Jay Stamper

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Jay Stamper
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, South Carolina
Bachelor'sConnecticut College
Place of birthColumbia, South Carolina
Campaign website
Jay Stamper is a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from South Carolina.[1]


Stamper was born in Columbia, South Carolina. He earned a bachelor's in government from Connecticut College. He is a businessman and works for a number of non-profit organizations. He is currently the managing director of the Palmetto Regional Center Corporation, which seeks to promote job creation in areas of high unemployment in South Carolina.[2]


Campaign themes


Stamper's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

  • Veterans
  • Seniors and Social Security
  • Fiscal Policy
  • Economy
  • Immigration
  • Healthcare


Stamper pleaded guilty to three felony charges in 2006. The charges stemmed from illegally selling securities and Stamper said they were a business mistake. Stamper paid out millions of dollars in resititution, inlcuding $600,000 out of pocket. Stamper said, "I never meant to hurt anyone. There was no malice. … In a way I was reckless … but there were mitigating circumstances." The controversy is hurting his campaign, even among members of his own party.[4]



See also: United States Senate elections in South Carolina, 2014

Stamper is running for election in 2014 for the U.S. Senate, representing South Carolina. Stamper is seeking the Democratic nomination in the primary. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.[1]

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Stamper's reports.

Jay Stamper (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[5]April 15, 2013$0$14,274$(13,445)$829
July Quarterly[6]July 12, 2013$829$5,233$(4,100)$1,962
October Quarterly[7]October 14, 2013$1,962$15,128$(10,511)$6,579
Year-End[8]January 14, 2014$6,579$14,230$(17,459)$3,350
Running totals

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