SC AFL-CIO announces endorsements

by Rob Groce
originally posted on 

Today the South Carolina AFL-CIOannounced its full slate of endorsements, numbering 33 candidates across the state in total.
From the Charleston region, State House incumbents receiving the endorsement are: Joseph Jefferson (Dist. 102); David Mack III (109); Wendell Gilliard (111); J. Seth Whipper (113); and Kenneth Hodges (121).
Carol Tempel, a challenger in Dist. 115, is also endorsed.
In the State Senate, incumbent Robert Ford (Dist. 42) and Dist. 41 candidate Paul Tinkler are backed by the trade union federation.
In county council races, Charleston’s incumbent Vic Rawl and Dorchester candidate Miriam Birdsong are supported.
Bobbie Rose for the 1st U.S. Congressional Dist. and Gloria Bromell Tinubu in the 7th are also endorsed by SC AFL-CIO.
All but three of those endorsed from across the state are candidates of the Democratic Party.
Both Tempel and Birdsong were originally Democratic candidates, but were included in the almost 250 across the state who were removed after a glitch in initial filing; Congressional Dist. 2 candidate Harold Geddings is independent.
, Charleston Democrat Examiner
Rob Groce is an active Democrat in the Charleston, SC area, where he serves his county's Democratic Party and was even elected National Delegate from its congressional district in 2008. Aside from his regular work in marketing research and consultation, Groce spends his time participating in local politics. He can be contacted by email at

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