By David Travis Bland, The Free Times, November 20, 2017
An increasingly prominent progressive figure around Columbia and South Carolina plans to run for the U.S. House.
Annabelle Robertson has made her 2018 candidacy for the District 2 seat official. Republican Joe Wilson has held the seat since 2001.
Robertson has come to be a frequent sight at left-leaning rallies and events. She hit the South Carolina progressive scene hard earlier in the year as the founder of Indivisible South Carolina, a group that’s part of the grassroots network of the Indivisible movement which dedicates itself to resisting the Trump agenda. She came out against President Trump’s Secretary of Education pick, Betsy DeVos, in the wake of her nomination, and spoke critically about the Republican attempts at health care reform.
She also confronted Joe Wilson during his recent tour of the district about his support of Trump’s pardon of controversial Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio. And in so many words, Robertson believes Wilson is a puppet of the president, particularly on the latest Republican tax plan passed by the House.