Former South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Dick Harpootlian was elected to lead the organization again Saturday.
Harpootlian, a Columbia attorney who achieved national name-recognition during his first stint from 1998 to 2002, received slightly below 61 percent of the vote during the party’s convention. He finished ahead of Charleston political consultant Phil Noble (30 percent) and Marion County Democratic Party Chair Lee Jenkins (8 percent).
Harpootlian, well-known in South Carolina political circles for his sharp (and often controversial) tongue, immediately went on the attack after his election. He targeted Republicans who have controlled the state since 2002.
It’s been a total bust. So, it’s time for the people of South Carolina to wake up and say, “That Coca-Cola don’t taste so good, anymore. Maybe I ought to switch to Pepsi.”