Tom Davis Decides not to Run for Governor

Tom Davis speaks on decision on the Gubernatorial Race I had promised to announce what my plans would be for the 2018 gubernatorial race right after Labor Day, so I am – though I feel a bit self-conscious making such a political statement at a time when so many South Carolinians are terrified of Hurricane […]

Tom Davis on SC Nuclear Power Debacle

The State newspaper published a story today in regard to the nuclear-reactor debacle in Fairfield County, which chronicled the history of the Base Load Review Act that passed in 2007 – the law that allowed SCE&G to stick ratepayers with billions of dollars in rate-hikes to pay for something that will never provide any electrical […]

Columbia Pushes to Raise the Gas Tax

“REFORMING A BROKEN SYSTEM AND PRIORITIZING PROJECTS A FAR BETTER SOLUTION THAN PENALIZING MOTORISTS WITH NEW TAX HIKES” By — Senator Tom Davis, March 20, 2017 Another year, another push by politicians in Columbia for higher taxes to “fix our roads.” This time it’s a 75 percent gas-tax hike and a host of other new […]

First reform highway spending

February 8, 2017 Cindi Ross Scoppe writes in a piece published in Tuesday’s newspaper that the South Carolina House of Representatives’ leaders won’t even try this year to fix the parochial and politically-driven way in which our state’s road and bridge spending decisions are made. The reason, she explains, is that those leaders believe any […]

Meet the new boss…

Same as the old boss From The Nerve: By ROBERT MEYEROWITZ, January 26, 2017 In the course of several minutes Wednesday afternoon, while normal South Carolinians were eating their lunches or petting their pets or just doing their jobs, state senator Hugh Leatherman was the senate president pro tempore, the most powerful state position, and […]

Message From State Treasurer Curtis Loftis

An Urgent Message From State Treasurer Curtis Loftis… You have probably heard that the mismanaged pension system wants the General Assembly to remove me as their watchdog. They want to remove your advocate. They want the power for themselves. Their pension debt is $25 billion. It is as large as the state budget and the […]

PRESIDENT PRO TEM SHOULD FULFILL OATH, OR STEP DOWN –

REPRINT of Letter to the Editor from Senator Tom Davis; Page 7A; Island Packet, 12-13-2016 On Dec. 6, the Senate voted 34-9 to re-elect Senate Finance Chairman Hugh Leatherman as president pro tempore. Sen. Tom Davis entered a statement in the official Senate Journal to explain why he was one of the nine who voted […]

Tim Scott, Trey Gowdy join President elect Donald Trump transition team

From The Post Courier: By Maya T. Prabhu and Emma Dumain mprabhu@postandcourier.com edumain@postandcourier.com COLUMBIA — U.S. Sen. Tim Scott and U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy are among a number of people who have been added to President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team. Scott, R-S.C., is one of several vice chairmen named and Gowdy, R-S.C., will serve on […]

Gov. Haley to be Ambassador to UN

South Carolina governor and Trump critic Haley picked for U.N. job From Reuters: By Doina Chiacu, November 23, 2016 (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has picked South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, who has little foreign policy experience and who sharply criticized him during his election campaign, for the high-profile post of U.S. ambassador to […]

2018 SC Governor Tom Davis Calculus

WILL HE RUN? AND IF SO … AS WHAT? By FITS – November 10, 2016 We’ve written previously on efforts by libertarians to draft Republican S.C. Senator Tom Davis as their gubernatorial nominee in 2018. Meanwhile, Davis is among the top tier of GOP candidates eyeing the governor’s office in the June 2018 Republican primary. […]

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