This week, MyrtleBeachSC News documented the close ties between U.S. 7th Congressional Candidate Russell Fry and the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s key Political Action Committee, The Grand Strand Business Alliance.
Local Candidate Russell Fry, endorses MBACC related PAC
Horry County local, Ken Richardson is a “resident-focused” candidate for the same U.S. Congressional 7th office. He currently leads the race among non-incumbents.
Unlike Rice and Fry, he is not part of a cross-country political action committee machine, which has a foundational base at the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. MyrtleBeachSC News has concrete proof that this machine has ties to Louisiana, Utah, South Carolina, as well as, controlling the levers of Federal elections.
The influence and money these collective groups wield even goes as far as determining who (on the Republican side) gets access to occupying the White House.
KEN RICHARDSON’S LOCAL CHALLENGE
U.S. Congressional Candidate Ken Richardson challenges all local U.S. 7th candidates, now stating he believes the Trump election was stolen.
FOR THOSE WHO DON’T FOLLOW ELECTIONS
Richardson’s opponents and the mainstream media will likely call today’s statements conspiratorial. As a note for background, Richardson ran one of the most successful Mercedes Benz dealerships in America, which was located in Horry County. He currently serves as Horry County School Board Chairman. He has been highly cited for his heroic work during the covid pandemic of 2020 that continues.
In short, Richardson has a sound, credible past. Richardson is not a person who loses his head and claims the sky is falling.
WHEN LOCAL BECOMES NATIONAL
A little history here will provide insight to our readers.
Congressman Tom Rice voted with the Democrats last January to impeach then former President Donald Trump. Like Fry, Rice is another candidate with close ties to the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, as does Rice’s campaign consultant, Walter Whetsell who has been paid over $24,935 in suspicious tax dollars collected by a local tax called the TDF. Those taxes are supposed to be used only for “out of market” tourism advertising.
MyrtleBeachSC News has been able to connect Rice and the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce to PACs ranging from Louisiana, to Utah, to S.C. to Wyoming. As this matter is likely headed to court, we will be required to produce those documents shortly. These PACs swap money like spit, moving funds from one PAC account to another.
BIG MONEY CONTROLS THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA
Like Trump, Richardson is an outsider. While the focus on the media has been tagged liberal, big money controls the mainstream media, as well as, the mainstream message. These collective PACs control over $1 billion in annual political funding.
Funding on this level is a panacea for a “high overhead”, traditional, cash strapped mainstream media. Mainstream media is economically reeling from streaming channels, social media, interruptive technologies like cell phones, with fewer and fewer young Americans watching the 6 p.m. news hour.
In short, these PAC monies are controlling your nightly newscast, along with, your top tier search engine results, as well as, social media censorship.
BEYOND LEFT VERSUS RIGHT
These few PAC overlords could care less about anything other than the control of money and power.
As an investigative journalist, I have spent the past 20 years looking into these issues. I largely spent those years chasing my own shadow.
However, recently, the dots began to connect.
We promise a fair unveiling of proof concerning how these Political PACs are connected across state lines and how they affect everything from elections to media. We ask that you look at these documents with an open mind.
We have laid out for our local readers how the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce pays each local media outlet, including T.V. stations and local newspapers $1 million each annually.
This article was published 6 years ago. We thought it was an item of serious note at the time.
Our own research shows that candidate Richardson’s claims are sound. Despite what you may read in the PAC paid media, these claims are not conspiratorial. We will be broadcasting this information piece by piece moving forward into this current election cycle.
As of this publish date, candidates Russell Fry and Tom Rice have refused to take the challenge offered by candidate Richardson.