Ryberg Pumps $2 Million into Campaign ... for Treasurer?
We're not kidding ... his head really is that big. Just look at the signs plastered everywhere alongside South Carolina's roadways.
We're also not kidding when we tell you that State Sen. Greg Ryberg (right, all over your screen) of Aiken has just pumped $2 million of his own money into the South Carolina Treasurer's race according to documents filed with the State Ethics Commission.
$2 million? For a Treasurer's race?
And we could just be getting warmed up.
With fellow multi-millionare Thomas Ravenel also in the race, don't be surprised if we witness a "I'll see your two million and raise you two million" situation developing here.
Seriously, guys, this is the Treasurer's race - not the governor's race. And you're supposed to run for the office, not buy it.
Oddly enough, the real winners in this brewing spendfest (other than the high-priced numbskulls getting paid exorbitant retainers by the Ryberg and Ravenel campaigns) could end up being incumbent Treasurer Grady Patterson and former House Majority Leader Rick Quinn, provided they are able to stoke and then capitalize on voter disgust at these ludicrous sums of money being thrown at a downballot Constitutional office.
Whatever happens, count on FITS to keep you up to speed on all the latest developments in this unprecedented contest for a non-gubernatorial statewide office.