drinking and driving dangerously weren't enough of a problem in the Lowcountry, several sources have informed the Blogland that former State Rep. Anne Peterson Hutto will be filing tomorrow for the State Senate seat recently vacated by Lieutenant Governor Glenn McConnell. This tentatively sets up a Democratic primary match-up between Hutto and former Charleston City Council member Paul Tinkler.
Something Hutto and Tinkler have in common: both were ousted from office by Republicans.
Observers give the tentative edge to Republicans to hold the seat, especially if a seasoned politico with high name recognition like Paul Thurmond enters the race (which is expected on Wednesday). We tend to agree as you can't win with those who were booted out of office - there's usually a good reason they were sent packing.