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Could Ken Ard’s days, or hours, be numbered?

More than a year after news of ethics charges surrounding the campaign finance practices of Lt. Governor Ken Ard arose, some political experts say it could be as early as today that Ard resigns from his post as the state’s number-two constitutional officer.

Winthrop University political science professor Scott Huffmon.

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But Huffmon says that Ard’s hypothetical downfall would not so much be due to the misuse of campaign funds — but lying to federal authorities about his spending.

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If the Lt. Governor were to depart office for any reason, the state constitution mandates that the Speaker of the House assumes that office. Huffmon says that doesn’t exactly sit well with Glenn McConnell, who currently occupies that seat.

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Huffmon says Ard’s rise to power — and possible fall — is largely isolated from the power circles in Columbia.

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Ard was elected as Lt. Governor in 2010 and, prior to his election to a state constitutional office, he served as a Florence County Councilman.

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