Cheney endorses Barrett in SC governor race

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:15 PM
Last updated Saturday, July 10, 2010 2:03 AM

COLUMBIA  — Former Vice President Dick Cheney has endorsed U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett in the race for governor.

Cheney's endorsement today  is the highest-level public endorsement so far in the June 8 GOP primary race to replace term-limited Republican Gov. Mark Sanford.

In his endorsement, Cheney calls Barrett one of the most conservative leaders he's worked with. He also praises Barrett for his support of a bailout of banks and Wall Street institutions that's become hugely unpopular this election year.

Also today, Barrett rolled out a 60-second campaign ad aimed at underscoring his decision to support a bailout that he says hasn't been implemented well.

Other big endorsements in the primary include Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin backing state Rep. Nikki Haley.

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johnston.cliff 05/27/10 - 03:18 am
The bailout was, in essence,

The bailout was, in essence, part of the government (taxpayer) guarantee for those stupid redistribution of wealth loans (sub-prime) that led to the economic decline. The whole concept and the "solution", (bailout), was ill conceived. The "status quo" Repubs that didn't fight the socialist interference in the free market need to be replaced. There was absolutely NOTHING conservative about the sub-prime fiasco or the crippling bailout.

mpowel21 05/27/10 - 05:26 am
reason enough not to vote for

reason enough not to vote for him,

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