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SC-1: Larry Grooms Goes Live



S.C. Sen. Larry Grooms (R-Berkely) is the latest Republican to join the (television) fray in the crowded race for the Palmetto State’s first congressional district. The fiscal conservative favorite in the race launched his first ad – entitled “Different” – via what his campaign referred to as “a saturation buy on cable and broadcast” in the district.

“Sure all the candidates for Congress are talking conservative, but only one has the record to back it up,” Grooms’ ad states. “Our senator, Larry Grooms – business man and proven taxpayer hero – a champion for jobs, defender of our values.”

Here’s the spot …

Grooms’ ad also references his strong support for the Second Amendment – a hot topic in the wake of U.S. President Barack Obama’s “War on Guns.”

The point of Grooms’ ad is unmistakable: In a race full of talkers, he’s a doer. And his reference to being a “defender of our values” is a clear shot at former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford, who launched his own television ad earlier this week.

Grooms is one of sixteen Republicans seeking the GOP nomination for the first congressional district seat vacated earlier this year by newly appointed U.S. Sen. Tim Scott.