Former Rep. Wallace Scarborough’s heart likely isn’t in a potential appeal of his Nov. 4 loss to Democrat Anne Peterson Hutto.

The State Election Commission confirmed the results earlier this month, but Scarborough is said to be seriously considering another appeal, potentially to the members of the state House of Representatives. The body is led by Scarborough’s friends in the GOP majority, but Scarborough told the Charleston City Paper in August that he wasn’t interested in the job if he didn’t win the prized chairmanship of the powerful Labor, Commerce, and Industry Committee.

“The ability to bring business and receive more funding and help James Island and Charleston County as a whole is tremendous,” he said. “I’ll be the first to say, if I don’t get this chairmanship, I don’t think I’ll run again because you hit the glass ceiling.”

That chairmanship went to Rep. Bill Sandifer (R-Oconee) earlier this month.

“If I’m in the House and if I’m not constantly moving up and I’m not constantly being able to get things accomplished for my area, its time to give somebody else a chance,” Scarborough said.


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