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SC4: William Timmons Touts Donald Trump’s Endorsement

Former president hails incumbent as an “America-first patriot.”

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Embattled U.S. congressman William Timmons is touting his endorsement from former president Donald Trump in a campaign commercial set to drop on Memorial Day in the South Carolina Upstate.

The fifteen-second spot – narrated by Trump – urges Palmetto State primary voters to support Timmons in his upcoming primary election against conservative state representative Adam Morgan.

“Get out and vote for William Timmons on June 11th in South Carolina’s Republican primary,” Trump said in the ad. “William Timmons is an America-first patriot who fights hard to secure our borders.”

According to Trump, Timmons “has my complete and total endorsement.”

Here is the spot …

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Sources familiar with the advertising buy say it will add another $100,000 to Timmons ongoing aerial blitzkrieg – which includes a bruising spot bashing Morgan on the issue of abortion. Timmons’ ads will run predominantly on Fox News, the source said.

In addition to the fifteen-second spot, Timmons’ campaign also launched a 45-second web video starring Trump. In that clip, the former president praised the incumbent’s military background and referred to him as “a good man.”

Neither the fifteen-second ad nor the longer video starring Trump featured any criticism of Morgan, it’s worth noting.

Timmons, 40, is a former assistant solicitor and state senator. He hails from a fifth-generation, über-wealthy, über-influential family in Greenville, S.C. Timmons’ great-grandfather – William R. Timmons Sr. – built an empire in the Upstate beginning in the mid-1920s, focusing on the real estate, trucking and insurance industries. The family – which helped establish the city’s civic and philanthropic communities – is reportedly worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Timmons is seeking his fourth term in the U.S. Congress against Morgan – the chairman of the S.C. Freedom Caucus and a Christian music producer from Taylors, S.C.

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Morgan – who is backed by a host of local conservatives – is running on his record at the S.C. State House.

“We’ve organized the most aggressive and successful conservative effort in South Carolina history,” he said in announcing his candidacy last fall. “Most of the major conservative legislation passed over the last six years has been by members of the Freedom Caucus.”

Morgan has also accused Timmons of being insufficiently conservative, citing his controversial endorsement of federal “diversity, equity and inclusion” (DEI) mandates.

Timmons remains vulnerable this spring given the fallout from his ‘Days of our Congressman’ saga – a self-induced implosion in his personal life that spit out damaging headlines for months on end during his last reelection bid. Things have gotten so bad for him he’s been forced to use tax money in an effort to boost his tattered image.

Given how staunchly Republican this district is, the winner of the GOP primary election is expected to cruise to victory in November. In fact, the GOP has held this seat (in name, anyway) for the past 31 years – and no Republican presidential candidate in the last quarter century has failed to draw less than 60 percent of the popular vote in the district.

That is definitional “Republican” domination … for whatever it’s been worth.

As noted, Timmons and Morgan face off against each other on June 11, 2024 – with early voting set to start later this month. Keep it tuned to this media outlet as their battle escalates.

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Will Folks is the founding editor of the news outlet you are currently reading. Prior to founding FITSNews, he served as press secretary to the governor of South Carolina and before that he was a bass guitarist and dive bar bouncer. He lives in the Midlands region of the state with his wife and eight children.

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5 comments

Jeff Mattox Top fan May 24, 2024 at 1:41 pm

Timmons and his campaign understand how ignorant the masses are. Trump is ignorant as they when it comes to knowing Timmons. Put the two together and you have a collaboration of ignoramuses that is hard to overcome. Pray for rain on election day. Most MSM voters won’t leave the assisted living homes when it rains.

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What's That Smell? May 24, 2024 at 1:50 pm

Most people don’t show off when they’re sprayed by a skunk, but hey, different strokes for different folks I guess.

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Beware Trump's Endorsements May 24, 2024 at 2:15 pm

Trump’s endorsement is enough to make me suspicious of anyone. For four years, he appointed, hired, nominated, and selected, mostly Swamp creatures for key positions. He gifted the US with Nikki Haley as UN Ambassador, and Henry McMaster as Governor. Not only did Trump repay his “debt” to McMaster by appointing Haley as UN Ambassador, giving Henry a residency in the Governor’s Mansion he otherwise would never have had, he stuck his nose in the Primary process in 2018, sticking us with Shutdown Henry for another eight years.

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AC Top fan May 24, 2024 at 7:32 pm

Timmons is a classless little Lord Fauntleroy. He’s never done an honest thing in his life and he can’t tout one thing he’s done just that Trump supports him. Maybe he can ride off into the sunset with his boyfriend or is it his girlfriend or both! Money can’t buy class, too bad Biden’s justice department didn’t target him because they might be able to actually make a case

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Tom May 28, 2024 at 10:56 am

I guess it does not surprise me that a MAGA congressman would choose Memorial Day to tout the support of a man who called our war dead, losers and suckers, and who while at Arlington Cemetary, asked what was in it for these people. Just as it does not surprise me that this MAGA-oriented website made no mention of Memorial Day and our fallen heroes, at all. Just as it does not surprise me that Donald Trump begins his Memorial Day statement, with “HAPPY Memorial Day” and then goes on to make the statement all about him and his grievances.

God Bless the USA! Thank god for those who gave all even though there was nothing in it for them; and a special thank you to my ancestors who died in the defense of this nation; you bring honor to your family. Of course, this is something Donald Trump does not have to do since no member of the Trump family has ever served in the armed forces of this nation.

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