Democrats to have 2 open state senate seats in 2008
We don’t know how we missed this, but one of our favorite state senators, Kay Patterson, announced that he will not seek re-election in 2008. Patterson is known for his outspokenness and humor on the state senate floor. A close friend to Senator Strom Thurmond, Patterson’s funeral speech will never be forgotten by The Shot staff.
Statehouse insiders say that there is also little chance that the state senate’s senior member John Drummond will return. That puts two democratic seats up for grabs. Well sorta…
Although buzz grows on potential republican candidates for Drummond’s Greenwood centered seat, there is little to no chance that a republican could pick up Patterson’s seat with a nearly 65% BVAP (black voting age population). We will follow up with some research as to which state representatives are in the district. John Scott is one.