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Tumpy Campbell

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Carroll Campbell III has one major thing going for him in the race to replace Henry Brown in the U.S. House of Representatives: His father, Gov. Carroll Campbell, was one of the Palmetto State’s best. But he has three things going against him: One, he was a member of a whites-only country club. Two, he is a lobbyist. Three, his nickname is Tumpy. Really? At least it’s better than Stumpy? Or Grumpy? Or, eek, Dumpy?

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