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Veterans Day message

[caption id="attachment_8678" align="alignnone" width="1024"] James Smith with members of Team Viper on Election Night.[/caption] FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 11, 2018 Press Contact: Brad Warthen, 803-315-1886 brad@bradwarthen.com COLUMBIA, S.C. – Today, Rep. James Smith issued the following...

Thank you so much for your efforts to build a better South Carolina!

A message from James Smith and Mandy Powers Norrell: This was a worthy cause. It was made worthy, it was made noble, by you – by your hard work, by your determination, by your faith in...

James Smith: South Carolina must live up to its potential

This column ran in The State newspaper on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 BY JAMES SMITH November 04, 2018 05:00 AM Why am I running for governor? Because I see South Carolina as it can be …...

Smith would help South Carolinians find, and be ready for, knowledge economy jobs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 5, 2018 Press Contact: Brad Warthen, 803-315-1886 brad@bradwarthen.com COLUMBIA, S.C. – As we’ve mentioned before, more South Carolinians than ever have given up on even finding work. In the short time Henry...

We can’t take pride in our economy when so many are left behind

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 2, 2018 Press Contact: Brad Warthen, 803-315-1886 brad@bradwarthen.com COLUMBIA, S.C. – Henry McMaster thinks he’s a terrific steward of South Carolina’s economy, repeatedly claiming that we’re “Winning, winning, winning.” His running mate...

Be sure to watch our social media closely

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 1, 2018 Press Contact: Brad Warthen, 803-315-1886 brad@bradwarthen.com COLUMBIA, S.C. – First, we’d love to have reporters come along and cover us as James Smith and Mandy Powers Norrell continue traveling to...

Republican former Rep. Hunter Limbaugh endorses James Smith for governor of South Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 31, 2018 Press Contact: Brad Warthen, 803-315-1886 brad@bradwarthen.com COLUMBIA, S.C. – Hunter Limbaugh, a conservative Republican who served with Rep. James Smith in the S.C. House of Representatives, issued this statement today:...

James Smith: We can do better, and I won’t take ‘no’ for an answer

This column by James Smith appeared in the Charleston Post and Courier today: BY JAMES SMITH I have a vision for South Carolina. I see a future in which our children enjoy better lives than we...

Charles Bolden endorses James Smith

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 30, 2018 Press Contact: Brad Warthen, 803-315-1886 brad@bradwarthen.com COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina’s own Charles Bolden is an extraordinary American hero – astronaut, former head of NASA, and Marine Corps Major General....

Of course Mandy won her debate; let’s talk about the reasons why

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 29, 2018 Press Contact: Brad Warthen, 803-315-1886 brad@bradwarthen.com COLUMBIA, S.C. – There was never any question who would win the debate tonight between the nominees for lieutenant governor. It was always going...

SC is Ground Zero in trade war, and McMaster tells us to ‘be patient’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 29, 2018 Press Contact: Brad Warthen, 803-315-1886 brad@bradwarthen.com COLUMBIA, S.C. – The headline in The New York Times is ominous enough: “Trump’s Trade War May Create New Auto Jobs. In China.” It’s...

James and Mandy remind voters who they are in latest campaign ad

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 28, 2018 Press Contact: Brad Warthen, 803-315-1886 brad@bradwarthen.com COLUMBIA, S.C. – With many voters just starting to focus on the campaign for governor and lieutenant governor, James Smith and Mandy Powers Norrell...