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.
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.