Reform S.C. didn’t patronize S.C. businesses, either

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Can you believe that Gov. Mark Sanford’s pet organization, Reform S.C., didn’t go to a South Carolina company for its advertising? Neither can Vierdsen. Nope, instead of staying around here, he went to Charlotte firm Specialized Media Services.

Of course, Reform S.C./S.C. Club for Growth chairman Chad Walldorf went to SMS for his Sticky Fingers operation, so that may mean something.

Over the course of a month (5/27/08-6/30/08), Reform S.C. paid SMS $72,019.98. That’s a hefty bit of cash, and about 56 percent of the 501(c)4’s total expenditures for the last reporting period.

But, Reform S.C. didn’t stay away from new media – no, sir. Between the end of May and the end of June, the organization gave Google $50,000. Lest you forget, though, that money went straight(?) to San Francisco.

Way to go, Guv. You just paid for a programmer to go to BearFest ’08.


3 Responses to “Reform S.C. didn’t patronize S.C. businesses, either”

  1. 1 SamSamIAm
    July 31, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Do you have any idea how TV advertising works? Anyone could see the ReformSC ads that ran across the state in June. I’d be willing to bet that 99% of that $72,000 went to local TV stations.

  2. August 1, 2008 at 8:18 am

    Actually, all of that went to SMS. Check the disclosure report, Seamus. A couple grand did get paid to a cable company, though – not a local TV station.

  3. August 1, 2008 at 8:21 am

    By the way, are you SamSamIAm or RichieRich? You should probably use a different IP address if you’re going to use different names.

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