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!!!