Miler Ends Senate 5 Campaign, Endorses Corbin
After being decertified subsequent to a South Carolina Supreme Court ruling over proper filing of his statement of economic interest form, Miler is putting an end to his campaign.
Wyatt Miler, a Greer businessman who was running for the Senate 5 Senate seat being vacated by Phillip Shoopman, officially put his campaign to an end Friday, the day after he was informed his name couldn't be on the ballot due to improper filing.
He and Senate 6 candidate, Tommie Reece, were informed yesterday that they couldn't be on the ballot because they didn't turn in their statement of economic interest forms at the same they they officially filed to run for office.
Miler expressed frustration at the turn of events, but still offered his endorsement of Tom Corbin, a current Republican member of the state House of Representatives from Travelers Rest.
“The Court’s decision to remove candidates on a hyper-technicality, ignores the provisions of § 8-13-1356(A), which provides for REQUIRING the filing of the Statement of Economic Interests (SEI) to be online. I consider this to be a breech of the Court’s Constitutional duty to protect the rights of the citizens to choose their own representatives.”
“As I have been decertified, I don’t believe it is in the best interests of the citizens of District 5 to continue on as a petition candidate. I do wish Tom Corbin the best of luck, and would ask my supporters to give him your serious consideration in the primary on Tuesday, June 12, 2012.”
Corbin's lone primary competition is now Amanda Somers, a businesswoman from Greer.