The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

It Takes Money... Just to Get on the Ballot


This article about a York, South Carolina nurse running for president included an interesting detail about the South Carolina presidential primary:

“I am standing up for what I believe in,” [Michael] Adkins said.  “This country is what I believe in.”

Adkins admitted he does not know how he will raise funds for the campaign.  Just to get on the ballot in South Carolina for the GOP presidential primary, he will have to pay a sizable filing fee.  The exact fee for 2012 has not yet been determined, but for perspective, it cost $35,000 for candidates to be on the South Carolina GOP presidential primary ballot in 2008.

Tags: South Carolina


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