Democratic Rep. Ted Vick may have been the most high-profile primary candidate to get pulled over in a traffic stop this year, but he's hardly the only one. A quick breeze through the Horry County Public Index shows at least six other candidates have also received their own traffic tickets this year, and that's just in Horry County. I didn't even check the other six counties that the district covers. Certainly no charges for these folks nearly as damaging as a DUI and gun violation, but a lot of speeding. Hey, it's hard to make it to all of those campaign events in time. Probably wouldn't let this sort of thing change my vote in any of these races, but interesting nonetheless.
In the races for state House:
Dennis DiSabato, running in Dist. 56, was pulled over Jan. 7 for speeding. (Interestingly, he's crossed party lines and retained the Brittain Law Firm, employer of Democratic congressional hopeful Preston Brittain, to defend him.)
Heather Ammons Crawford, running in Dist. 68, was pulled over Feb. 21 for failure to obey traffic control devices.
Tracy Edge, running in Dist. 104, has been pulled over twice, April 29 and May 30, both times for speeding.
And in the race for school board:
Janice Morreale, running in Dist. 5, was pulled over May 17 for speeding.