The Republican Liberty Caucus State Board met Saturday to decide its final endorsements in the 2014 Republican Primary. We are pleased to announce those along with all of our endorsements for the June 10th Primary.
According to Mr. Joshua Cook, Acting State Chairman, “We are proud to endorse a slate of constitutional conservatives who will have the courage to fight for the people, in Columbia. We need true reforms in South Carolina. We need brave men and women who will have the courage to speak for the people, not special interests and lobbyists. We need men and women who will stand firm on constitutional principles and will not compromise on those values. People follow courage. And I’m so glad that these Liberty Candidates stood up to challenge the status quo.”
Ray Moore for Lieutenant Governor
Ray Moore has a long history as a Republican activist inside and outside of SC. The RLCSC endorses him, because of his commitment to sound money principles; free-market economics; limited, constitutional government; and non-governmental education. Mr. Moore is a Citadel graduate, veteran, and recipient of the Bronze Star.
Meka Childs, Sheri Few, and Elizabeth Moffly for State Superintendent of Education
In the crowded field for Superintendent of Education, picking one candidate to endorse was an impossible task. There were many good candidates, in the race, but RLCSC feels these three women are the best. All three have demonstrated a depth of knowledge of education, in SC; all three oppose the Common Core Curriculum Standards; and all three are in favor of expanding choices for parents as to how and where their child is educated, including allowing money to follow the child. RLCSC will proudly support any of these three ladies in the expected runoff against Molly Spearman, whom RLC wholeheartedly opposes.
Curtis Loftis for State Treasurer
Mr. Loftis has been a friend of RLCSC. We were proud to endorse him in 2010, and we have gladly hosted him at our convention and other events. As the incumbent State Treasurer, RLC believes he has done a masterful job. Loftis has challenged the status quo, in Columbia, calling out the “good ole boys” and the South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission for mismanaging funds. RLCSC trusts Loftis and expects him to continue looking out for the taxpayers of SC.
Gaye Holt for SC House District 34
RLCSC endorsed Mrs. Holt, as a petition candidate in 2012. They gladly endorse her again in 2014. Mrs. Holt genuinely cares for the people of the 34th district, working to solve their problems even before election to office. As a problem solver, she has committed to work for a much needed restructuring of the Palmetto State’s antiquated government. She believes in a limited, smaller government, more transparency and accountability, and tax reform.
Larry Hargett for SC House District 98
As a member of the Dorchester County Council, Mr. Hargett was the lone vote against the implementation of a Local Option Sales Tax. As a business owner and military veteran, Mr. Hargett understands thrift, integrity, and the importance of prioritization. He has an audacious ten point plan for turning around the State of South Carolina. Key elements of this plan include tax reform, government restructuring, education reform, and true ethics reform.