FITSNews had a post today reporting how GOP Superintendent of Education candidate Elizabeth Moffly should not have been on the primary ballot for failing to file her Statement of Economic Interest on time. Opps.
The Politics of Jamie Sanderson went further, reporting on a press release from SC Democratic Party Chair Carol Fowler, which points out that at least 6 Republican candidates failed to file their Statements of Economic Interests in time and, as such, may not be eligible for the November ballot.
Among the affected Republicans are Lt. Governor candidate Bill Connor, Attorney General candidate Alan Wilson, and incumbent Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom. Republican State Superintendent of Education candidates Elizabeth Moffly and Mick Zais and Adjutant General candidate Bob Livingston also failed to comply with the law within the time allowed.
So...if you're keeping score at home, here's how it breaks down: SC Democrats do a crap job of recruiting and vetting candidates. SC Republicans do a crap job of complying with state ethics laws. Considering the fact that one of those two has controlled this state for the last 8 years and we're pretty much in the crapper, is it really that hard to see which failing is a bigger problem?