Today, the South Carolina advocacy group Conservatives for Truth In Politics announced a statewide television buy exposing Governor Nikki Haley’s backroom deal with officials from the Savannah Port.
Last month, Haley’s appointees on the DHEC board suddenly reversed their longtime position against allowing dredging in waters around the South Carolina/Georgia border which would allow large container ships access to the Savannah port. As reported by newspapers around the state, this decision is a serious blow to the Port of Charleston and the 280,000 jobs it produces in every corner of South Carolina.
The ads will begin Saturday during and around the South Carolina-Clemson football game and will continue into the next week. The ads will air on both cable and network television.
“Governor Haley’s actions are both bizarre and unexplainable. It’s an attack on South Carolina’s economy and our workers. Haley needs to come clean about her dealings with Savannah Port officials as well as other Georgia elected officials. South Carolinians expect their Governor to fight to protect jobs in South Carolina, not send them to Georgia,” said Conservatives for Truth In Politics Executive Director Liana Orr.
Orr said that the group plans to run additional advertising throughout the state in the near future on this subject.
The ad can be seen at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr6lbIobQwE&feature=youtu.be
Donations to keep this ad on the air can be made here: http://www.sctruth.com/Donate.aspx
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