Close-Ups

Joe Bowers To Seek Charleston GOP Chairmanship in a "Quintin's Close-Ups" exclusive

Written on 01/31/2019


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Earlier this month we updated our readers on the status of the race for chairman of the Charleston County Republican party.

Why is this post important?  Because Charleston County is ground zero in the GOP battle for the Palmetto State’s first congressional district – newly minted as the most competitive swing congressional seat in America.

When we last checked in, current chairman Larry Kobrovsky had decided against seeking reelection and former state senator/ local attorney John Kuhn was running to take his place.  Meanwhile, Lowcountry GOP activist Joe Bowers – a former local school board member who works for the Public Charter School Alliance of South Carolina – was mulling a bid.

This week, Bowers officially jumped into the race – news of which was exclusively reported by independent journalist Quintin Washington.

Bowers followed up his interview with Washington with an email to supporters confirming the news and directing them to his campaign website.  His announcement also included a lengthy list of Charleston GOP supporters – including multiple state lawmakers and local officials.  Of interest? Bowers’ endorsement list included Terrye Seckinger, a prominent social conservative in the Charleston area whose family was believed to be supporting Kuhn’s candidacy.