During campaign season, residents can expect all manner of misbehavior from competing candidates.
The rhetoric can be accelerated when Political Action Groups like the Grand Strand Business Alliance or one of the other four Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce pac’s “mail pieces” find their way into resident mailboxes.
This year was different to be sure.
A Myrtle Beach sponsored mocku-mailer found it’s way into the homes of Surfside Beach residents.
This mocku-mailer was intended to spoof, resident focused Surfside Beach candidates for Mayor and Town Council.
The joke turned on Myrtle Beach, however, when three of the four candidates ended up in a November 19th runoff.
The Myrtle Beach based group, however, had great success running mocku-mailers inside the city limits of Myrtle Beach.
Within the liberal, city limits of Myrtle Beach, the spoof mailers worked. As the vote totals came in Tuesday night, strong support for Democrat Mike Chestnut ushered the candidate into office. Chestnut earned the most votes of all candidates with 2594 votes.
Two “San Francisco” style liberals, supported by Mayor Brenda Bethune, remain grid locked in a runoff.
Meanwhile, a former Myrtle Beach City Councilman, (a moderate Democrat) faced an unexpected hate mailer as well. Despite being a Democrat, his politics were still too far to the right for this Myrtle Beach group.
The gentlemen, who supposedly wrote the letter, (sent to all Myrtle Beach residents), has memory issues. He told WMBFnews he did not write the letter.
The man was kept at the home of Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune from the day the letter was written until November 6th. The election was held November 5th.
All of the post card mailers had one central theme, an attempt to mock MyrtleBeachSC news (MyrtleBeachSC.com)
WHAT THE MAILERS FORGOT
What the mailers left out is the one ingredient every other town on the coast admits, as explained by this Surfside Beach Businessman.
BUSINESSMAN TELLS SURFSIDE BEACH COUNCIL “WE DON’T WANT TO BE COMPARED TO MYRTLE BEACH, GUYS”