But Ravenel is running full steam ahead with his candidacy. This week he released his new purple-themed website, featuring headshots of the playboy himself mixed in with images of some of South Carolina's most beautiful places.
A tipster sent in information showing Ravenel's website domain is registered to a "Karl Steinborn" along with the following screenshots from a Twitter account belonging to Mr. Steinborn. Warning: These are NSFW:
Ravenel lost an earlier bid for the U.S. Senate in 2004 but was finally able to win elected office as State Treasurer in 2006. He was forced to resign his office after he pleaded guilty to drug charges. According to his new website, Ravenel blames his drug charges on, "a direct result of my refusal to play ball with the Palmetto State’s good ol’ boys." South Carolina deserves better than the blame game.