Bauer announces endorsement of Gresham Barrett(headline with statement)
Lt. Governor Andre Bauer has announced his endorsement of Gresham Barrett, who faces an uphill climb against tea party darling Nikki Haley in the June 22nd GOP gubernatorial runoff.
“I ran for Governor because I wanted to chart a new way forward for South Carolina. For too long, Columbia has been all talk and no action. The house blames the senate, the senate blames the governor and the governor blames the media. Well, its time to stop the finger pointing and start acting on real conservative reform. Though my election is over, my goals remain the same and there is only one candidate I can trust who has the character and judgment to accomplish these goals: Gresham Barrett.”
“I hope the media and the voters take these next two weeks to really look at the candidates: their real records – not just their rhetoric. When they do they will find Gresham Barrett has been a committed conservative soldier in the movement against big government long before it was politically advantageous. And that Representative Haley has been misrepresenting her conservative credentials. Specifically, publicly leading the fight for state government transparency while refusing to disclose campaign and personal finance information. Representative Haley’s record fails to match her campaign rhetoric. I urge my supporters to unite behind the honest conservative in this race: Gresham Barrett.”