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Charleston, SC – April 9, 2013 – The Sanford for Congress campaign is calling on the South Carolina Democratic Party to retract and apologize for the wrong and reckless news release from just a short while ago, accusing Governor Mark Sanford of having taken labor union contributions in 1998 and 2000.

The accusations are categorically false, as can be shown on the Federal Election Commission’s Web site,, which contains records of all contributions Mark Sanford has received over the years.

The contributions cited by the South Carolina Democratic Party were actually made to a “Sanford Bishop for Congress,” a Democratic candidate living hundreds of miles to the west.

“This is yet another example of Democrats playing fast and loose with the facts in an effort to distract from their candidate being beholden to the union that tried to shutter Boeing, and ship 1,000 jobs from Charleston off to Washington state,” Sanford campaign spokesman Joel Sawyer said. “Mr. Harpootlian owes voters, and for that matter Governor Sanford, an apology for disseminating this false and misleading information. And while he’s at it, maybe he can explain to voters why they are fielding a candidate for the First District who is so cozy with the very people who want to take jobs from South Carolinians. This disagreement is about one thing – how can you be for jobs in the first district of South Carolina, and at the same be aligned with the very union that brought the case against Boeing before the National Labor Relations Board.”


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