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Will Social Media Impact Myrtle Beach Elections?

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David Hucks
David Hucks
David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at

As the Fall elections approach,  local discussions of Myrtle Beach candidates are on par with college football.   While corporately owned Myrtle Beach T.V. stations refuse to cover the challengers who are actively campaigning for a public audit of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber, (which might take away millions of corporate TV ad dollars),  social media is  buzzing about both incumbents and challengers alike.

The Social Media Facebook Page,  Myrtle Beach Voters, put up the following concerning John Rhodes on Sunday.

John Rhodes
Mayor Rhodes Has Made 9 Trips To China

A member of the Facebook Group, Make Myrtle Beaches Free, Clean and Safe put out the following concerning a Rhodes’ Fundraiser

Rhodes Team
Rhodes’ Financial Team Of Insiders

With Rhodes’ re-election in the balance,  his team reached out and brought in national heavyweight, Atlanta based, political hired gun Robert Cahaly.  The highly prized and high priced consultant has been praised with headlines like: Georgia Special Election: Robert Cahaly Called It.

Robert Cahaly
Rhodes’Top Dollar S.C. Consultant Robert Cahaly

Cahaly comes at such a high price tag,  it is no wonder Rhodes reached out to the above insiders to help pay the freight for such a top notch political gun-slinger.

One key question remains, however. Can candidates like Mayoral Challenger Mark Mcbride compete financially on this level?  In short,  are our local elections being bought and can only a highly connected insider win?

The group Myrtle Beach Voters continues to go after candidates who are financially capable of hiring top notch consultants.

Big Government Brenda
Social Group Calls Bethune, “Big Government Brenda”

National pollsters have credited Donald Trump as winning the 2016 Presidency through his work on social media.

The question this November 7th remains:  Will BIG MONEY beat Social Media or are we in a new era of campaigning?   Only time will tell.

Myrtle Beach
Local Social Media Post About The Scope Of Area Government

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