The Buzz

August 19, 2014

Adversaries Bobby Harrell, Alan Wilson share common cause - getting wet for charity

The Buzz

A blog from The State's political team of Cassie Cope, Jamie Self and Andy Shain. Email tips to thebuzz@thestate.com.

Safe to say, state Attorney General Alan Wilson and S.C. House Speaker Bobby Harrell have not seen eye to eye lately.

But they found a common cause by posting videos of themselves on the same day taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and money for the disease.

Perhaps they could have dumped cold water on each other to help cool off their tiff over Wilson's ethics investigation of Harrell.

Harrell, wearing a University of South Carolina Gamecock shirt, poured a bowl of water over his head at a building near Williams-Brice Stadium -- just days after telling fellow Republicans that a State Grand Jury looking into allegations against him ended without indictments . (The probe is apparently continuing .)

Like Gov. Nikki Haley last week, Wilson got his kids to do the honors.

Not to be forgotten in the Palmetto State's ongoing political legal drama, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-North Charleston, won the prize for the fastest sprint off camera after bucket dousing.

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