How 3 Democratic Operatives & an Alt-Weekly Reporter Brought Down South Carolina Lt. Gov. Ken Ard

“Something that got the lieutenant governor indicted would not even be covered by The State newspaper and The Post and Courier,” said S.C. Forward Progress co-founder Tyler Jones. “Finally we were like, ‘We’ll give it to Corey.'”

And so it came to pass that Corey Hutchins, the State House reporter for the Columbia Free Times, broke the news of the biggest South Carolina political scandal of 2011.

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