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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!*****
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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.
If you haven’t made plans to attend our “Meet the Candidate” night in Marion County, please do so now.
We have 11 speakers confirmed!
There will be U.S. Senate candidates: Nancy Mace, Benjamin Dunn, and Richard Cash as well as a spokesperson for the Bill Connor, Lee Bright, and Lindsey Graham campaigns.
There will be S.C. State Superintendent candidates: Sally Atwater, Gary Burgess, Meka Childs, Sheri Few, and Molly Spearman.
Bring someone with you and join us on Friday night. The event will be at the Beeson Building (206 Airport Court, Mullins) at 6 p.m.
We’re looking forward to a great evening, and hope to see you there!
Our “Meet the Candidate” evening in Marion County will be on Friday, April 25th. We currently have 9 campaigns / candidates confirmed to attend and speak. This will be an excellent opportunity to hear from several leading candidates for both the U.S. Senate, and the State Superintendent of Education in one evening.
This event is free and open to the public and will be held at the Beeson Building (206 Airport Court, Mullins) on Friday, April 25th at 6 p.m.
Candidates for U.S. Senate
Jacqueline Franz – Regional Field Director for Sen. Lindsey Graham
Michael Stevens – Campaign Manager for Lee Bright
Holly Talley – Political Director for Bill Connor
Candidates for S.C. State Superintendent of Education
We can now add State Superintendent candidate Molly Spearman to our list of speakers …. there will now be 8 campaigns represented at the Friday, April 25th meeting.
There will also be SCGOP Executive Committee members from Marion County, Dillon County, and Marlboro County in attendance. Also, State Director for the RNC Hope Walker will be there as well.
Spread the word — come on out to hear the candidates, and bring someone with you!