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Columbia, SC — This morning, the South Carolina Democratic Party announced that State Representative Boyd Brown of Winnsboro will deliver the Democratic response to Nikki Haley’s 2012 State of the State address.

Brown, 25, is in his second term in the state legislature, and has become known as a truth-telling, vocal critic of the governor. South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian released the following statement in response to this announcement:

Boyd Brown is becoming the voice of his generation while he brings a voice of honesty and accountability to Columbia.

Boyd has displayed the courage to hold Columbia politicians responsible, and has made it known that he wants to move our party and state in a better direction. Whatever he says in his response, I’m certain it will be straightforward and hard-hitting.

Representative Brown added to what Chairman Harpootlian said by saying:

For years, South Carolina Democrats have taken a passive role in holding the Republican leadership in South Carolina responsible, those days are over. I will not rest until the Nikki Haley-culture of corruption, lies and scandal have been swept out of the corridors of the Statehouse. South Carolina families deserve better than what they have been given, and that truth-telling starts now. I hope you’ll tune in to our Party’s response.


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