By FITSNews || Myrtle Beach (S.C.) military mom and GOP Congressional candidate Katherine Jenerette says she invented the tea party movement.
Well, that’s not exactly what she said, but she’s doing everything she can to let voters know that her brand of Republican activism pre-dates the amorphous conservative movement.
According to an email from her campaign, Jenerette says that she “was essentially a Tea Party activist before there were Tea Parties,” and notes that “she’s already a crowd favorite with that group.”
Jenerette – who received 19 percent of the vote against incumbent RINO Henry Brown two years ago – is clearly seeking to brand herself as the most conservative candidate in a crowded GOP field that includes conservative Club for Growth favorite Tim Scott and two candidates from legendary S.C. political families, Paul Thurmond and Carroll A. “Tumpy” Campbell.
Brown announced in January that he would not seek reelection in 2010, and nine Republicans, three democrats and one independent are currently seeking to replace him.
Brown’s seat was previously held by S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford.
Jenerette endorsed Brown in the November 2008 general election, which he won over Democrat Linda Ketner by a 52-48 percent margin.