Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Nice Guys Do Finish First

Of all the races decided tonight, it's hard to think of a guy who deserved to win more than Jim Harrison, a five-tour Army veteran, devoted father, bipartisan leader and one of the most principled legislators it's ever been FITS' pleasure to know.

Jim soundly defeated a well-funded and well-organized Democrat, Boyd Summers, in House District 75 - a district where Mark Sanford and the rest of the GOP ticket got thrashed.

We published Will Folks' article about the contrast between these two candidates awhile back - and were so passionate about this contest that we even included Jim in our statewide endorsements - but seeing his returns come in was truly one of the evening's most gratifying moments.
And while the residents of District 75 may be the direct recipients of Jim's victory, South Carolina as a whole should count itself as blessed that a truly selfless statesman will remain in a key leadership position in the House.
We hate that we missed Jim's celebration at The Back Porch this evening, but before we started blogging any further on the massive fallout from tonight's election we wanted to send Jim our heartfelt congratulations on the splendid work he's done, the brilliant campaign he ran and the decisive victory he so richly deserved. WAY TO GO JIM!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said...


8:24 AM

Anonymous west_rhino said...

Jim oughtn't pat himself on the back yet. 218 votes statewide isn't enough of a margin unless K-Flo want's to toss in the towel.

10:04 AM

Anonymous ells bells said...

Um.. I think West Rhino has Harrison and Rex confused. Read on..

Jim Harrison for GOVERNOR 2010!!

2:40 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad Jim won ! But I'm not sure having your wife as your campaign director for your first run really is "organized". That district should never be in question.

4:38 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sanford (and I think the rest of GOP ticket) got shellacked and good in Jim's district. This is a big win.

5:44 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes the numbers weren't good for most Gop'rs in Jim's district, but look at the history, esp Woodland Park...70% R's...an 18 yr incumbent should not be in trouble.

Still glad Jim won

12:30 AM


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