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SC Dems Respond to Sanford Budget Veto

May 19, 2009

For Immediate Release
May 19, 2009
Press Contact: Keiana Page (803) 799-7798

SC Dems Respond to Sanford Budget Veto

COLUMBIA, SC- South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Carol Fowler released the following statement today in response to Gov. Mark Sanford’s vetoes of the state’s $5.7 billion budget. The budget, passed last week by the General Assembly, forces Sanford to request $350 million in federal economic recovery funds.

“Gov. Sanford is clearly oblivious to the fact that our state has been hit hard by both the recession and his long-term failure to bring jobs to South Carolina. He needs to allow lawmakers to use these funds for their intended purpose instead of making them the platform for his presidential bid. Although Mark Sanford has successfully shown himself to be a strict Republican ideologist, he has failed to prove himself as a leader. I urge legislators to override the governor’s vetoes of the stimulus money; South Carolina’s working families are dependent on the General Assembly to pick up the governor’s slack.”

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