Voter Vignettes: Voices from Tuesday’s 1st District primary

  • Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 12:18 a.m.

“I like his Christian beliefs.”

Patty Stover of James Island, who cast her ballot for Republican Curtis Bostic

“He told (President Barack) Obama to go shove it.”

Lila Rapchick of James Island, after casting her ballot at James Island Charter High School for former Gov. Mark Sanford, who had fought against taking federal stimulus money

“I still think he’s a good congressman. Lousy family man.”

Mary Oliver, who voted for Sanford at Pinecrest Baptist Church in West Ashley

“I am a Democrat. I’ve seen her on TV a lot. She seems like she is very promising and bright.”

Lilly Fleming of North Charleston in supporting Elizabeth Colbert Busch

“His views on the issues were much more in line with me, and I like that he didn’t go negative.”

Amanda Maybank of West Ashley, who voted for Larry Grooms

“It was between him and Grooms. I wanted someone who would speak his mind. I heard (Nash) speak once, and he didn’t use any political terms. I liked that.”

Randy Ulbricht, a self-employed website developer, who voted for former Dorchester County Sheriff Ray Nash in Mount Pleasant

“I think we need more women in Congress, and I support gay marriage and gun control legislation. I just feel like South Carolina Democrats need to be represented more largely in Congress and our national scene.”

Katy Richardson of West Ashley, who voted for Colbert Busch

“I like his campaign promises. It’s something fresh.”

Mount Pleasant resident Terry Whitt, an office manager, who voted for Teddy Turner

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