starter that allows my students to get to know me better, and for me to get to know them. Some are related to units of study or holidays.

    They have also learned that the absence of a tie usually is an indication that my patience is short. 😉

    I dislike ties, also, but at least I can have some fun with them. Tomorrow’s tie has a parking meter on it. I need to get one with Crayolas on it.

  10. Kathryn Fenner

    @Phillip– I first learned the actual traditions when Fergie, then HRH The Duchess of York appeared on September in white shoes. The shock! The Horror! until Miss Manners and others pointed out that Sarah was correct and the Labor Day rule was far more recent.

    and I agree about the pools! I won’t swim in the peak of the sun, but right now, the Maxcy Gregg pool has some appeal…

  11. Kathryn Fenner

    –but I don’t wear white shoes except for athletic endeavors. I think they look odd, and in my size, well, herring boxes without topses, sandals were for old K-9

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