Ken Ard

Former Republican Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina

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  • The Cowardice of the Republican CandidatesMon Nov 30, 2015 |
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  • The Page Who Took Down the GOPFri Nov 20, 2015 |
    In the middle of October I was sitting on my couch in Washington and heard a familiar name come up on CNN: Dennis Hastert. “Prosecutors have charged Hastert with lying to...
  • No Game: Playstation Buying Lieutenant Gov Indicted For Ethics ViolationsFri Mar 09, 2012 |
    Lieutenant Gov. Ken Ard, who announced his resignation Friday morning, was charged by a state grand jury with seven violations of state ethics laws.
Ken Ard Scandals & Controversies
  • South Carolina's Lieutenant Gov. Ken Ard, who announced his resignation 3/09/12, was charged by a state grand jury with seven violations of state ethics laws. He used thousands of dollars of campaign money for personal expenditures, including $800 at a boutique shop, $3000 at Best Buy, $2000 for travel and several other personal expenses. In addition to purchasing a number of personal items using campaign funds, Ard was charged with donating his own money to his campaign — which is allowed under South Carolina law — but making it look like it came from others to create the impression he had strong support in the state.