While the GOP tide swept much of South Carolina in the 1990s, Lancaster County remained one of the last of the "yellow dog Democrat" areas of the state. With the looming election battle royale between Congressman John Spratt and State Senator Mick Mulvaney for the Fifth Congressional District seat, it's a battleground that's a must-win for whoever will go to Washington next year.
One of the largest and best-organized Tea Party groups has taken root in that former Democratic stronghold, regularly turning several hundred out at their events, which has to be great news for Mulvaney and lousy for Spratt. The last one, on July 3rd, saw 350+ turnout, and we've got word they'll be doing it again, so you don't want to miss this event:
September 11, 2010 - 12:00 Noon
845 Lancaster Bypass East (U.S. 521/SC 9) at the old Elrod auto dealership