John Gallman is facing incumbent Luke Rankin in a Tuesday, District 33 primary runoff.
After Incumbent Rankin held a brief Facebook Livestream today, Mr. Gallman responded with the following to Myrtle Beach Area press.
“Luke Rankin will do anything in his power to distract voters from his terrible voting record. The allegations from my divorce have been brought before two magistrate court judges and were still thrown out. Separately, in my divorce settlement, the mother of my children, the Attorney Guardian Ad Litem, both of her attorneys and the judge agreed to grant me 50/50 custody of my children. Mr. Rankin was aware of this and he still is using these false accusations to prop himself up for political purposes only days before an important run-off election. Luke Rankin should explain to the people of Horry County why he is so offended by his own terrible voting record, instead of hosting an entire press conference with my ex-wife’s father.”
“It is amusing that Mr. Rankin would whine about out of district money when 81% of Mr. Rankin’s contributions come from outside the district. I have received no campaign donation from any Political Action Committees, unlike my opponent who received a maximum donation from Dominion Energy (2018) and several other special interest groups. These accusations are especially comical because Mr. Rankin hired teams of generationally corrupt political consultants, the Quinns. Mr. Rankin is becoming increasingly unstable in his allegations as we draw closer to the 23rd run-off date, as he is realizing the people of Horry County are ready to term-limit his career in politics.”
“Unlike Rankin, I will continue to fight for justice. For Justice for the unborn, justice for ratepayers and the employees of Santee Cooper, and justice for the gun owners of South Carolina. I have pledged not to bring up Luke Rankin’s messy divorce or rumors about his marital arrangements. I’ll be focusing on the issues.”
“Today Rep. Alan Clemmons (R-Horry County) said: “…In my world, those that tell lies cannot be trusted.” Mr. Rankin has repeatedly lied to the people of Horry County about his voting record and to protect his friends in the Columbia Swamp, this is just another lie. Thankfully the people of Horry County are smarter than this and they will see through the lies told by the political elite and term limit Mr. Rankin this Tuesday, June 23rd.”