Celebrity Chef Stirs Up SC Senate Race

Candidate Dupree says she'll cook Republican's goose
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 1, 2010 5:05 AM CDT

(Newser) – South Carolina's lopsided Senate race is getting spicier. Celebrity Charleston chef and cookbook author Nathalie Dupree is getting out of the kitchen to run as a write-in candidate. Dupree says she doesn't believe anybody else will challenge incumbent Republican Jim DeMint, whom she accuses of spending more time aiding Tea Party-backed candidates in other states than trying to do anything for South Carolinians.

"I want to cook his goose,” Dupree told the State. “And it’s time to bring home the bacon.” DeMint's goose would almost certainly go uncooked if surprise Democratic nominee Alvin Greene was his only opponent, the Wall Street Journal notes. DeMint leads Greene by 64% to 21%, according to the latest poll. The Democrat—indicted on felony obscenity charges and largely shunned by his own party—has received less than $5,000 in campaign contributions.

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