Rick Beltram still wants to be your state chairman

O, the comedy and political drama that’s come out of Spartanburg with Rick Beltram’s chairmanship of the county party. He’s run a political consulting firm out of the party offices, giving services to GOP primary candidates, picked a fight with Zeke Stokes, got into a molehill-into-mountain tiff about calling Fred Thompson’s spouse a “trophy wife” (but, old man + hot young wife = ??), was pwn3d by the Ron Paul nutjobs, and on and on, ad infinitum.

And yet, still, he wants to be the state GOP chairman. And, if you’re a candidate that went to war against Howard Rich and his heimwehren in the primaries, you might be a little worried about where this guy wants to take the party.

Says Spartanburg County GOP Chairman Rick Beltram, “I think it’s more than rumors. I think he’s even told a number of folks that that’s what he’s looking at.”

Beltram says that if Dawson successfully runs for the RNC chairmanship then Beltram would consider himself “one of the more serious contenders” for Dawson’s job as state party boss.

Beltram says he believes that Dawson’s courting of Rich is smart politics and that connecting with the deep-pocketed school choice supporter, who is politically active in several states, could help Dawson on the national level with fundraising efforts.

Well, there’s that, and the fact he has every reporter in the state on speed dial. Like Katon Dawson’s cavalcade of dumbassery in his press releases? Or maybe former Atty. Gen. Charlie Condon’s record of sending out a fax every minute for 24 consecutive hours (just kidding, Condon was beta testing Twitter)? Then you’ll love Chairman Rick.

Speculation Mounts That S.C. GOP Chief is Eyeing National Post [Free Times]


1 Response to “Rick Beltram still wants to be your state chairman”

  1. 1 Lee
    September 12, 2008 at 8:46 am

    Rick Beltram is the Republican version of Carol Fowler. There’s not a dime’s bit of difference between them.

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