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Columbia, SC — South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian offered the following reflection on the South Carolina unemployment rate falling to 9.9%:

All ships rise on a high tide. The unemployment is down throughout the country because of President Obama’s tough approach in dealing with the Republicans on budget deficit and spending.

If we had any real leadership in South Carolina we would not still be in the bottom 20% of employment in the country. Republicans have been in control of this state for almost 10 years and we’ve teetered in the bottom percentile for the entire decade.

Nikki, stop flying around the country raising money for your next political campaign and get South Carolina back to work.


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