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Moseley files new lawsuit

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Charleston County Auditor Peggy Moseley has filed a lawsuit asking the courts to declare that she is the GOP candidate for auditor — a step that would overturn the result of the party’s June 12 primary.

Moseley’s attorney, Bennett Crites, said the lawsuit alleges neither former Mount Pleasant Town Councilman Paul Gawrych, who won the June 12 primary, nor David Engelman were eligible candidates.

The lawsuit alleges that neither filed their ethics forms properly when filing for the seat — the same issue behind two S.C. Supreme Court rulings that eliminated more than 200 candidates across the state.

The lawsuit names the Charleston County Republican Party as a defendant, but party chair Lin Bennett said today she had not seen the lawsuit. Gawrych also said today that he was unaware of the suit but would look into it.

Reach Robert Behre at 937-5771.

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