Republican State Senator Larry Grooms says he’s dropping out of the race for Governor and considering a run for Congress. On his Twitter account, he was asking for the public’s feedback as to whether he should seek the District 1 seat.
Grooms plans to make a formal annoucement Tuesday, according to conservative Republican website www.Conservative.SC.
Grooms could not be reached for comment Monday night.
If he does run for Congress, it would be for the seat which House member Henry Brown announced recently that he is vacating. The First District includes parts of the Lowcountry and Grand Strand.
Grooms has been known for his participation in local and national “Tea Party” political events.
First elected in 1997, Grooms represents District 37, which includes parts of Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton and Dorchester counties. He serves as Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee and also serves on the Finance; Agriculture and Natural Resources; Fish, Game and Forestry; and Education committees.
He was a recipient of the Palmetto Leadership Award South Carolina Policy Council; he was named a Legislative Champion by the Palmetto Family Council in 2008; and received the Taxpayer Champion Award from the Club For Growth in 2008.
Read the Conservative.SC article here.