Ken Ard: Meet and Greet at The Beacon

February 5, 2010 by  
Filed under Events

Ken Ard will be hosting a meet and greet at the World Famous Beacon Drive-in on Saturday, February 13th starting at 12pm.

Lunch is dutch treat.

For Information:
Call:  843.601.1107

Spartanburg YR to co-host Lt. Governor’s Debate

January 12, 2010 by  
Filed under Events, Press Release

(Spartanburg, SC – January 11, 2010) The College Republicans from Wofford College and the Young Republicans from Spartanburg County are teaming up to host a debate between the three republican candidates for Lieutenant Governor, Ken Ard, Bill Connor and Tim Scott.

The event will be held at 7:30pm on January 21, 2010. WORD’s Bobby McLain will moderate the event which will be held in Leonard Auditorium which is inside the Main Building on the Wofford College Campus. Entrance to the event is free and a limited number of sponsorships are available. Sponsors will be recognized in the program and have priority seating at the event.

The newly elected Chairs of both organizations, Ron Jolly for Spartanburg YR’s and Ellen Shrader for the Wofford CR’s are hoping to educate the public about the campaigns of each of the candidates as we lead into the 2010 primary season. “Each candidate has something different to offer and this will be a great opportunity for the local residents to make their choice before they head to the ballot box,” said SYR Chairman Ron Jolly.

For directions to the Wofford College and the Leonard Auditorium, please visit

Upstate Republican Women Luncheon

October 8, 2009 by  
Filed under Events

On Tuesday October 20th 2009, the Upstate Republican Women will hold their monthly luncheon at The Poinsett Club, 807 E. Washington St., Greenville, 12pm-1pm.

Guest Speakers: Candidate for Governor, Sen. Larry Grooms and Candidate for Lt.Gov. Ken Ard Luncheon is $15.

Reservations are requested.

For more info:

Gaffney Peach Festival Parade 2009

July 21, 2009 by  
Filed under SC Politics

I had the opportunity this past weekend to attend the Gaffney Peach Festival Parade in Gaffney, South Carolina. People began to line the streets at 8:00am when the parade didn’t begin until 9:30am and when it did begin there were a lot of people. If I had to estimate, I would guess that there were around 1,000 plus people there lined up all along the streets.

There were three political figures that were in the parade and this really surprised me, Senator Lindsey Graham, Councilman Ken Ard running for Lt. Governor and Alan Wilson for Attorney General. Graham was riding in a yellow convertible BMW, while Ken Ard and Alan Wilson rode in the back of their trucks with their guests. The Ken Ard campaign had balloons and t-shirts that were handed out throughout the parade; by the time they left every child had a blue or green balloon.

The amount of candidates running for office in 2010 in the parade really shocked me; where were the gubernatorial candidates and the rest of the lieutenant governor candidates. With the recent events that have occurred in Gaffney I was sure that these candidates would have made a showing to show that they support Gaffney and are that they are there for the people. Henry McMaster was at the Water Festival in Beaufort, SC, but everyone else no one is sure where they were.

Fifth Candidate in the Lt. Governor’s Race

July 17, 2009 by  
Filed under News, SC Politics

News flash: SC Rep Tim Scott, 1st African American Republican member of SC General Assembly is running for SC Lt. Governor.

State Rep Tim Scott of North Charleston, is the most recent candidate to enter the very crowded Lt. Governor’s race in South Carolina which includes Ralph Norman, Rep. Ted Pitts, Bill Connor and Councilman Ken Ard.

Rep Tim Scott is an ally of Governor Sanfords and is the first African American to be elected since reconstruction.

Also rumored to be contemplating a bid in the Lt. Governors race is Mike Campbell.

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