S.C. GOP Announces Its State Primary Overseers
Presidential primary task force includes a bevy of party heavyweights
A veritable who's who of state Republican heavyweights will oversee the state's 2012 presidential primary.
S.C. GOP chairman Chad Connelly announced the party's primary task force on Thursday. The group -- which consists of current and former office holders and a bevy of party activists and operatives -- will not only oversee the primary, but will also assist with raising the more than $1 million that the party will need to hold the statewide primary early next year.
The S.C. GOP 2012 Presidential Preference Primary Task Force includes:
Honorary Chairs: Gov. Nikki Haley, Sen. Jim DeMint, and Sen. Lindsey Graham
Honorary Co-Chairs: Congressman Joe Wilson; Congressman Tim Scott; Congressman Jeff Duncan; Congressman Trey Gowdy; Congressman Mick Mulvaney; S.C. House Speaker Bobby Harrell; S.C. House Majority Leader Kenny Bingham; Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler; Cindy Costa, RNC Executive Committee member; and, Glenn McCall, RNC Executive Committee member
Committee members: Susan Aiken, Anderson County Executive Committee member; Gresham Barrett, former Congressman; Butch Bowers, Attorney; Stephen Brown, Attorney; Katon Dawson, former SCGOP Chairman; Tony Denny, SCGOP 2nd District Chairman; Jim Edwards, former Governor; Hogan Gidley, former SCGOP Executive Director; Kevin Hall, Attorney; Leighton Lord, Attorney; Janice McCord, Abbeville County Executive Committee member; Henry McMaster, former Attorney General; Randy Page, former SCGOP 4th District Chairman; Betty Poe, Greenville County Chairwoman, SCFRW President; Jason Puhlasky, former Senate Republican Caucus Director; Mark Sanford, former Governor; David Wilkins, Ambassador and former House Speaker; and, Barry Wynn, former SCGOP Chairman.