Two suspicious mailers went out today attacking candidate Mark McBride. McBride is running in the District 107 special election being held this coming Tuesday.
The mailers were supposedly sent by Americans United For Values with a 2734 Beaver Run Boulevard, Surfside Beach address.
We drove by the building today. The property is vacant and for lease.
The Americans United for Values is not a registered PAC with the State of S.C. This shady group should be in violation of state campaign laws. Such is the current S.C. political climate.
DIRTY MONEY – WASH, RINSE, REPEAT
We saw the very same from a “supposed group” called the The South Carolina Industry Project. Their website states The South Carolina Industry Project (SCIP) is a part of the American Industry Project.
A key ad buying signator for SCIP also hails from Surfside Beach. This person is, himself, a local, and rising politician.
The SCIP group spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in hateful T.V. ads broadcasting “one sided”, half truths and lies against Luke Rankin’s political opponent. Such was required to help Rankin escape a narrow win in a recent run-off election for S.C. District 33.
Like this current group, SCIP did not file with the state. These groups file Federally, thereby avoiding exposing themselves in state elections. However, rest assured, these groups are very local and lead by local household names.
Why do they do this? Because voters consistently buy into such nonsense.
Look for more mailers like the below daily tomorrow, and Saturday.