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Lt. Governor André Bauer Joins DeMint and Dawson in Support of Offshore Drilling and Alternative Fuel Solutions

July 10, 2008

Contact: Jennifer Hatten Date: July 10, 2008

(803) 734-2080 Release #: 07-01

(803) 528-7907 – cell

jenniferhatten@scsenate.gov

Columbia, SC – Lieutenant Governor André Bauer joined U.S. Senator Jim DeMint and South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Katon Dawson in the endorsement of the “Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less.” campaign, encouraging Congress to act immediately to approve offshore drilling, among other proposals to access oil in the United States.”

“Escalating gas prices are hurting our seniors each and every day. Later this year, during our winter months, seniors will see dramatically increased costs to heat their homes. The Office on Aging works closely with seniors on fixed incomes who tell me of their hardships endured by the escalating costs of fuel, which directly impacts the increased costs of food and healthcare. Many times, our seniors are forced to cut back on food and medicine to pay for fuel. We owe it to them to explore domestic drilling options, while working on solutions regarding alternative fuels.” Bauer said.

The non-partisan group, American Solutions, was founded and chaired by U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich. South Carolinians are encouraged to visit www.americansolutions.com to sign the petition. More than 1.2 million Democrats, Republicans and Independents across the country have joined American Solutions to change energy policy in the United States.

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