In the 2006 election cycle, the Grim Reaper made an unusual move by getting off the sidelines and entering two hotly-contested statewide election races in South Carolina.
The Reaper endorsed two Democratic nominees for statewide office: then State Senator Tommy Moore for Governor, and Drew Theodore for State Comptroller. Both candidates lost, giving rise to rumors that this endorsement was, as one political operative put it: "the kiss of f****in' death in this town".
When reached for comment, the Grim Reaper refused to say that he'd selected any candidates, promising us "when I take sides in some of these races, it's going to be an endorsement to die for".
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