Love him, or hate him, Tom Ervin had a good week. He received official documentation allowing his name to be placed on the November ballot and released staff announcements all in the span of 5 days. Ervin's road is a hard and long one -- and we aren't convinced he belongs in the race -- but he's proven he has staying power, for now.
Loser: Thomas Ravenel
Ravenel has soiled his family name yet again this week. The convicted felon and drug pusher released his new purple-themed campaign website. Ravenel was also linked this week to a foul-mouthed campaign worker that made fun of those suffering from diabetes, a disease that plagues thousands of South Carolinians.
Winner: South Carolina Ports Authority
The South Carolina Ports Authority finished the fiscal year with a 8% bump in business over the previous year. The SCPA is a government run entity that receives no direct taxpayer subsidy and brings billions of dollars to the state economy each year. It's been a winning week and year for the SCPA.
Loser: Alleged Bribery
Allegations of bribery in the gubernatorial race smack of everything voters detest about the political process. Libertarian candidate for Governor, Steve French, claims he was offered thousands of dollars to drop out of the race. Voters deserve a fair and open election void of backroom deals.