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Republican Liberty Caucus Makes Final Primary Endorsements

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 08:00

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 06/9/2014

Republican Liberty Caucus Makes Final Endorsements

Conservative Republican Group Issues Statewide and House of Representatives Endorsements

GREENVILLE, SC, June 9, 2014-  The Republican Liberty Caucus State Board met Saturday to decide its final endorsements in the 2014 Republican Primary.  It announced Monday that it unanimously voted to endorse a slate of conservative candidates.  These five candidates join ten previous endorsement by the RLCSC, in the primary.

According to Mr. Joshua Cook, Acting State Chairman, “We are proud to endorse a slate of constitutional conservatives who will have the courage to fight for the people, in Columbia. We need true reforms in South Carolina. We need brave men and women who will have the courage to speak for the people, not special interests and lobbyists. We need men and women who will stand firm on constitutional principles and will not compromise on those values. People follow courage. And I’m so glad that these Liberty Candidates stood up to challenge the status quo.”

Ray Moore for Lieutenant Governor

Ray Moore has a long history as a Republican activist inside and outside of SC.  The RLCSC endorses him, because of his commitment to sound money principles; free-market economics; limited, constitutional government; and non-governmental education. Mr. Moore is a Citadel graduate, veteran, and recipient of the Bronze Star.

Meka Childs, Sheri Few, and Elizabeth Moffly for State Superintendent of Education

In the crowded field for Superintendent of Education, picking one candidate to endorse was an impossible task.  There were many good candidates, in the race, but RLCSC feels these three women are the best.  All three have demonstrated a depth of knowledge of education, in SC; all three oppose the Common Core Curriculum Standards; and all three are in favor of expanding choices for parents as to how and where their child is educated, including allowing money to follow the child.  RLCSC will proudly support any of these three ladies in the expected runoff against Molly Spearman, whom RLC wholeheartedly opposes.

Curtis Loftis for State Treasurer

Mr. Loftis has been a friend of RLCSC.  We were proud to endorse him in 2010, and we have gladly hosted him at our convention and other events.  As the incumbent State Treasurer, RLC believes he has done a masterful job. Loftis has challenged the status quo, in Columbia, calling out the “good ole boys” and the South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission for mismanaging funds. RLCSC trusts Loftis and expects him to continue looking out for the taxpayers of SC.

Gaye Holt for SC House District 34

RLCSC endorsed Mrs. Holt, as a petition candidate in 2012.  They gladly endorse her again in 2014.  Mrs. Holt genuinely cares for the people of the 34th district, working to solve their problems even before election to office.  As a problem solver, she has committed to work for a much needed restructuring of the Palmetto State’s antiquated government.   She believes in a limited, smaller government, more transparency and accountability, and tax reform.

Larry Hargett for SC House District 98

As a member of the Dorchester County Council, Mr. Hargett was the lone vote against the implementation of a Local Option Sales Tax.  As a business owner and military veteran, Mr. Hargett understands thrift, integrity, and the importance of prioritization.  He has an audacious ten point plan for turning around the State of South Carolina.  Key elements of this plan include tax reform, government restructuring, education reform, and true ethics reform.

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About the RLC

The Republican Liberty Caucus is a nationwide grassroots organization founded in 1991 that promotes individual liberty, limited government, and free market economics within the Republican Party. You can find more information about the Republican Liberty Caucus of South Carolina and our previous endorsements atwww.rlcsc.org

Contact:

Joshua Cook

Acting Chairman, RLC of SC

Tel.: (864) 551-5205

Email: josh@rlcgreenville.org

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Republican Liberty Caucus Makes Final Primary Endorsements

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 07:00

The Republican Liberty Caucus State Board met Saturday to decide its final endorsements in the 2014 Republican Primary. We are pleased to announce those along with all of our endorsements for the June 10th Primary.

According to Mr. Joshua Cook, Acting State Chairman, “We are proud to endorse a slate of constitutional conservatives who will have the courage to fight for the people, in Columbia. We need true reforms in South Carolina. We need brave men and women who will have the courage to speak for the people, not special interests and lobbyists. We need men and women who will stand firm on constitutional principles and will not compromise on those values. People follow courage. And I’m so glad that these Liberty Candidates stood up to challenge the status quo.”

Ray Moore for Lieutenant Governor

Ray Moore has a long history as a Republican activist inside and outside of SC.  The RLCSC endorses him, because of his commitment to sound money principles; free-market economics; limited, constitutional government; and non-governmental education. Mr. Moore is a Citadel graduate, veteran, and recipient of the Bronze Star.

Meka Childs, Sheri Few, and Elizabeth Moffly for State Superintendent of Education

In the crowded field for Superintendent of Education, picking one candidate to endorse was an impossible task.  There were many good candidates, in the race, but RLCSC feels these three women are the best.  All three have demonstrated a depth of knowledge of education, in SC; all three oppose the Common Core Curriculum Standards; and all three are in favor of expanding choices for parents as to how and where their child is educated, including allowing money to follow the child.  RLCSC will proudly support any of these three ladies in the expected runoff against Molly Spearman, whom RLC wholeheartedly opposes.

Curtis Loftis for State Treasurer

Mr. Loftis has been a friend of RLCSC.  We were proud to endorse him in 2010, and we have gladly hosted him at our convention and other events.  As the incumbent State Treasurer, RLC believes he has done a masterful job. Loftis has challenged the status quo, in Columbia, calling out the “good ole boys” and the South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission for mismanaging funds. RLCSC trusts Loftis and expects him to continue looking out for the taxpayers of SC.

Gaye Holt for SC House District 34

RLCSC endorsed Mrs. Holt, as a petition candidate in 2012.  They gladly endorse her again in 2014.  Mrs. Holt genuinely cares for the people of the 34th district, working to solve their problems even before election to office.  As a problem solver, she has committed to work for a much needed restructuring of the Palmetto State’s antiquated government.   She believes in a limited, smaller government, more transparency and accountability, and tax reform.

Larry Hargett for SC House District 98

As a member of the Dorchester County Council, Mr. Hargett was the lone vote against the implementation of a Local Option Sales Tax.  As a business owner and military veteran, Mr. Hargett understands thrift, integrity, and the importance of prioritization.  He has an audacious ten point plan for turning around the State of South Carolina.  Key elements of this plan include tax reform, government restructuring, education reform, and true ethics reform.

 

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Republican Liberty Caucus Endorses Kenneth Fipps

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 17:11

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 05/22/2014

 

Republican Liberty Caucus Endorses Kenneth Fipps

 

Conservative Republican Group Endorses Newcomer Against Perennial Candidate in District 119

 

GREENVILLE, SC, May 20, 2014-  The Republican Liberty Caucus State Board announced Thursday that it unanimously voted to endorse Kenneth Fipps in the Republican Primary for South Carolina House District 119.  Fipps faces perennial candidate Chris Cannon, in the primary.

The caucus felt that Mr. Fipps had outstanding answers to their survey, pledging to address tax reform, overspending, and inefficient spending.  Of note, was his plan to push for an audit of all state agencies.

“Mr. Fipps believes the people have the right to make decisions for themselves, and they know better what works for them than any bureaucrat in Washington and even Columbia,” says Dan Douglass, state board member. “Ken desires to downsize Columbia and push to make our state a beacon of efficient and purposeful government.”

According to Mr. Joshua Cook, Acting State Chairman, “We will see change in Columbia with great liberty candidates like Kenneth Lee Fipps. Fipps wants to end Obamacare in SC, take action on tax reform, stop common core, pass open carry, and protect life.”
Mr. Fipps is running to replace Democratic Representative Leon Stavrinakis, who has been in one political office or another for the last fifteen years.  In 2012, the 119th District went overwhelmingly to Mitt Romney, leaving Mr. Fipps with high hopes of ousting the career Democrat.
Mr. Fipps is a native of SC, a third generation resident of Johns Island.  Mr. Fipps has been involved in Republican politics for years. He served in the SC Student Legislature, was the Lt Gov at Palmetto Boy’s State, and is a voting member of the Charleston County Republican Party. Kenneth preaches in area churches on a consistent basis, and has since middle school. Mr. Fipps works locally, in sales.

 

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About the RLC
The Republican Liberty Caucus is a nationwide grassroots organization founded in 1991 that promotes individual liberty, limited government, and free market economics within the Republican Party. You can find more information about the Republican Liberty Caucus of South Carolina atwww.rlcsc.org

 

To find out more about Kenneth Fipps, please visit his website at www.kenfipps.org/.

 

Contact:

Joshua Cook

Acting Chairman, RLC of SC
Tel.: (864) 551-5205
Email: josh@rlcgreenville.org

 

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Republican Liberty Caucus Endorses Ed Harris

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 17:19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 05/21/2014

 

Republican Liberty Caucus Endorses Ed Harris

 

Conservative Republican Group Endorses Former Primary Winner in District 3 Race

 

GREENVILLE, SC, May 20, 2014-  The Republican Liberty Caucus State Board announced Tuesday that it unanimously voted to endorse Ed Harris in the Republican Primary for South Carolina House District Three.  They joined previous decisions by SC Club for Growth and Congressman Jeff Duncan.

According to Mr. Joshua Cook, Acting State Chairman, “Ed Harris has a strong grasp of the principles of liberty and has the fortitude to bring reform to our State House. Harris’ experience as a proven business leader and his strong convictions of advancing free market solutions and limited government will make him a great leader in Columbia. Ed will fight for small businesses that are being strangled by regulations and will fight for the taxpayer and working families of South Carolina”

“As a member of the SC Labor Reform Committee and the Economic Development Board of Pickens County, Mr. Harris is already working to make South Carolina a better place to do business,” said Mike Wallace, RLCSC Treasurer. “With a commitment from him to reduce, or eliminate, the state income tax; I expect to see him advance even greater pro-market reforms once he reaches the State House.”
Mr. Harris is running to replace retiring Representative B.R. Skelton.  In 2012, Harris survived multiple ballot challenges to go on to defeat Skelton, in the primary. The outcome was later discarded by State GOP Chairman Chad Connelly, at the threat of further lawsuits, by Mr. Skelton.
Mr. Harris is a native of SC, a lifelong Republican, and a decorated combat veteran of the Vietnam War.  He and his wife of forty-seven years, Ann, are residents of Clemson, since 1971.  Over the years, Mr. Harris founded and ran a number of successful businesses in Oconee and Pickens County. He is a member of the Disabled Americans Association, Veterans of Foreign Wars, National Rifle Association, Clemson Rotary, and Clemson Presbyterian Church.

 

The primary is June 10th.  The winner will advance to face Libertarian Travis McCurry, in November.

 

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About the RLC
The Republican Liberty Caucus is a nationwide grassroots organization founded in 1991 that promotes individual liberty, limited government, and free market economics within the Republican Party. You can find more information about the Republican Liberty Caucus of South Carolina atwww.rlcsc.org

 

To find out more about Ed Harris, please visit his website at www.renewsc.org/.

 

Contact:

Joshua Cook

Acting Chairman, RLC of SC
Tel.: (864) 551-5205
Email: josh@rlcgreenville.org

 

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