Ed Carter, a career government employee and past Democratic House candidate, seems to be suffering from an identity crisis. We suspect this because in spite of this history, this Dorchester County resident is seeking the GOP nomination to take on incumbent Democratic State Rep. Patsy Knight, who is facing a tough re-election fight in a significantly-redrawn district.
According to some we’ve talked with, some arm-twisting is taking place by Carter supporters around Summerville to help grease the skids for his primary race, where he’ll face Dorchester County GOP Committeeman Jordan Bryngelson. Not surprisingly, many local GOP activists have not embraced Carter’s candidacy, including long-time Republicans who remember when Carter was Administrator for Dorchester County government.