Thomas Ravenel eyes independent Senate run if Lindsey Graham wins GOP primary
04/07/2014 11:48 PM
04/08/2014 12:14 AM
Former State Treasurer Thomas Ravenel announced after his reality show Monday night that he will run as an independent if U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-Seneca, wins GOP nod in June.
Ravenel, who was a Republican when he resigned his statewide seat in 2007 after a cocaine charge, said he wants to offer voters a more Libertarian choice.
The star of "Southern Charm" was asked in post-show show when was the last time he used cocaine. "Is that a trick question?" T-Rav shot back. "I gave that up a long time ago. ... I wasn't that big into it."
Graham has six Republican challengers but received close to the 50 percent mark to avoid a runoff in a Winthrop University poll.