SC Ag Commissioner Hugh Weathers Endorses Republican Scott Talley for State Senate District 12

When I was elected South Carolina’s Commissioner of Agriculture, I committed to work each day to promote the growth and success of our agriculture industry. Because of hard work, we’ve seen incredible success, and that progress has helped make agriculture South Carolina’s leading industry. While we constantly have room to grow, it is extremely important we have elected leaders who understand farmers’ needs and who are willing to find solutions. Scott Talley is a leader who will help encourage the growth of agriculture-related business.

Good Government Committee Endorses Talley

The Good Government Committee today released the following statement endorsing Senate District 12 candidate Scott Talley in the June 28 primary runoff against Sen. Lee Bright: “The Good Government Committee is committed to moving South Carolina forward, creating jobs, and ensuring limited government so our businesses can grow and create jobs. Last night, we saw a vast majority of incumbent Lee Bright’s district reject the direction that he is taking the district and our state. We firmly believe that it is time for a new direction in SD12 and Scott Talley is the candidate who will represent Greenville’s and Spartanburg’s best interests and make our state proud. The people of SD12 have had a do-nothing Senator for 8 years too […]

CVSC Endorses Scott Talley for Senate

The Conservation Voters of South Carolina have endorsed Scott Talley’s campaign for SC Senate District 12. “Talley is a native South Carolinian running for State Senate District 12 in Spartanburg and Greenville Counties against Senator Lee Bright. Talley supports common-sense efforts to protect the natural resources of South Carolina. As a former State Representative, he has a proven track record of effectively leading on issues important to everyday South Carolinians. In comparison, Talley’s opponent, Senator Lee Bright, scored a 0% on CVSC’s 2011-2012 Legislative Scorecard, and was the lowest scoring Senator on the CVSC’s 2013-2014 Scorecard. Bright is a fringe voice and obstructionist in the Senate on matters important to every South Carolinian.”

Ethics Reform is Needed in the SC Senate

South Carolinians deserve accountability and transparency in government. However, District 12’s Senator Lee Bright fought common sense reform by filibustering an ethics bill and voting against it. Governor Nikki Haley even criticized Bright for voting to allow politicians to investigate themselves as a “slap in the face to every citizen.” Bright also objected to requiring anonymous political groups to reveal the names of donors and was the only legislator to oppose putting an end to a practice that protected career politicians from primary challenges. How is it that we have a Senator fighting for less transparency and accountability in politics? We must make a change. Sign the petition and demand the Senate pass ethics reform now!  

Scott Talley Pledges to Fight for Ethics Reform, Challenges Bright’s Record of Fighting Against It

Senate District 12 candidate Scott Talley has released his plan for ethics reform in the State Senate, and pointed up a key differentiation in his campaign to replace Lee Bright. “South Carolina voters want and deserve more transparency in government, not less,” said Scott Talley. “District 12 deserves a leader who will fight for ethics reform, not against it.” In 2015, Lee Bright filibustered an ethics reform bill that had already passed the House. The bill would have required anonymous political groups disclose names of donors and also would have ended the highly controversial self-policing of legislators in cases of ethics violations. Talley continued, “In a time when voters are rightfully angry and fed up with government, how is it […]