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►The Bimonthly Newsletter of the Dorchester County Democratic Party◄ April/May 2013 Volume 5, Issue 2

KABOOM! Colbert Busch wins BIG in the Democratic primary

STATE PARTY CONVENTION ON MAY 4 — BE THERE! (see page 2)

Well, ain’t that special? Voter turnout for this special primary—right after regular elections, and because of a very irregular circumstance—was very special in itself! Over 1,600 from the 1st Congressional District part of our county showed up to vote in the March 19 primary, which is about the same we’d have in a regular election year. The election had very special results, too. Elizabeth Colbert Busch took an overwhelming 96 percent of the vote, both in our county and throughout the district. And why is that? Because Colbert Busch is a very special candidate, that’s why! She has the skills. She has the experience. She has the platform that appeals to all. What she still needs right now, though, is YOU. To offer your time and contributions, contact her team at the local office (same one we used last year—116 W 2nd N St in Summerville). To contact that local office, just stop in or call Alex Gibson at 901-8523.

Photo by Nora Kravec

Elizabeth Colbert Busch Ben Frasier

TOTAL DISTRICT 15,776/95.87% 679/4.13%

DORCHESTER 1,857/95.67% 84/4.33%

Versus Mark Sanford on May 7!

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IN THIS ISSUE State Convention—page 2 Joe Biden at J-J Dinner—page 3 SCDP Officers election—pages 3 &4 Colbert Busch can win it—page 5 Voter ID details—page 7 At the Issues Conference—page 8 Annual Cicenia Dinner—page 10 Sanford? Bring him on!—page 10 Sanford’s Double-Talk—page 11 Calendar of Events—page 12


Annual State Party Convention on first weekend of May By David Rison The South Carolina Democratic Party will hold its 2013 Democratic Weekend in Columbia on May 3 and 4. The weekend starts on Friday evening with the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, named after two major founders of the Democratic Party. The keynote speaker at the dinner will be Vice President Joe Biden. Everyone expects a large crowd. Tickets are $125 per person for delegates and alternates to the state convention ($175 for non-delegates). Even more folks may be found at the world famous free fish fry sponsored by Congressman Jim Clyburn. The fish fry takes place immediately following the JJ Dinner and is open to all. I would not be surprised if Vice President Biden shows up. Biden attended the fish fry in 2007, before he was elected vice president. Biden has indicated that he is interested in running for president in 2016 and the fact that South Carolina will hold the first primary in the South is not lost on him. I expect that we will have other potential candidates at other JJ dinners and state conventions prior to the 2016 primary.

DORCHESTER COUNTY STATE DELEGATES (Delegates District 6) District 6 District 6 District 6 District 6 District 6 District 6 District 6 District 6

Female Female Female Female Male Male Male Male

Joyce Davis Barbara Felder Sarah Wilson Rosa Brown Willie Davis Johnnie Washington Charles Brown Kenneth Jenkins

(Alternates District 6) District 6 Male District 6 Male District 6 Male

George Felder, Jr. Christopher Williams James Ravenell

(Delegates District 1)

District 1 Female District 1 Female District 1 Female District 1 Female District 1 Female A number of years ago the state party decided to elect its officers in “off years,” District 1 Female or odd-numbered years, such as 2013. The idea was that this procedure would District 1 Female District 1 Female give newly-elected officers, especially the chairperson, time to prepare for the District 1 Female elections held in the even numbered years. This year the Democratic delegates District 1 Female will vote for a new chair, a new 1st vice chair, and 2nd and 3rd vice chairs. District 1 Female District 1 Female Those who were elected delegates and alternates last year at their county conDistrict 1 Female ventions still serve as delegates to the state convention in 2013, and should sign District 1 Female in at the convention between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. The Democratic Women’s council District 1 Female and the Progressive Caucus co-sponsor a breakfast at the Convention Center District 1 Female which starts at 7:30 a.m. That breakfast costs $20. The convention begins at 9:30 District 1 Female District 1 Female a.m. in the Columbia Convention Center. District 1 Female District 1 Female Speakers at the convention will be Elizabeth Colbert Busch, and Minneapolis Mayor R. T. Rybak. The convention should end around noon. Those who wish can District 1 Female District 1 Female purchase tickets for the BBQ lunch at 1 pm. The cost is $20 in advance and $25 at District 1 Male the door. I hope that Dorchester County will have a good turnout at the May con- District 1 Male vention. District 1 Male District 1 Male Friday If you are a delegate or alterDistrict 1 Male  Jefferson-Jackson Dinner with nate who’d like to carpool to District 1 Male Vice President Biden—7 p.m. to 9 p.m. the convention on Saturday, District 1 Male  Jim Clyburn’s World Famous Fish send a message to DCDP District 1 Male Fry—7:30 p.m. to midnight District 1 Male (dordems@gmail.com), or District 1 Male contact party chair Richard District 1 Male Saturday Hayes at 813-2168 or District 1 Male  Women’s Council/Progressive Caucus rhayes73@aol.com. District 1 Male Breakfast—7:30 a.m. District 1 Male  Delegate and Alternate Check-in—8 District 1 Male If you would like to be a delea.m. to 9 a.m. District 1 Male gate or alternate, we still  South Carolina Democratic Party AnDistrict 1 Male have a couple of open slots— nual Convention—9:30 a.m. District 1 Male send us an email to inquire.  Barbecue Lunch—1 p.m. District 1 Male

Margaret Goodwine Marty Turney Deborah Mortellaro Nancy Seufert Ethel Campbell Dorothy Brown Jeni Atchley Diane Urig Virginia Lewis Miriam Birdsong Thelma Harper Mary Haynes Betty Profit Viola Nash Debra Lodge Christine Jackson Penny Brandenburg Barbara Blackwell Bernice Davis Barbara Cox Donna Fields Gloria Butler Richard Hayes David Rison Rob Groce Clayton Seufert Chris Obermeier James Birdsong Aaron Brown Steve Yeomans Harshad Vyas Benjamin Lewis Travis Williams Alexander Goodwine Clifford Nash Robert Brandenburg Ronald Stoklosa John Thomas Dexcter Mack William Sanders Johnny Fields


Biden Guest Speaker at Jefferson-Jackson Dinner The annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner hosted by the state Democratic Party will feature Vice President Joe Biden as guest speaker. Starting at 7 p.m. on Fri., May 3, the event takes place at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Tickets must be purchased by 5 p.m. on April 26. If you haven’t purchased or reserved by then, you will not be allowed through security at the location. Tickets can be purchased from the event’s website (2013jjdinner.eventbrite.com), and for the following prices:

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Delegates/Alternates: $125 Non-delegates/Alternates: $175 County Party Tables (for 8): $1,250 Sponsorship Tables (for 8): $2,000 (includes recognition in convention booklet).

For more information, contact the South Carolina Democratic Party at 803-799-7798.

Officer Elections at the State Convention Every odd-numbered year, state delegates get to elect new officers: Party Chair, 1st Vice Chair (who must be of a different race/ ethnicity than the chair), 2nd Vice Chair (who must be opposite sex of the chair) and 3rd Vice Chair (who must be under 30 years of age).

At this year’s convention, it seems like we’ll have an election for only one of those spots. DCDP has not been informed of any multiple candidates except for the 1st Vice Chair position. Read about our uncontested candidates below, and learn more about our two candidates for 1st Vice on page 4.

Jaime Harrison for State Party Chair

Melissa Watson for 2nd Vice Chair

Harrison is a native of rural Orangeburg who went on to Yale on scholarship, and got his law degree from Georgetown Univ. He later returned to Orangeburg to teach at a local school. He’s been floor director for Rep. Clyburn, and worked as Executive Director of the U.S. House Democratic Caucus. He is currently 1st vice chair. If elected, his plan for the party includes: engaging SC voters, implanting a 46-county strategy by investing in county parties and the grassroots, building a strong bench of Democratic candidates, increasing accountability, and demonstrating democratic principles through our actions. Learn more about Jaime at his website www.harrisonforsc.com

Watson is chair of our neighboring Berkeley County Democratic Party. A teacher by trade, she’s accomplished quite a bit for the party since being elected its county chair. Berkeley Democrats now have a round-the-clock voter registration, and have many more regular meetings and functions. Watson currently holds this office of 2nd vice chair, winning it in 2010 in the first round of the election in which she had several opponents.

Tyler Jones for 3rd Vice Chair Jones qualifies for the 3rd Vice Chair position, but not just because he meets its “under 30” requirements. He’s been quite active in Democratic politics, and for quite a while. He got his start in South Carolina politics as President of the Charleston Southern University College Democrats. After college, he immediately began working on Democratic campaigns in South Carolina. He has served as Executive Director of the SC House Democratic Caucus, managed the last two Democratic pickups in the SC House of Representatives, worked on Presidential, Senate, and Congressional campaigns, and co-founded a progressive non-profit. Earlier this year, Campaigns and Elections Magazine named Tyler one of the country’s “500 Top Political Influencers.” Visit his facebook page: www.facebook.com/TylerJonesFor3rdViceChair


Candidates for 1st Vice Chair Blaine Lotz Lotz is chair of the Beaufort County Democratic Party (2010 to present). He has a BA in History from George Washington University, with a Masters in Public Administration from Auburn. He did postgraduate work at JFK School, Harvard University and MIT. Lotz served 26 years of active duty in the US Air Force, retiring in 1992 as a Colonel. He is the Recipient of the Bronze Star for Vietnam Service in 1968. He is president of the Hilton Head World Affairs Council and president of the Hilton Head Military Officers Association. Politically, Lotz was a candidate for Congress in the 2nd District in 2008. He hosted a fundraiser for 2010 Democratic Gubernatorial candidates. In 2012, Lotz served as the 2nd Congressional District Delegate to the National Democratic Convention. If elected, Lotz says he will visit every county to meet and work with party officials, Democratic elected officials and volunteers to discuss their recommendations and ideas and bring them back to the State Executive Committee. He will help recruit Democratic candidates and provide appropriate training, too, he says. Lotz recognizes that each of the 46 counties as well as candidates from those counties may have differing views but he also knows they share common issues in which all can work. These include: education, the education lottery, vocational schools, agriculture, Civil Rights, business development, corporate taxing, health care, violence against women, and services for seniors in need. In addition to working on these issues, Lotz believes party workers should be trained in such areas as Votebuilder, party leadership, voter ID, campaign training, get-out-the-vote efforts, use of social media, and how to prepare candidates for running a campaign. Anyone interested in talking with Lotz about his candidacy for 1 st vice chair can email gblotz@yahoo.com or call 843-363-5204.

Kaye Koonce Koonce has a BA in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Missouri and graduated from the University of South Carolina Law School. She served as former Gov. Jim Hodges’ Chairman of the S.C. Human Affairs Commission and served on Gov. Hodges’ Education Transition Team. Koonce retired in 2010 as General Counsel and Sr. Vice President at Trident Technical College after 23 years. Prior to that, she was a special prosecutor for child rape cases in the 9th Judicial Circuit and an Asst. Attorney General. Koonce received the 2011 SCDP Chairman’s Award for volunteer service to the party. She has been a SC delegate to five National Democratic Conventions, was Hillary Clinton’s 2008 SC representative on the DNC Credentials Committee, and represented Pres. Barak Obama on the 2012 Platform Committee. She has a strong commitment to voter protection and spent many years working to combat voter intimidation and discrimination. Other activities have included hosting fundraisers for local, state and national candidates, volunteering for Democratic candidates such as Joe Riley, Jim Hodges, Vincent Sheheen and Linda Ketner. Koonce has held the offices of chair of the SCDP committee to review the 2008 delegate process and chair of the SCDP committee to develop and implement the 2012 state delegate selection plan, chair for the 2004 Presidential primary in Charleston County and the 2007 presidential debate at the Citadel. She has been a precinct and party officer in Charleston County, and is in her sixth year as State Executive Committeewoman from that county. If elected, she wants to continue to have trained lawyers and poll watchers in every county, include municipal and county-elected Democrats in the state party infrastructure to learn from them, facilitate communication and establish caucuses, as the DNC does, to strengthen the interest in groups within the party structure, and develop additional outreach and training for every county party. For more information about her, email kayekoonce@comcast.net or join her facebook group: Kaye Lingle Koonce for SCDP 1st Vice Chair


A GREAT candidate is a WINNABLE candidate And, boy, do we have a great, winnable candidate! If anything shows how much support a candidate has from her party, it’s a 96-percent take in the primary election. That’s what our Elizabeth Colbert Busch got in March, both here in our Dorchester County and throughout the 1st Congressional District, too. But she’s moving much further than just big support from Democrats; Colbert Busch is picking up steam with folks who ordinarily consider themselves Republican, too. Just check the poll results! A study by Public Policy Polling, conducted March 22-24, showed that voters have a much higher approval rating for Colbert Busch than both of the remaining Republican candidates at that time. Voters have dominantly negative opinions of both Bostic and Sanford (who she’ll take on in the May 7 election), too. The poll also said she had a slight two-point lead over Sanford in a final contest; while tied with Bostic, there was a big pool of undecided voters to scoop up. She scored high in approval from independent voters, too, who made up about 25 percent of the poll participants, and a majority of those independents said they’d choose Colbert Busch over either of the GOP candidates. Another poll conducted a few days later (March 25-27) showed her gaining even more ground. The newer study by Lake Research Partners shows she quickly gained another point in her lead over Sanford (and tied with Bostic). We’re confident that our candidate can take this May 7 election, too. But to ensure that we get our first Democratic congressional representative in the district in over 30 years, we need your help!

Donate!

Register more voters!

Help our candidate reach out to other voters in advertisements! You can make your contribution directly through Colbert Busch’s campaign website (click the link below): www.colbertbuschforcongress.com/contribute/

April 6 is the last day for new voters to register in order to vote in this election. And if you know anyone who’ll turn 18 on or before May 7, they can register, too! Click HERE to get the voter registration form.

Tell your friends and family! Volunteer! Dorchester Democrats are helping the Colbert Busch campaign in our community, and right from the same office location our county party used last year (116 W 2nd N St in Summerville). This office needs:  Canvassers  Phonebankers  Data entry folks Just stop by or call 901-8523 for details.

Remind everyone you know about this special election. Because it’s an off-season contest, turnout could be low. We need as many voters as possible to show up!

And most importantly -

REMEMBER TO VOTE ON MAY 7


THIS IS OUR TIME So donate some time to the Colbert Busch for Congress campaign! By Marty Turney

Have you ever regretted not doing something? Have you ever said “I wish I would have done such and such----“. Well if only you would have done such and such, maybe you would have changed things. The outcome may have been different. Here are a few examples of how being an active voter can have dramatic outcomes:

In 1974, Louis Hyman was elected Senator for New Hampshire. Hyman won by only two votes, and even though almost a quarter-million votes were cast in that election. In 1980, Patty Cafferata won the primary for Nevada Assembly by one vote (and it would have been four, if three members of her family had remembered to vote that day). In 1988, Herbert Connolly lost the primary race for Massachusetts Governor’s Council by one vote – and it was his own. He lost track of time on the day of the election, and got there too late to cast his vote. In 1994, Frank McCloskey won his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives

by only 4 votes. In 2008, Al Franken was elected to the U.S. Senate from Minnesota by only 312 votes. About 2.9 million votes were cast in that election. In 2008, Christine Gregoire won Washington’s gubernatorial election by only 133 votes. Over 2.8 million votes were cast. In 2008, Mike Kelly was elected to Alaska’s House of Representatives by a 1 vote margin out of over 10,000 votes cast. And in 2006, right here in our very own South Carolina, our Democratic Party’s candidate for Superintendent of Education won by only 455 out of over 1.1 million votes—that was only about 0.04% of the vote.

nities, too. Just take one afternoon or evening for your Congressional District, your State, your Party, your children and your grandchildren now before the May 7th election. Come to Elizabeth Colbert Busch’s headquarters at 116 W 2nd St North, behind the old OK Grocery Store at the corner of N Main in Summerville, and volunteer. Surely you can spare one afternoon or evening. We are all in this together, and we have an excellent candidate that has proven her actions can produce thousands (yes, thousands) of jobs. She has already done this. She supports education, and because it got her to where she is. And she supports benefits.

And if being an active, participating voter can have that much of an impact, just think about how much impact an active campaign volunteer can have.

At last, now here is your chance. Don’t regret not going to vote or not encouraging others to vote everyway you can. The race is very close and you are really needed.

Can you make phone calls for Elizabeth Colbert Busch, asking others to vote for her? If you’re better at face-to-face contact, come knock on doors for her campaign. There are other volunteer opportu-

Support the best candidate for Congressional District 1, Elizabeth Colbert Busch, with your actions. She is our candidate and THIS IS OUR TIME.


Remember: Voter ID is in effect! That’s right — to participate in the May 7 special election, you will need to show a photo ID. There are five different kinds of photo ID that you can use, however. And even if you don't one of those five, you can vote a provisional ballot, which will still be counted, if you request and sign a “reasonable impediment” statement at your polling place. Here are the five types of ID that you can show at the polls on Election Day:     

State Driver’s License State ID card U.S. Passport Federal Military ID, and Voter Registration Card that has your photo (the new kind now being issued to new voters and on request)

If you don’t have one of those five types of photo identification, remember that you can still cast a provisional ballot. You’ll still need to show your regular voter registration card, though. After showing that registration card, you’ll have to list an appropriate reason that’s accepted by the State Election Commission (and “oops—I forgot” isn’t one of them). See the list of acceptable reasons that still lets you vote in the right column.

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“Reasonable Impediments” that prevent you from having photo ID on Election Day: Religious objection to being photographed Disability or Illness Work schedule Lack of transportation Lack of birth certificate Family responsibilities, or Any other obstacle you find reasonable

If any of these reasons applies to you, and if you have your regular voter registration card with you at that time, request a provisional ballot. Your vote will be counted. If your reason is only “oops—I forgot,” you can request a provisional ballot, but you will have to show your photo ID later to the County Election Commission before the election is certified two days later.

VOTE

BLAINE LOTZ 1st VICE-CHAIR SCDP MAY 4 STATE CONVENTION


At the Issues Conference By Richard Hayes, DCDP Chairman

2014 and our Keynote The 2nd Annual SCDP Issues Conference was speaker at our held in Charleston on March 23 at the West next Cicenia Ashley High School. Over 150 Democrats Dinner on from all over the state came to discuss the Sept. 28! The key issues for our state, where the DemocRepublicans ratic Party stands on these issues, and why. are still pushing for vouchThe First Panel was on Healthcare and Medi- ers, which caid Expansion, headed by Rep. Gilda Cobb- send middleHunter and Sen. Brad Hutto. SCDP Democclass tax dolrats stand for Medicaid Expansion in sharp lars to the rich contrast to the Republican Party. We believe to send their this expansion, 90 percent of which will be kids to private paid for by federal dollars, is critical and will schools. cover 500,000 South Carolinians. Its ecoThere’s been nomic impact on the state will be huge— no real move$11.2 billion and 40,000 new jobs! It is the ment on the moral thing to do; it protects our rural hospi- two key pieces Photo by Shawn Drury/Columbia Patch tals, lowers healthcare costs, takes the pres- of legislation, sure off of emergency rooms, keeps tax dol- however – early childhood education (4-year We had a great Keynote Speech by Maryland lars in South Carolina, and supports preven- -oldkindergarten), and fair funding of all pub- Gov. Martin O’Malley (who is considering a tive care for women. lic schools in South Carolina. These will only run for President in 2016), and a surprise be passed when we elect more Democrats to visit and speech by Rep. Jim Clyburn. There The Second Panel discussed Education, and the State Legislature – and Governor! Other was lots of great information that we will put was headed by Senator Vincent Sheheen, issues were also discussed at the Issues Con- on our web page and discuss at our monthly who’s probably a candidate for governor in ference. County Party Meetings, so come join us!

Or call David Rison at 843-873-6928


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Annual Cicenia Dinner on Sept. 28 Mark your calendars! Our annual fundraiser, the Cicenia Dinner, will be held on Saturday, September 28, at the Holiday Inn Express in Summerville. A very special night is being planned for this annual event. More details about the dinner will be forthcoming, but we can tell you what might be the most important detail you’ll want to know. Our keynote speaker will be former (and perhaps future?) gubernatorial candidate, state Sen. Vincent Sheheen from Camden. And if you want to freshen up on Vince, well, he recently released a book and just completed a 13-city promotion tour. (See the book cover on the right.) But this isn’t some cheesy, Nikki Haley-type of autobiography. “The Right Way: Getting the Palmetto State Back on Track” is about what South Carolina needs to do in order to officially enter the 21st Century. It isn’t some funky money-maker, either. In fact, it’s a free book, and you can even download your own copy of “The Right Way.” Just CLICK HERE.

BRING HIM ON! It’s official! The holier-than-thou, so-called “moral majority” officially nominated former governor Mark Sanford to be their candidate in the upcoming special election. A-yup! The guy who swore no one should stay in Congress for longer than three terms is now running for his fourth term. The guy who voted to impeach Bill Clinton, only to announce his own extramarital affair to a national audience about 10 years later, won the April 2 runoff. The guy who Republicans in the State Assembly voted to impeach is now the Republican Party candidate. And the guy who’ll try to take on our Elizabeth Colbert Busch in the May 7 election will wind up losing yet again. “The families of this district need a representative who they can trust,” said James Smith, spokesperson with the Colbert Busch campaign. “Mark Sanford simply has the wrong values for our community – whether that’s his terms as Governor or the last time he was in Congress, where he opposed commonsense measures like the Violence Against Women Act, which provides shelters and resources for domestic violence survivors. “On issue after issue, Mark Sanford doesn’t reflect the values of South Carolina.”


Sanford’s Sanford’sDouble-Talk Double-Talk While serving in Congress in 1998, Sanford voted to impeach President Bill Clinton, calling the infamous extramarital affair “reprehensible.” That same year, Sanford publicly attacked a fellow Republican congressman, Rep. Bob Livingston, after he admitted to an affair, as well. “The bottom line is Livingston lied,” Sanford said; “He lied to his wife.” And then, as we all know, Sanford later pulled the same trick, getting caught in his own affair in 2009. And he came damn close to getting impeached himself.

Sanford continues to promise he’ll be a taxpayer’s dream come true, just like he’s done all throughout his political career. In his campaigns for Congress and for governor, he swore he’d never vote for tax increases, for example, and even promised to refuse any salary increases. Of course, we all know he’s broken such promises to taxpayers— such as when he used our money to pay for his “Appalachian Trail” affair.

When he first ran for this same office, Sanford called himself a “Washington outsider,” and said we needed to get rid of “career politicians.” He even said there should be term limits. And at first he kept his promises — he left Congress after serving three terms. He immediately went for the governor’s mansion, though, quickly turning into one of those “career politicians” himself. And now Mr. Three Terms Only is trying for his fourth term in Congress? After he himself said no one should serve more than three terms? Seems like Sanford has only become a career politician himself.

That’s right; he used his governor’s office budget, which is funded by our tax dollars, to pay for his Argentina fling. Sanford even lied about it, swearing “no public money was ever used” for the affair. He changed his story a few weeks later, though, after a reporter got the records that proved otherwise.

In every one of his campaigns, Sanford has promised to represent the needs of constituents. But his actions are the opposite of his words.

And after the State Ethics Commission got involved, Sanford had to pay back $74,000 of taxpayers’ money he spent on his extramarital affair and other illegal personal expenses.

For example, he voted against a bill for funding needed improvements at the Port of Charleston.

Sanford claims to be a fiscal conservative, but only with his own money, it seems. Not only did he try to charge taxpayers for his romantic rendezvous, but he billed us for many other personal things, too. He openly violated state law by using the governor’s airplane for personal travel, including flying to a birthday party, and even for a trip to a hairdresser. His own attorneys admitted in court that Sanford didn’t report many other personal trips on the state plane, too. When it comes to use of a commercial airplane, South Carolina law says that state workers can only fly economy class, but Sanford openly violated that. In fact, his own staff said it was the policy of Sanford’s office to spend more than allowed on airfare.

He’s argued over and over again that Congress should give our Social Security funds to Wall Street, too.

Sanford even openly defies himself. For example, on March 11, 2009, Sanford formally rejected the Recovery Act funding set aside for our state, which inspired other governors to openly request South Carolina’s money. And if it isn’t bad enough that he’d refuse the funds that we taxpayers ourselves have to pay for, he did a quick flipflop a few weeks later. On April 3 of that year, Sanford signed papers actually requesting the Recovery Act money.


Calendar of Events April April 6 Bill Maher Show 8 p.m. at Koger Center for the Arts in Columbia. SCDP is hosting a private fundraiser before the show, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Contact the state party for more details (803-799-7798). April 8 DCDP Executive Committee Meeting 7 p.m. at County Code Building (directly behind Council Chambers at 500 N Main St in Summerville) April 17 Congressional Candidate Debate Doors open at 6 p.m. for first come/first serve seating Debate starts at 8 p.m. MUSC Bioengineering Building (will also be telecast live) April 20 Monthly Breakfast Meeting 9 a.m. at Ryan’s 1314 N Main St in Summerville State Rep. David Mack is our guest speaker. April 22 Earth Day! Hug a tree, plant a flower, eat a salad and turn off the lights. May May 3 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner *with VP Joe Biden* 7 p.m. at the Columbia Convention Center (See page 3 for more information) May 4 State Convention 9:30 a.m. the Columbia Convention Center May 7 ELECTION DAY! 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at your polling location May 21 Dorchester Democratic Women Meeting 7 p.m. at County Council Chambers 500 N Main St in Summerville

Because of all the time you’ll be spending helping our candidate in the special election, DCDP will *not* ask you to attend an executive meeting or monthly breakfast meeting for May. After May 7, take the rest of the month off!

Check out our website:

www.dordems.org

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