(CNN) – Paul Thurmond, the youngest son of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond, has officially jumped in the race to replace retiring Rep. Henry Brown in South Carolina's 1st congressional district.
In announcing his bid, the Republican cited a love of public service instilled in him by his father - a legendary political figure who served as South Carolina governor and senator along with running for president in 1948 on a segregationist platform.
Thurmond, a 34-year old attorney, had formed an exploratory committee earlier this month. He sounded a populist note in his announcement.
"My candidacy isn't about me – it's about us," he said. "We've reached a point where Congress is simply ignoring the will of the people, and that's not acceptable. It's time to return power to the people, and the states – where it constitutionally belongs."
Thurmond enters an already-crowded GOP primary field that includes another candidate with a famous name: Carroll "Tumpy" Campbell III is one of former governor Carroll Campbell's sons.
We need to stop electing folks from political families. No more Bush's , no more Clinton, no more Biden's no more Thurmonds. Let them skip a generation or two.
Hope hi is not a racist like his father.
OH NO. Not this racist hound. Like Father like Son. Never.
I suppose this isn't one of Strom's secret, black children?
Has anyone noticed he looks like Kenneth from 30 Rock???
OMG, another dynasty in the making. It's too bad most people vote on name rec ognition and not on merits.
more like the love of money and dealing to make more money. Family Dynasties in Washington should not exist for the sake of democracy.
is this what we need in politics? Another attorney, that can easily turn into a lobbyist? do we not have enough of them in politics?
Running on daddys name?
Oh boy. Really just what we need
Let's see, how long before someone from The Party Of Hate calls him a racist?
So his father instilled a "love of public service" in him....
I can't help but wonder what hate he instilled in him as well.
Paul Thurmond = Grand Wizard
Gee...with that pedigree and South Caolina's track record for electing certifiable wing nuts....safe bet he'll get elected.
Another Republican attorney millionaire claiming to be a man for the people...seat him now so South Carolina can join the Neo-Confederacy
Hmm – wonder if he fathered any mulata babies (like his daddy) and wants to keep the blacks down so they'll keep their mouths shut (like his daddy's girlfriend did).
thats correct. he should.
after all we are in royalty......
after Kennedys, Clintons. Bushes, we will have more dynasties
Look, after Brown, all 435 House seats should be competed with GOP candidates taking on even the so called SAFE seats that Dems have such as Markey in Mass. The Tea Party people will be enthusiastic. Indies, Reagan Dems, common sense Dems and Libertarians should all unite with the GOP to push out as many radical socialist pacifists as possible. The GOP must have a Newt like Contract with 5 easily understood agenda items. Lower taxes and spending. Military and national security superiority. Protection of our borders, No amnesty. Choice in education. No Govt. socialist Obamacare but a free enterprise solution. That is a winning strategy.
You've got to be joking? This racist off-spring of Thurmond thinks he's entitled? Thinks he's the chosen one? Wow...... will delusions never cease.
I'm thinking Republicans are smelling way toooooooo much of themselves right now. Everyone is coming out of the cracks thinking they are competent and qualified. LOL. GET REAL.
He's right about congress not listening. They will listen come election time. To the sound of a pink slip
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree, but considering the state he comes from . . . . . . the klan must be so happy about this.
Was lott around? I didn't see him in the picture.