June 21, 2016

S.C. Chamber-aligned PAC endorses Roy Maybank in runoff against Sandy Senn

BY MAYA T. PRABHU Source: The Post and Courier June 21, 2016 http://bit.ly/28LVzm3 COLUMBIA — The S.C. Chamber of Commerce’s political action committee on Tuesday endorsed Roy Maybank in next week’s runoff election against Sandy Senn for state Sen. Paul Thurmond’s open seat. The S.C. Good Government Committee called Maybank a clear choice. “Roy Maybank understands what it takes to …

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June 21, 2016

Good Government Committee Endorses Roy Maybank

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Good Government Committee today released the following statement announcing its support of Roy Maybank in the Senate District 41 (Charleston) runoff against trial attorney Sandy Senn. This is Senator Paul Thurmond’s open seat. “The voters of Senate District 41 have a clear choice in Tuesday’s runoff.  Roy Maybank understands what it takes to reduce the size and …

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June 15, 2016

Good Government Committee Endorses Talley

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — The Good Government Committee today released the following statement endorsing Senate District 12 candidate Scott Talley in the June 28 primary runoff against Sen. Lee Bright: “The Good Government Committee is committed to moving South Carolina forward, creating jobs, and ensuring limited government so our businesses can grow and create jobs. Last night, we saw a vast …

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June 13, 2016

S.C. GOP primary Tuesday to decide several races

BY CHRIS LAVENDER Source: Spartanburg Herald-Journal June 11, 2016 http://bit.ly/25T66Xf Voters will go to the polls Tuesday for the Republican Party primary election, the outcome of which will decide several races. In other races, candidates will advance to the general election in November to face Democratic opponents. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Spartanburg County Voter Registration and Elections Director Henry Laye …

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June 2, 2016

Bright targeted in radio ad from SC Chamber-aligned PAC

BY AMANDA COYNE Source: The Greenville News June 2, 2016 http://grnol.co/24kzy2q Sen. Lee Bright is the target of a new radio ad from the S.C. Good Government Committee, a PAC associated with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. The ad sharply criticizes Bright’s voting record, including his recent vote against a $40 million farm aid package and against the roads bill that …

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May 16, 2016

GOP, lobbying groups trying to oust firebrand SC Sen. Bright

BY JAMIE SELF Source: The State May 14, 2016 http://bit.ly/1TEZEYc Three Republicans and two state lobbying power houses are gunning to oust arguably the most provocative, confrontational and headline-grabbing voice in the S.C. General Assembly. State Sen. Lee Bright, R-Spartanburg, is seeking a third term, running against three challengers in June’s GOP primary. They say Bright is more interested in …

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April 29, 2016

SC transgender bathroom bill dead

By: TOBY TALBOT  – AP Source: The State April 27, 2016 http://bit.ly/1QF0HW6 COLUMBIA – A bill to prevent transgender men and women from using the bathroom or locker rooms of their choice is dead for the year. Sponsored by state Sen. Lee Bright, R-Spartanburg, the legislation will miss Sunday’s crossover deadline for bills to pass from one legislative chamber to the other. Bills …

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April 6, 2016

Gambrell Wins S.C. Senate Runoff

By: MATTHEW HENSLEY Source: Index-Journal April 6, 2016 http://bit.ly/1Wd1B3a State Rep. Mike Gambrell is the Republican nominee in a special election for the District 4 state Senate seat after beating Williamston Councilman Rockey Burgess in a runoff Tuesday. The seat was left vacant after Sen. Billy O’Dell, who had the seat for more than 27 years, died in January. According to …

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March 31, 2016

2016 Candidate Filing Period Ends, Campaigning Begins

The candidate filing period for 2016 Statehouse elections ended Wednesday at noon. This year’s races are as important as ever as we work to send pro-business, pro-growth candidates to the General Assembly in November. MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Primary elections will be held on June 14th, 2016. Necessary runoff elections will follow on June 28th and the General Election will take place …

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March 29, 2016

Padgett endorses Gambrell’s state Senate run

By MATTHEW HENSLEY Index-Journal March 28, 2016 http://bit.ly/1ROmBxd A week after finishing third in the Republican primary for the District 4 Senate seat, Greenwood attorney Tripp Padgett is endorsing the primary’s top vote-getter, state Rep. Mike Gambrell, in next week’s Tuesday runoff. Gambrell, who represents portions of Anderson and Abbeville counties, faces Williamston Town Councilman Rockey Burgess in the runoff after …

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