Congressman Gresham Barrett announces bid for governor

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 5:54 AM
Last updated 10:25 AM
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South Carolina Congressman Gresham Barrett said today he's running for governor.

In a mass e-mail, the congressman whose district covers part of this area said: "The one question that I received over and over again when I was talking with my friends and family about running was, 'Why do you want to be Governor?'

"My answer is really very simple:

"I believe South Carolina has tremendous potential, despite our serious challenges."

Mr. Barrett, 48, wants to replace Republican Gov. Mark Sanford, who can't run for a third term because of term limits.

The next governor, Mr. Barrett said, needs to emphasize economic development, spur energy production and revamp education.

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Swains 03/04/09 - 09:38 am
Excellent, Representative

Excellent, Representative Barrett! As one of your constituents, I am thankful that you have represented us in such way that we have been proud to call you our representative in Washington! I am glad you have chosen this path... you will make an excellent Governor and you have my support. God Bless!

APiratesLife4Me 03/04/09 - 09:43 am
Excellent choice for SC. SC

Excellent choice for SC. SC future is looking brighter now that we have someone that works WITH the people, not just FOR the people!

jack 03/04/09 - 10:55 am
Hate to lose him as my

Hate to lose him as my Congressman but will support him for governor as it will be a benefit for SC. We also need to kick out the DIMocRAT legislature so he can accomplish things that are good for the state rather than the DIMocRATic Party.

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