Scott Wheeler, the man managing Thomas Ravenel's "reality show" campaign for the U.S. Senate, was introduced to the candidate by Bravo, according to a Washington Whispers blog entry posted today at the U.S. News and World Report website.

Wheeler, a self-described political activist who lives in Los Angeles, told U.S. News that Bravo, the network that airs the Charleston-based reality show, "Southern Charm," reached out to him about running Ravenel's campaign, the story said.

"They called me. They were fishing around in Washington for somebody. They were looking for somebody who had political experience and also I've done some entertainment stuff, script-writing, things like that so they called me and said, 'Would you be interested?'," he explained.

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