NETWORK OF FISCAL CONSERVATIVES ENDORSES DEMOCRAT FOR STATEWIDE OFFICE
Columbia, SC – The South Carolina Club for Growth, a network of fiscal conservatives, made history today by endorsing its first statewide Democratic candidate – Ginny Deerin – who is running for Secretary of State.
“We are endorsing Ginny Deerin for three reasons,” said SC Club for Growth Chairman Dave Ellison. “First, her plan to cut the budget, cut the fees and cut regulations in the Secretary of State’s office compellingly aligns with our commitment to fiscal conservatism.”
“Second, her opponent – the 12-year incumbent – has allowed the Secretary of State’s office to become a bloated bureaucracy that wastes taxpayers’ money and makes doing business in our state more cumbersome for South Carolina companies and charities.”
“Third, Ginny Deerin wants to make our state government more efficient, not only by cutting the budget, fees and regulations in the Secretary of State’s office but also by making the Secretary of State an appointed office, rather than an elected one.”
Since its formation a decade ago, this is the very first time that the Club for Growth has endorsed a Democratic candidate for state-wide office. “Our mission is to support viable, pro-growth, fiscally conservative candidates,” Ellison said. “In the race for Secretary of State, Ginny Deerin is clearly the candidate who meets our criteria. The current Secretary of State’s office is inefficient and out of step with the times. For example, of the 139 forms and fees managed by that office, only four can presently be completed online. In today’s digital world, that is unacceptable. It represents a waste of time and money for South Carolina companies, charities and taxpayers. And it slows down the economic growth our state needs and deserves. Ginny Deerin has a plan to change that. And that is why we are going to do everything we can in support of her candidacy.”
Ginny Deerin has a 40-year career of success in marketing and communications, consulting in the areas of non-profit management, fundraising and marketing, and founding WINGS for Kids, an education program that has been recognized as one of the best-managed non-profits in South Carolina.
In recognition of lifetime achievement and community service, she is the recipient of the Order of the Palmetto, the state’s highest civilian honor.
“I am very grateful for the endorsement of South Carolina’s Club for Growth,” Deerin said. “This is a widely respected organization that rigorously identifies and supports fiscally conservative candidates. I am proud that they find my plan to cut the budget, cut fees and cut regulations in the Secretary of State’s office merits their support. And I am honored that they are making history by endorsing my candidacy.”
South Carolina Club for Growth PAC is a network of fiscal conservatives dedicated to expanding the prosperity of working families through the Reagan doctrine of lower taxes, smaller government and free enterprise. The mission of SC Club for Growth PAC is to support viable pro-growth, fiscally conservative candidates. In the past, our efforts have included mail pieces, television ads, and candidate endorsements in critical races.
(Editor’s Note: The above communication is a news release from a politically active organization and does not necessarily reflect the editorial position of FITSNews.com. To submit your letter, news release, email blast, media advisory or issues statement for publication, click here).
Endorsing a Democrat or god forbid voting for one is an endorsement of Barack ‘isil’ Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.
Shame on this group.
Go home, guest. You’re drunk.
Deerin is very liberal–just ask her when she speaks at the Gay Pride Festival in Columbia this weekend.
Do gay people scare you or something? You seem really obsessed about them.
Yes, he does not like to be around them. There is this funny feeling whenever he is. Can’t quite put his finger on it, but he does have to take a cold shower afterwards.
Is Tom Ervin going to speak?
… So by your perverted reasoning, “endorsing a Republican or God forbid voting for one” would be an endorsement of Mark Sanford, Thomas Ravenel, or Bobby Harrell.
Don’t forget Larry (Footsie) Craig and Mark (Handsy) Foley.
Does anyone do any fact checking anymore? The Secretary of State’s office offers numerous filings online–over 40 corporate filings, uniform commercial code filings, and charitable fundraising filings. Either Deerin does not know the office she is running for or she is a liar.
That is counting the forms available through SC Business One Stop – which is not the Secretary of State’s office.
It’s 2014, Hammond has been in office for 12 years. He has had time to put all forms online if he really thought it was important. Instead, he shows up for work two days a week for part of the day and leaves. Doesn’t sound like he takes the job too seriously.
Hi Ginny. SCBOS is a collaboration of numerous agencies and SOS staff supports it. There are 9 charities forms alone available for online filing through the Secretary of State’s website. As a nonprofit insider, you think you would know that. But then again, there’s that liar side of you that keeps showing up. Having your grandkids lie about how often Secretary Hammond comes to work was a real low, even for you.
9 whole forms, Mark! Gee golly, you would think it is 2004 or maybe even 2005 with those numbers!
Go check you calendar, Mark. Two days a week is being generous.
Check yours Ginny–you’ve already proven that you can count.
So, she is either an idiot or a liar, then? My vote is for both.
Any chance Mark could be scared and trying to cover his ass? 12 years is a long time to be in office and he does’t have much to show for it.
Start making cash right now… Get more time with your family by doing jobs that only require for you to have a computer and an internet access and you can have that at your home. Start bringing up to $8012 a month. I’ve started this job and I’ve never been happier and now I am sharing it with you, so you can try it too. You can check it out here…………..
Is this the job monitoring the Mark Sanford pecker-cam everyone has been talking about? Why pay $8012 per month when all the FITS people would do it for free?
A lot of these auxiliary, so-called Conservative nepotism job-nests are getting friendly w/ leftists. The National Chamber wants amnesty and too many Tea Partiers hate job-providers more than they attack wasteful liberal programs and Obama…
Just look at FITS…he worked for Sanford, but never met a Democrat he didn’t “like” especially if it’s an African-American. And he’s never met a TRUE Republican, that he “liked.”
It’s more important than EVER to stand for your core beliefs, when so many are so easily led, and off course because they can get a quick buck, or a pat on the back.
Hammond working two days a week and taking a fat check says “Republican” to you?
Another lie from Ginny Deerin. She had her grandkids say it on tape so she could score cheap political points and not get sued for slander. What a role model!
His calendar and staffers say he only shows up twice a week and he is cashing those checks as quick as he gets them.
He was elected by the people. And the people – if they don’t thiink like you – are who you hate.
Yep! SC is full of stupid Republican idiots.
You likely did not like NAZI Germany being full of the Jewish people, either, did you?
It does to me. Look at Sanford for example. Over the past 20 years he has cashed millions of dollars in taxpayer checks, and what to do we have to show for it. A state the nation treats a a laughing stock.
Work two days a week? Why when one can work 4 hours a week visiting welfare, unemployment and food stamp vendors offices and get more?
In too many other states Club For Growth is really just a Club For Rinos. Republicrats use this PAC to herd unsuspecting bidness donors into the business as usual fold. These fools, the Club and their members are simply pimps for the two party is one party, get along, go along, establishment g’ment fat cow milkers.
“For example, of the 139 forms and fees managed by that office, only four can presently be completed online.” I realize this article is in fact only a press release. But anyone can go to the Secretary of State’s web site and see that all UCC forms (UCC-1, UCC-3, UCC-5, UCC-11) can be filed online. All charities forms can be filed online – the registration statement, exemption form, annual financial report form, joint financial report form, and a notice of solicitation. Citizens can also search boards and commissions and notaries online. These are some of the improvements which Mark Hammond has brought to the office.