Great Response at the Golden Leaf!!!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth at the Mullins Golden Leaf Festival, we enjoyed speaking to you!  It was also refreshing to hear so many people talking about the need for change not just at the national level, but the need for change locally.  We agree, and we’re always open to the idea of “new blood” in our local politics – it is desperately needed.

Don’t forget about our dinner on Friday, October 2nd at 6p.m. at Jimmy B’s in Marion.  Come on out  and bring a friend.  See you there!

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Two Upcoming Events

If you plan on attending the Mullins Golden Leaf Festival this Saturday, stop by our booth and say “Hello”.

Our next meeting is at Jimmy B’s in Marion at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 2nd.  As always, count on good food and great conversation — these meetings are always fun.  Come on out and join us!  Though nothing has been confirmed, a couple presidential campaign representatives have expressed interest in attending the meeting.

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County Meeting August 28th

With the record-setting number of people who watched the first Republican debate on Fox News, there is little doubt that folks are ready for the 2016 election.

With that in mind, we have reserved the back room at T-Roy’s in Marion for 6pm on Friday, August 28th.  This will be an informal meeting of conservatives … an opportunity to discuss national politics – as well as upcoming local events.

Come on out and join us and also don’t forget to search Marion County (SC) Republican Party on Facebook and “Like” us.

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County Convention Update

We had several people attend the county convention on Friday, April 10th.  Attendees enjoyed good food and fellowship and everyone had a good time.

The county party elected its leadership for the next two years:

Chairman — Mr. Eric Fry

Vice-Chair — Mr. Ethan Brown

Executive Committeeman —  Mr. John Richardson

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Upcoming Events

An update on events coming up over the next few months:

Friday, March 20th — Precinct Reorganization meeting at T-Roy’s in Marion at 6 p.m.  Looking for Precinct Presidents – Party has the paperwork, you just bring your voter registration number.

Friday, April 10th — County Convention at the Beeson Building in Mullins at 6 p.m.  The party will provide food.  This event is free – we’ll elect County Chair, Vice-Chair, and Executive Committeeman.  We’ll also select delegates and alternates to attend the state convention

Friday (May 1st) Saturday (May 2nd) — SCGOP Silver Elephant Dinner (Friday evening) and SCGOP State Convention (Saturday morning).  Both events will be held in Columbia.

***** Contact us if you have any questions or would like to participate in any of these events!*****

 

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2014 Recap – 2015 Update

The mid-term elections in 2014 were a huge success nationwide for Republicans.  A quick look at the numbers tell the story:

  • Since President Obama took office, the number of Republican Governors has increased from 21 to 31.
  • There are now more Republican state legislators than at any time since 1920 (more than 4100).
  • In 2008, Republicans held both the legislature and governor’s mansion in 8 states.  Today, that number is 24.

What is next for 2015?  At the state and local levels, party rules require reorganization:  Precincts must be organized, county parties must hold conventions and the state party must hold a convention.

Please contact the Marion County GOP if you have any questions regarding this process or if you are interested in being a delegate to either the county and/or state convention.  Please continue to check our Facebook page for updates — Search for Marion County (SC) Republican Party.

 

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Great Weekend — Yard Signs Now Available

A big “Thank You” to everyone who stopped by our booth at the Mullins Golden Leaf Festival!  There are more conservatives in this area than you realize …. we just have to get folks involved and motivated!

We also gave away a lot of signs and bumper stickers and have plenty of both still available.  If you want yard signs, just contact us so we can get those to you as soon as possible.  Also, don’t forget to “Like” our Facebook page – the next time you are on, just search for Marion County (SC) Republican Party.

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Gearing Up For November

Upcoming Marion County GOP events:

Friday, September 12th:  Dinner at T-Roy’s in Marion at 5:30 pm.  We’ll discuss politics and the upcoming election.  We will also have a limited number of candidate yard signs available for those who attend and would like a sign.

Saturday, September 27th:  Mullins Golden Leaf Festival – we will have a booth set up at the event.  Anyone who would like to volunteer, just contact the Marion County GOP – we could always use the help!!

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Primary Election / Runoffs

The 2014 “Primary Season” is over with the exception of run-off elections on Tuesday, June 24th.  Congratulations to Curtis Loftis, Gen. Bob Livingston, Hugh Weathers, Sen. Lindsey Graham, and Sen. Tim Scott on winning their individual primary elections.

The Lt. Governor’s race as well as the State Superintendent’s race will be decided on the 24th.  You can vote in the runoff if: (a) you did not participate in the primary or (b) voted in the Republican primary.  Also remember you can vote absentee in the runoff as well.

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Thank You

A big “Thank You” to everyone who came out to our Meet the Candidate night.   Not only did we have Marion County citizens come out to meet the candidates, but we had visitors from neighboring counties as well.

Our guests included RNC state directors Hope Walker and Kristen Beckham, Marlboro County Chairman Pat Coxe, Myrtle Beach City Councilman Randall Wallace.  Of course our main event was the opportunity to hear from 10 great GOP candidates. 

Again, we appreciate everyone for coming out Friday evening.

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