This Ex-Con, Reality TV Star Wants To Challenge Lindsey Graham

05/12/2014 10:57 am ET
  • Patrick Caldwell Mother Jones
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Can a state politician repair his image after serving six months in jail for cocaine possession? Former South Carolina Treasurer Thomas Ravenel might find the path to political redemption a little tricky after the first season of his reality TV show, Bravo's Southern Charm, was defined by regular bouts of intoxication and an out-of-wedlock baby with a woman 29-years his junior. But that won't stop him from trying. He wants to test the model established by Rep. Sean Duffy (a Wisconsin Republican and Real World alum) by running for congress after starring in a reality show.

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