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Deb Morrow Seeks Democratic Nod for Congress

Would face the popular Trey Gowdy in the general election

With raindrops tricking from her red, white and blue umbrella, Deb Morrow announced her campaign for South Carolina's 4th congressional seat on Thursday morning. The seat is presently held by first-term congressman Trey Gowdy.

Morrow, an Inman resident, said she was inspired to run by grassroots efforts like the Tea Party and Occupy Movement. "Congress' approval ratings are at an all-time low and we can just complain about it or we can do something about it," Morrow said. "I've always been the type of person to do something about it."

Morrow made her announcement in front of the unemployment office in Greenville, which she said symbolized the Republicans failure to promote jobs instead of corporations. "We need to educate our workforce rather than give tax breaks to corporations who bring low-paying jobs to our state," Morrow said. "Unions are demonized here, but the fact is wherever there are unions wages are higher."

If Morrow makes it to the general election shw would face Gowdy, who gained office in 2010 by garnering more than twice the vote of his rivals. But Morrow is undaunted. "I've talked to many people who don't vote because they don't think there's any point. If somebody steps up to represent those people they'll support that person."

Gregg Jocoy February 20, 2012 at 12:08 AM
Thanks for this report Shawn. I hope you'll keep reporting on this important race.
rick smith February 27, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Wishful thinking. The 4th District will never elect a Democrat.
Jim Minkler February 28, 2012 at 12:11 AM
Wish we could put those bastards out of office .Republicans are the greatest theat to our country for now.If they are talking there lying.They say if you want your child to go to college your a snob.Yep ,Rick S. who is running for president said it .What a ass these people are.I think all true Americans want there kids to go to college.But not Republicans ,so said by Rick s..
Marie Griffin October 08, 2012 at 10:15 PM
I was there when she first announced and really believed she might have a chance against Gowdy, so i volunteered for her campaign. That was the biggest mistake of my life. Maybe District 4 will eventually elect a good Democrat, but that won't happen in this election. Morrow and her small group of supporters will most likely blame the voters of Spartanburg for their own failures. If she can't run a campaign, she isn't qualified to represent the 4th district.
Gregg Jocoy October 09, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Rick, Liz Patterson was elected to Congress from this district not all that long ago. She is a Democrat. Never is a very long time.

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