Arrington rallies Republicans in Mt. Pleasant

September 22 08:35 2018 Print This Article

First Congressional District candidate Katie Arrington urged fellow Republicans to get involved at a Get Out The Vote rally at the Brickyard Plantation in Mt. Pleasant. The event was sponsored by Charleston County Republican Party Chairman Larry Kobrovsky and Brickyard residents Max and Elizabeth Dillon. About 75 supporters gathered to meet Arrington and other Republicans in advance of the November 6 election.

Arrington pointed to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2018, which will enable the average South Carolina family of four to keep an extra $2700 of their money. She said a vote for Democrat Joe Cunningham would effectively be a vote for Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House. House Democrats need to flip 21 seats to capture a majority for the first time since 2010. The 1st CD seat is currently held by Republican Mark Sanford, who Arrington defeated in the June primary. Pelosi has notoriously called the tax cuts “crumbs” and wants the tax cut legislation repealed. Arrington also said that the 1st CD does not get its fair share of infrastructure funding and stated that securing more federal money for local roads and flooding mitigation is her top priority.

Other Republican candidates at the rally included Irv Condon (Probate Court). Tom Hartnett (Register of Deeds), and Mike Sottile (House District 112). Non-partisan candidates for Charleston County School Board Sarah Johnson and Jake Rambo also spoke to the group. They are seeking the two open East Cooper seats on the board. All county voters get to vote for all four open school board seats on the ballot. Absentee voting will begin on October 7. Voter can order absentee ballots by mail by calling 843-744-8683 or may vote absentee on machines in special absentee voting precincts in Mt. Pleasant, West Ashley and North Charleston.