The race to succeed Tim Scott in South Carolina's First Congressional District begins with a new television ad from GOP candidate Teddy Turner, the son of billionaire CNN founder (and proud liberal) Ted Turner. "He went there to work as a cameraman and left a conservative," the voiceover begins. "Filming major developments in the Soviet Union, Tedd witnessed the devastation of communism, and it forever changed him." Turner worked as a cameraman for CNN in the 1980's, though he has since become a high-school economics teacher and Republican activist.
Watch the ad below:
Turner is running in a crowded GOP field for the House seat, vacated by Scott earlier this month after he was tapped by Governor Nikki Haley to succeed Jim DeMint in the Senate. Also running for the Republican nomination is former governor and congressman Mark Sanford, who announced his candidacy last week.
The son of mogul Ted Turner, Teddy Turner, announced his intention this evening to run for the House seat being vacated by Tim Scott, who today was appointed to fill the remainder of Jim DeMint's Senate term. The House seat represents part of South Carolina.
Teddy Turner, unlike his liberal father, is a Republican.