South Carolina – Not in Ron Paul’s Plans?

March 30, 2011 by  
Filed under US Politics

Congressman Ron Paul speaks to members of the Spartanburg Executive Committee

It is well believed that Ron Paul is prepping up for another run for President. News flash right?

But according to recent fundraising emails from the campaign, it does not appear that South Carolina plays into his plans very much. He has stated plans in Iowa, New Hampshire, Mississippi, Florida, New York (TV appearances) and Nevada.

I mean, why would he waste his resources on South Carolina republicans. Generally speaking, most republicans (not all) elected in this state are more concerned with social conservative issues and have no issues with government power grabs. Although many claim to be fiscal conservatives and less government, actions by the state legislature trend other wise.

Not only that, you can see how well he was received during the last election cycle. They were more amused by Giuliani questioning Paul for his non-interventionist policies than rational reasoning, a GOP leader attempted to ban him from attending local events and he garnered only 5% of the vote in the primary.

South Carolina has chosen the eventual republican nominee for president since 1980, so it seems foolish to bypass it. Either way, this strategy move is interesting.

What do you think about Paul’s potential campaign strategy?

SC Congressional Redistricting Hearing

March 30, 2011 by  
Filed under Events, Press Release

THURSDAY March 31st 2011 @ 6:30pm

The SC State Senate Judiciary Redistricting Subcommittee is holding a series of public hearings around the state to receive public comment and answer questions regarding the re-drawing of SC’s Congressional Districts and State Senate Districts.  The one public hearing scheduled for the Upstate will be held Thursday March 31st @ 6:30pm at Greenville County Square in the Council Chambers located at 301 University Ridge, Greenville, SC.

This meeting is of great importance because there are several scenarios being considered.  One scenario could result in Greenville & Spartanburg counties being split into different Congressional Districts.  Another scenario would result in dividing Greenville County in half putting each half of the county into different Congressional Districts! Your State Senate representation could possibly change as well.

If you would like to be recognized to speak at this hearing, you must complete a form in advance.  Here is the link for the forms to sign up to speak:http://redistricting.scsenate.gov/SignInDocs.html

For more information about these hearings, go to this link:
http://redistricting.scsenate.gov/index.html

Article Text Courtesy: of Greenville County Republican Party