Mark McBride to Run for US Senate as Independent

March 29, 2008 by  
Filed under SC Politics

Phone: 803-269-4621 Friday, March 28, 2008
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Mark McBride Kicks Off Five Day Announcement Tour
Former Two-Term Myrtle Beach Mayor To Run As Independent Petition Candidate

Conway- Former two-term Myrtle Beach Mayor Mark McBride formally announced his candidacy for the United States Senate today. He started his campaign as an independent petition candidate with a noon news conference from the steps of the original Horry County Courthouse built in 1824. This was the first in a series of announcement events to be held around South Carolina today, Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of next week.

Mayor McBride said, “I am humbled by the encouragement of the last couple of months. Voters from Pendleton, Spartanburg, Beaufort, Greenville, Hanahan, Summerville, Lexington, Rock Hill, Horry County and other areas of this great state are asking for a senator who can bring real world experience to solving our problems that are all too real. I am tossing my hat into the ring to do just that.”

Mayor McBride, with 14 years of public service, said, “I will conduct this grassroots campaign on a town-to-town and county-to-county basis. I look forward to offering voters the option of having a real, conservative choice in November. I look forward to having a thorough discussion of the issues that are vital for our stat e and nation.”

“17 years ago, I started my political career and in the successive years, many residents in the City of Myrtle Beach who have supported me and even those with whom I’ve disagreed can attest to my dedication, determination and unwavering commitment to stand for what is right. To those in Myrtle Beach who have voted for me 8 times before, I ask for your support one more time. To those who have never supported me, I look forward to earning your support. I am honored to be a resident and representative of Horry County. I am honored to be a South Carolinian and an American.”

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Mark McBride is married, has three children, and lives in Myrtle Beach, SC.

If you would like more information on this topic, or to schedule an interview with Mayor Mark McBride please call 843-333-2006 or e-mail Mayor McBride was the Myrtle Beach Mayor (1998-2006) and a US Senate candidate in 2004.

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  • Earl

    In other words, he couldn’t afford the filing fee.

    Not like I’d give a red cent to someone whose first try for the Senate only got two percent of the GOP primary vote.

  • Sabot

    Let me see if I understand your logic. Because his first attempt at national office failed to get a large percentage of the primary vote, you won’t donate money nor support a conservative candidate.

    That has to rank in my top 5 stupidest things anyone has ever said in reference to politics. Just behind “John McCain is a conservative.”

    I should think everyone would recognize that you would never donate money nor support a conservative because of your liberal leanings.

    You just keep doing what your told….shut up, get in line and vote for McCain and Grahamnesty.