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Grooms Launches Second Ad

Fresh off of last week’s big endorsements from U.S. Reps. Mick Mulvaney and Jeff Duncan, the congressional campaign of S.C. Sen. Larry Grooms is on the air with its second ad of the Lowcountry special election. Grooms’ second spot – first reported by The Politico – is entitled “Proven,” and…

Fresh off of last week’s big endorsements from U.S. Reps. Mick Mulvaney and Jeff Duncan, the congressional campaign of S.C. Sen. Larry Grooms is on the air with its second ad of the Lowcountry special election.

Grooms’ second spot – first reported by The Politico – is entitled “Proven,” and features the candidate speaking directly to the camera about his social and fiscal conservatism.

“Yes, I’m a pro-life Christian conservative who knows D.C. spends too much,” Grooms says, adding “I’ll be a strong fiscal conservative in Congress fighting for our values. Our freedoms. Every policy. Every piece of legislation. Every. Single. Vote.”

Take a look …

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Grooms’ ad is much heavier on social conservative themes than we expected – sort of like former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford’s first ad was heavier on similar themes (albeit wrapped around his personal drama). Also Teddy Turner – one of the other front-running candidates in the race – has an ad up touting his support for “traditional marriage.”

Hmmmm …

Are GOP primary voters in the first congressional district more socially conservative than we thought? Because we now have multiple candidates making increasingly overt appeals to evangelical voters in their television advertisements. We’ve long recommended politicians discuss “fiscal values” over family ones (especially given the paucity of actual “family values” in South Carolina politics), but it looks as though the script in the crowded first district race is veering increasingly toward the Christian conservative end of the GOP spectrum.

Grooms is one of sixteen candidates seeking the Republican nomination for this seat, which was vacated earlier this year by newly appointed U.S. Sen. Tim Scott.

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12 comments

Philip Branton February 26, 2013 at 10:53 am

LARRY GROOMS……….you idiot…!!

(As a man who tries to be brotherly and reverent at times)……do you really want to WIN an election…!?!?!

Larry…would you have your wife and kids watch this video and judge which one is better..!?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU7fhIO7DG0

We highly wager….that the Alabama Agriculture Commissioner would get more votes than YOU in this field of 16…!?!

Larry….stop trying to be like Curtis Bostic…!!

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Philip Branton February 26, 2013 at 10:53 am

LARRY GROOMS……….you idiot…!!

(As a man who tries to be brotherly and reverent at times)……do you really want to WIN an election…!?!?!

Larry…would you have your wife and kids watch this video and judge which one is better..!?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jU7fhIO7DG0

We highly wager….that the Alabama Agriculture Commissioner would get more votes than YOU in this field of 16…!?!

Larry….stop trying to be like Curtis Bostic…!!

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south mauldin February 26, 2013 at 11:45 am

The good news in this race is that 15 of these people will lose.

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south mauldin February 26, 2013 at 11:45 am

The good news in this race is that 15 of these people will lose.

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Moonpie February 26, 2013 at 1:32 pm

No wonder South Carolina is dead last where ever it should be first.

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Moonpie February 26, 2013 at 1:32 pm

No wonder South Carolina is dead last where ever it should be first.

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snooze February 26, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Boring. Same old shots of a guy at a desk, guy with a family, guy in shirt talking to camera. This is what SC consultants come up with. Lame. Limp. Nothing new. No creativity. Boring. This will do nothing for Groooms to make him stand out from the pack. Boring.

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snooze February 26, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Boring. Same old shots of a guy at a desk, guy with a family, guy in shirt talking to camera. This is what SC consultants come up with. Lame. Limp. Nothing new. No creativity. Boring. This will do nothing for Groooms to make him stand out from the pack. Boring.

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Moman50 February 26, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Grooms has a shot.Right now,I would rate him,along with Sanford ,Turner, and Limehouse in the first tier.The next Congressman will be one of those four.

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Moman50 February 26, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Grooms has a shot.Right now,I would rate him,along with Sanford ,Turner, and Limehouse in the first tier.The next Congressman will be one of those four.

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Jennifer Levine February 26, 2013 at 10:17 pm

FITS, why are you pushing Grooms so hard? Because his wife is “hot?” He just doesn’t stand out from the rest. Very cliche. No real presence.

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Jennifer Levine February 26, 2013 at 10:17 pm

FITS, why are you pushing Grooms so hard? Because his wife is “hot?” He just doesn’t stand out from the rest. Very cliche. No real presence.

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