The Palmetto Freedom Forum will be held on September 5th, 2011 at 3pm in Columbia, SC. Details from the announcement are below.
In 2010, Americans sent a new crop of conservatives to Washington to shake up the status quo and demand a smaller government that pays its bills, instead of passing debt to our children and grandchildren. We must continue this progress in 2012 by sending a true conservative to the White House.
One way to help identify the best Republican candidate for president is by participating in the Palmetto Freedom Forum, sponsored by the American Principles Project. The Palmetto Freedom Forum is a one-of-a-kind event that will take place in Columbia, South Carolina at 3 p.m. on September 5, 2011.
U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), Congressman Steve King (R-IA), and constitutional expert Dr. Robert George will interview each of the candidates individually and ask them questions that are on the minds of conservatives around the country. Several of the top candidates, including Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, and Rick Perry have already confirmed their participation.
Here’s how you can participate:
- Attend in person by signing up to win tickets. Winners will be selected at 9 a.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2011, so sign up today.
- Submit a question for the candidates by emailing it firstname.lastname@example.org
- Follow the event on Facebook so you get the latest forum news and know where to watch it live.
This won’t be a mainstream media debate filled with “gotcha” questions and 5-second sound bites. Instead, it’s an opportunity for the candidates to outline their positions on the key issues and to respond to real questions.
This forum is part of the process of determing which candidate has what it takes to be a courageous, competent, and conservative president. We hope you will participate in this important pre-primary election event.
Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum will make a campaign stop at the World Famous Beacon Drive In on Friday, August 26th. The event starts at 3:00 pm.
Event Flyer: Santorum 2011-08-26 Beacon Drive In
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This is the second hearing in Greenville, the first by the House. Here’s the information from the Greenville County GOP.
EVENT ALERT – Redistricting Public Hearing for Congressional and State House Districts
WEDNESDAY April 13th 2011 @ 5:30pm
The SC State House 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 House Districts. The one public hearing scheduled for the Upstate will be held Wednesday April 13th @ 5:30pm 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 House representation could possibly change as well.
For more information about these hearings, go to this link: http://redistricting.schouse.gov/
State Executive Commiteeman
Greenville County Republican Party
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:
Article Text Courtesy: of Greenville County Republican Party
WEST COLUMBIA, SC – As his campaign momentum continues through to the runoff, Bill Connor announced that multiple former candidates around South Carolina had endorsed his campaign.
First District Congressional candidate Larry Kebrovsky
“I’m honored to support Bill Connor for Lt. Governor, who I personally know to be the Tea Party candidate that represents the values that I believe in.”
First District Congressional candidate and Persian Gulf War veteran Katherine Jenerette:
“Bill Connor represents the best traditions of the military, a veteran who has proven his leadership on the battlefield,” Jenerette said on Election Night. “I’m proud to support a fellow conservative veteran for Lt. Governor.”
Fourth District Congressional candidate and Air Force veteran Jim Lee:
“Last February, on the banks of the Reedy River in Greenville, I met Bill Connor at the first Tea Party in South Carolina. Since then, I’ve seen his consistent commitment to the cause of limited government, true conservative values, and honor and integrity as the campaign played out over these past fifteen months. I see in Bill the same deep, burning passion that I have to see different representation serving us not only in Washington but also in Columbia. I am proud to support my fellow veteran and citizen-statesman Bill Connor in his runoff for Lt. Governor.”
Superintendent of Education candidate Kelly Payne:
“As hard as I worked these past ten months in my campaign for Superintendent of Education, there was a candidate running for Lieutenant Governor who always started earlier, worked harder, and kept at it longer. That candidate was Bill Connor. Bill’s military service and commitment to conservative ideals impressed me from the first time I met him. He has my unwavering support in his race for Lieutenant Governor.”
Superintendent of Education candidate Dr. Gary L. Burgess:
“Over the course of my campaign, I was able to meet a number of committed conservatives looking to move our state forward with fresh ideas. One of those who stands out because of his proven leadership is running for Lt. Governor. I support Lt. Colonel Bill Connor’s campaign to make our state a ‘shining city on a hill’ as an example of freedom to the rest of our nation, and I look forward to working with him.”
The Connor campaign Also announced that former Congressman Tommy Hartnett, State House candidate Tony Lamm and current Oconee County GOP Chair Eddie Adams were endorsing Connor.
Connor was pleased at the response to his campaign.
“I have spent the past fifteen months working to get our state back on track from the damage the politicians have done over the past ten years,” Connor said. “I am pleased that these candidates who are my fellow outsiders (and in some cases also my fellow veterans) have seen my commitment on the campaign trail day in and day out.
“I am very grateful for their support and look forward to working with them to bring conservative-minded reforms that will begin to clean up the mess in Columbia.”
About Bill Connor: Bill Connor is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserve who received the Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman’s Badge for his service in combat as the senior American advisor in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Bill is the first post-9/11 combat veteran to announce and file for South Carolina statewide office, and the only combat veteran running for Lt. Governor. His opponent in the Republican runoff is Ken Ard. In addition to his Reserve duties, Bill serves as the Chairman of the Board of Orangeburg Christian Academy. Bill is a graduate of the Citadel and USC Law School.
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