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.

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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.