The issues for GOP run-off candidates: Time and Money - WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC

The issues for GOP run-off candidates: Time and Money

Posted: Updated:
CHARLESTON, SC -

It will be Curtis Bostic against Mark Sanford April 2nd. Even with time to spare organizing a major campaign for a seat in the U.S. Congress is no easy task— and there are only 2-weeks until the runoff election. So which candidate is best equipped for some costly campaigning at a dizzying pace?

The gloves are off and the sprint is on a ceaseless effort to win a runoff has begun and the clock is ticking.  If buying time was an option, it would be at a premium.

A new campaign has started and both candidates are taking in new contributions to pay for the 2-week sprint to the finish. Insiders say Mark Sanford has already dumped $100,000 to pay for TV time.

 But Curtis Bostic doesn't have such a luxury—Sanford's return to politics has brought with it his network of longtime contributors and with cash at the ready he has a leg up. Bostic on the other hand must do double time because he first has to raise more money.

In a campaign donors can give a maximum of $2,600 one time during each election cycle. The primary is over now.  The runoff starts a new cycle for the next two weeks and past contributors can give once again.

So why does Mark Sanford have so much cash at the ready? By knowing the game and planning ahead says former Sanford staffer and political strategist Chris Drummond.

"Because his huge universe of financial contributors; he's smart. He says give me twenty-six hundred bucks for the primary, go ahead and give me another twenty-six hundred for the run-off and go ahead and give me another twenty-six hundred for the general. If I don't make it, then I will send your money back. On a time management side, he didn't have to go back and ask for the money he's already got checks in hand."

  • Two arrested for child neglect in Colleton County

    Two arrested for child neglect in Colleton County

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:33:22 GMT
    Charles Garten and Rebecca Schultz.Charles Garten and Rebecca Schultz.
    Friday July 25 officers responded to a home on Jesse Round Lane in Colleton County for the welfare check of an infant.
    Friday July 25 officers responded to a home on Jesse Round Lane in Colleton County for the welfare check of an infant.
  • Governor meets with leaders in Atlantic Beach Tuesday

    Governor meets with leaders in Atlantic Beach Tuesday

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:21:36 GMT
    Governor Nikki Haley will be meeting with Atlantic Beach officials Tuesday morning. In May, she met with local leaders and said Bike Fest should end after this year's violence that coincided with the Memorial Day Bike Fest. During the May meeting, she privately met with several Horry County leaders including Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes and Horry County Chairman Mark Lazarus. She was reportedly shown a five minute compilation of Bike Fest and Memorial Day Weekend clips found on YouTube. "I ...
    Governor Nikki Haley will be meeting with Atlantic Beach officials Tuesday morning. In May, she met with local leaders and said Bike Fest should end after this year's violence that coincided with the Memorial Day Bike Fest. During the May meeting, she privately met with several Horry County leaders including Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes and Horry County Chairman Mark Lazarus. She was reportedly shown a five minute compilation of Bike Fest and Memorial Day Weekend clips found on YouTube. "I ...
  • Manhunt called off after Mount Pleasant pursuit, suspect still at large

    Manhunt called off after Mount Pleasant pursuit, suspect still at large

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:12:31 GMT
    Authorities are actively searching for a suspect who fled on foot after a vehicle pursuit with Charleston County Police.
    Authorities are actively searching for a suspect who fled on foot after a vehicle pursuit with Charleston County Police.
Powered by WorldNow

210 W. Coleman Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Telephone: 843.216.4875
Fax: 843.881.3410
Email: news@wcbd.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.