Barrett to Run Santorum S.C. Operations

By David Grim, Contributing Writer

Former Congressman Gresham Barrett (R-SC), from Westminster, will serve as Santorum’s South Carolina Chairman and National Energy Policy Chairman.

Barrett, a former four term congressman from the 3rd Congressional district of South Carolina, was consistently rated as one of the most conservative members of the House of Representatives. Prior to his years in the House, Barrett was a Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives for 6 years. In 2010, Barrett sought the Republican nomination for Governor, losing in a runoff to current Governor Nikki Haley.

“Since he was first elected to Congress, Gresham has emerged as not just a conservative leader in South Carolina, but a national conservative leader,” said Senator Santorum. “I am humbled by his support and his work on behalf of our campaign. I am honored to not just receive his endorsement, but to call him a friend as we stand side-by-side to fight for the America we both cherish.”

Congressman Barrett responded by stating, “It is without hesitation that I am endorsing my friend Rick Santorum for President. Rick has not just checked the boxes on conservative positions, but led the fight on the tough issues facing our country. He has shown his commitment to the values South Carolinians care most about, and I am anxious to help Rick become the 45th President of the United States.”

June 29th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Presidential, Senate | 2 Comments

2 thoughts on “Barrett to Run Santorum S.C. Operations”

  1. Preston McLaughlin says:

    Mr. David Diano’s remarks are totally inappropriate for this news story.
    I have lived and worked in both PA. and SC and having seen both Mr. Santorum and Mr. Barrett in person, they both are passionate conservatives that care about the People of America.
    We should not espouse opinions unless they are informed. Ideological and emotional rhetoric have no place in today’s environment. The People of America need dedicated leadership and we should not stray from an educated response on how people stand on issues that are important.
    I would hope that in the year 2011 we could have a more dignified discourse than what was posted.

    Charleston SC
    Former resident of Carlisle PA.

  2. David Diano says:

    “He has shown his commitment to the values South Carolinians care most about”
    Um, like having……the Confederate Flag and Jim Crow laws??

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