Tom Clements on NPR – “In SC Senate Race, Greene Is Good For Green Party”

WFAE, Charlotte’s NPR station reports on the growing support for the Clements for Senate campaign among SC voters, especially Democrats.

Last week, liberal magazine “The Nation” featured Clements as a “great progressive” and a chance for “savvy Democrats” to avoid further embarrassment in the Senate race.

The South Carolina Democratic Party won’t endorse – or fund – Clements because its rules strictly forbid that. But the Aiken County Democratic Party has a link to Clements’ campaign on its website. And at least one council of the South Carolina AFL-CIO has strayed from its typically Democratic candidate endorsements to back Clements.

More than anything, Democratic voters just seem relieved to discover Tom Clements. Jose Brito had a couple of Clements’ yard signs tucked under his arm and a smile on his face leaving the Rock Hill event.

It was the first he’d heard about any other option to Greene or DeMint in the Senate race.

“I’m so happy to find the right person,” said Brito of Tom Clements.

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Independence and Integrity

Update 8/16/10

Platt’s Independent Petition Candidacy


The Platt campaign turned in over 2,000 signatures from voters in District 115 who wanted to have the option to vote for an independent voice outside of the Democratic and Republican Parties. The South Carolina State Elections Commission then checked to ensure the signatures were valid, and on August 13 certified his petition candidacy! Eugene’s name will now appear twice on the ballot, once as a petition candidate, and once as a Green, since he won the nomination of the Green Party at their state convention in May. Voters will be able to send a message that they are fed up with politics as usual in the State House and choose a true independent to represent them for a change!

Eugene sends his thanks and gratitude to the voters of District 115 for your support in helping him achieve this historical accomplishment. The campaign will be thrilled to have your vote and continued support over the next 11 weeks to finally give him the honor to serve you in the State House in November!

-Paul Platt,
Campaign Manager