Senate hopeful says he'll return to reality show
Jul. 15, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A day after presenting signatures to run for U.S. Senate, former state treasurer and convicted felon Thomas Ravenel says he will return for the second season of a reality TV show based in Charleston. Although Ravenel had said he wouldn't participate, a Tuesday statement reversed course. He says he will participate in the Bravo show "Southern Charm" and that it will give him a platform to spread his ideas to a bigger audience. In the first season, the 51-year-old Ravenel got a co-star less than half his age pregnant. He now lives with her and their infant daughter. Ravenel was elected state treasurer in 2006 but resigned after less than a year because of a felony drug charge. He wants to run as an independent for Sen. Lindsey Graham's seat.