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Chef to Jump Into South Carolina Senate Race
|Last Edited||RP Sep 30, 2010 04:38pm|
|Author||KATHARINE Q. SEELYE|
|News Date||Thursday, September 30, 2010 04:25:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||One more cook is jumping into the stew that is the South Carolina Senate race. |
Nathalie Dupree, a prominent Charleston chef and cookbook author, is announcing her write-in candidacy Thursday in an 11th-hour challenge to Senator Jim DeMint, the Republican incumbent, and Alvin Greene, the unemployed Democratic nominee.
The last United States senator to be elected through a write-in campaign was Strom Thurmond, also from South Carolina, in 1954. Ms. Dupree hopes to follow in his footsteps.
She is assembling a campaign team and said she expected to spend $60,000 to $100,000, including for advertising. She is in the market right now for a goose, though they are out of season, because she wants one for a new commercial.