As you may know, Walid Hakim is running for SC House District 88. It is currently held by Mac Toole, who is pretty much a standard-issue Lexington County Republican.
Walid has a different approach.
First, he sent out this release yesterday:
Hakim Wins Endorsement from
We recently received a letter from Donna S. Dewitt, the President of the SC AFL-CIO, informing us of their decision to endorse Walid Hakim for State House:
The SC AFL-CIO Committee on Political Education (COPE) met April 10th and voted to endorse your candidacy for SC HD 88.
We will be informing our affiliates in the districts with Primary opposition of our endorsement and encouraging them to assist your campaign in any way possible. We will assign key members to work with you and your staff.
While our monetary resources are limited and will be focused on our candidates with opposition, we want to assure you that we will be mobilizing our members around the issues that are important to the working men and women of South Carolina. They will know that you are the candidate the COPE Endorsement Committee has decided best represents those issues.
Then, he released the video above.
In it, he calls for a general strike.
On May Day.
On Al Jazeera.
I guess it’s Walid doing this because Mac Toole didn’t think of it, right? Right…
Walid is definitely going his own way, and staying true to his roots.