Just got this from House candidate Beth Bernstein:
Beth Bernstein, House District 78 candidate, raises over $32,000 in second quarter
Has more than $54,000 on hand
Columbia, SC — Beth Bernstein, candidate for House District 78 against incumbent Rep. Joan Brady, filed her second quarter financial disclosure with over $32,000, bringing her overall fund raising total to just under $70,000.
Bernstein, an attorney and small business owner, released the following statement on her fund raising quarter:
“I am very excited that so many people have invested in my campaign,” Bernstein said. “As a small business owner, attorney, and mother, I decided to run because I was frustrated with the current leadership when nothing gets done. I want to bring back balance to the Statehouse and common sense solutions to state government. As I speak with voters across the District on a daily basis, I hear their frustrations and am motivated more than ever to work on the real issues affecting our everyday lives: education, job growth, and improving our quality of life. My message to the people of this District is: Help is on the way.”
Beth Bernstein, 42, chose to run for the House because of her concern about the direction of South Carolina under the current leadership. She grew up in the District and has chosen to raise her family there. She practices law in her family law firm, Bernstein and Bernstein, LLC, in Columbia. She and her husband, Rip Sanders, are proud parents of Caroline, 8, and Isabel, 3.
For more information, go to www.beth4house.com.
OK, so maybe you’re not all that impressed with that amount of money raised. But I take note because I’m interested in this race, as one of the very few seriously contested general election legislative races in this part of the state.
Watching from the outside, I expect this one will turn on how voters feel about Joan Brady and the other members of the House Ethics Committee dismissing charges against Nikki Haley not once, but twice. We’ll see.
Slow day for news.
She reminds me of Sarah Jessica Parker.
FYI I love watching campaign fundraising. Its ethics day today where we get to see the few dollars that are required to be reported.
“Watching from the outside, I expect this one will turn on how voters feel about Joan Brady and the other members of the House Ethics Committee dismissing charges against Nikki Haley not once, but twice. We’ll see.”
Only if Beth brings attention to it. So many challengers dont go after their opponents record as they feel its negative politics.
I disagree. Public officials are ONLY held accountable once a cycle on election day. If your rep is doing great then why would you want to replace them?
If you disagree with the path they took there is nothing wrong with coming out publicly against them.
As a loyal democrat donor, I want to point out that some small amount of that money is from Silence.
I think Joan Brady’s conduct/role in the Haley ethics investigation is a little too “inside baseball” for most people. Not the people read this blog, but most people.
However, if Bernstein makes an issue of it, then maybe it gets a little traction.