South Carolina Democrats welcome challenge to ‘ring DeMint home’ in 2010
For Immediate Release
March 19, 2009
Press contact: Keiana Page (803) 799-7798
Columbia, S.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint has opened a Web site seeking help from attacks by “South Carolina’s leading liberals.” Today he pleaded for money from “internet conservatives who will lead my national fundraising efforts” for his 2010 re-election bid. (go to http://www.jimdemint.com)
South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Carol Fowler on Thursday said she welcomed DeMint’s attempt to broadcast his views.
“Jim DeMint has been one of the most right-wing ideologues in the Senate. In January, he even said the failure of an economic stimulus would be a gift to Republicans in future elections.
“DeMint gets cheers from the Rush Republicans, but he has no clout in the Senate and he’s out of touch with the needs of South Carolinians. Families here are struggling to keep their homes and their jobs. Our unemployment rate climbed above 10 percent in January, and household incomes fell 8 percent from 2000 to 2007 – even before last year’s economic crash.
“I’m sure Senator DeMint will find a constituency among the internet fringe. He has appropriately called his fundraising forum ‘Club 2010,’ where only those with enough money to afford to believe in his failed views will feel welcome.
“Democrats want to give him more time to blog, and fewer opportunities to twitter away our time in the Senate. We will work hard to let freedom ring him home come 2010.”
“Jim DeMint was right on one point, when he wrote: ‘Our opponents will not stay quiet.'”
On Jan. 24 DeMint wrote in The State newspaper that Obama’s “request for Republican help in crafting at least part of the stimulus bill is not only magnanimous and statesmanlike, but also extremely clever. Should the bill fail to revive the economy, its bipartisan character would inoculate the new president from sole responsibility for what Republicans could otherwise brand “The Obama Recession.”
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