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Two of Washington, D.C.’s staunchest pro-free market advocates have weighed in on South Carolina’s crowded first congressional district race – choosing to endorse the candidacy of fiscally conservative State Senator Larry Grooms.

U.S. Reps. Mick Mulvaney and Jeff Duncan – both of whom have consistently ranked among the most aggressive taxpayer advocates in the nation – say Grooms is the candidate most likely to preserve the solid limited government reputation of the Palmetto State’s congressional delegation.

“South Carolina’s congressional delegation is known across the country and in Washington for being a united voice for conservatism,” Duncan said. “In fact, we’ve earned a reputation of working together, standing on principle and protecting South Carolina values. It’s important to ensure that the person who replaces Tim Scott be a reliable conservative, a proven fighter and a leader who will join our mission to cut wasteful Washington spending.”

“I’m convinced the best person for the job is Larry Grooms,” Duncan added.

“Conservatives like Jeff and I need Larry to stand with us on the most important issues facing our country,” Mulvaney said. “When it comes to reducing taxes, cutting wasteful Washington spending and protecting our liberties, I believe Larry Grooms is the right man for the job. Larry has been in the trenches, and he has proven his conservative credentials in the State Senate. We want Larry on our team.”

Mulvaney served with Grooms in the State Senate from 2009-2011, where both consistently received high marks from taxpayer advocacy groups for their voting records.

Grooms is one of sixteen candidates seeking the House seat vacated earlier this year by newly appointed U.S. Sen. Tim Scott.

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