CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Teddy Turner, the son of media mogul Ted Turner, will enter the already-crowded race for Tim Scott's vacant 1st Congressional District Seat.
Turner, a Republican, announced Tuesday he would kick off his bid for Congress with a party at the Lighthouse on Shem Creek this Thursday.
"Clearly, the spending in Washington has gotten way out of control with no real efforts to cut spending while thousands go without jobs. It's frustrating and I believe I can bring fresh ideas to provide a path of creating jobs while fighting to control spending in Washington," said Teddy Turner.
"Voters will be able to make a choice between career politicians, those wanting to ping pong for yet another political position, or a high school economics teacher, former business owner with fresh ideas who'll work hard to solve many of the problems facing our country."
"Blair and I invite you to join us with our family, friends, supporters and community and business leaders for a reception to launch my bid as your next congressman."
Turner had been rumored to be considering entering the race for Scott's vacant since mid-December. Scott has moved on to the other side of Congress. He replaced Jim DeMint in early January after being hand-picked by Governor Nikki Haley.
Turner has three children and lives in Mt. Pleasant.