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Tom Davis To Endorse Ron Paul (South Carolina Senator)
FITSNews ^ | 1/15/12 | staff

Posted on 01/15/2012 5:28:09 PM PST by traviskicks

S.C. Sen. Tom Davis – the leading fiscal conservative in South Carolina state government and one of the most coveted endorsements of the 2012 “First in the South” presidential primary – will announce his support for U.S. Rep. Ron Paul on Sunday.

Davis will endorse Paul’s candidacy at a campaign event Sunday evening in Myrtle Beach, S.C. – confirming a report published earlier this week on Buzzfeed.

Paul’s campaign has described Davis’ forthcoming endorsement as “consequential” and “game-changing.” Why? Click here.

A first-term State Senator, Davis wields a disproportionate impact given his stellar fiscal voting record and his advocacy on behalf of key state-level reforms including a taxpayer rebate fund and an aggressive government restructuring bill (unlike the “restructuring in name only” pushed last year by Gov. Nikki Haley).

Davis has also pushed for individual income tax relief as opposed to taxpayer-funded incentives on the job creation front – arguing that the latter only shift the state’s tax burden onto small businesses.

Most importantly for the state’s economic future, however, Davis has been the leading proponent of a public-private Jasper Port terminal – although S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s recent “Savannah River Sellout” may have doomed that project.

“Senator Tom Davis’ fiscal conservative credentials are outstanding,” Matt Moore, executive director of the SCGOP, said recently. “Any candidate would do well to gain his endorsement.”

Not surprisingly, Davis’ nod has been among the most sought-after of the primary season. Last year, The Politico named him one of its “50 politicos to watch,” while a recent CNN story referenced him as a “rising star.”

In addition to Davis, several other leading fiscal conservatives in the S.C. General Assembly are also rumored to be endorsing Paul in the coming days. So stay tuned …


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KEYWORDS: apaulling; apaulogia; apaulogist; mattmoore; nikkihaley; rino; rinoshitzuepack; ronpaul; southcarolina; tomdavid
Not surprisingly, Davis’ nod has been among the most sought-after of the primary season..

Can any South Carolina Freepers confirm this? Is this guy an important player with good credentials?
1 posted on 01/15/2012 5:28:17 PM PST by traviskicks
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To: traviskicks

Wow. How sad that an otherwise intelligent person (seemingly) has fallen for Ron Paul’s delusions.


2 posted on 01/15/2012 5:30:50 PM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: traviskicks; upchuck

He must be a freaking idiot.


3 posted on 01/15/2012 5:31:39 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: traviskicks

“Rick Santorum, recently spoke on the weight a Davis endorsement carries. Ruminating on the prospect Davis might endorse him the former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania told The Hilton Head Island Packet newspaper that, “To get an endorsement from someone like Tom Davis is a big deal. It would speak volumes to folks and make them take notice and give us a look.”


4 posted on 01/15/2012 5:32:41 PM PST by VicVega (tagline is MIA)
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To: svcw

So what would an intelligent choice have been? Rick “Have More Kids to Save Social Security” Santorum?


5 posted on 01/15/2012 5:41:18 PM PST by oblomov
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To: traviskicks

Tom Davis, the guy who tried to block the world from knowing how the government let Walter Reed deteriorate or actually got federal government funding for Major League Baseball...

Yea.. that will fly. I’m surprised even Paultards want this endorsement.


6 posted on 01/15/2012 5:44:45 PM PST by mnehring
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To: VicVega

Interesting, here is a related SC Tea party article:

http://www.wltx.com/news/article/167867/2/SC-Tea-Party-Favors-Ron-Paul


7 posted on 01/15/2012 5:45:59 PM PST by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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To: mnehring

It sounds like you are thinking of former Virginia Congressman Tom Davis, a RINO (though he did a good job running the NRCC).

This is a SC State Senator with the same name.


8 posted on 01/15/2012 5:47:02 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

Gotcha, State senators are a dime a dozen... I guess this is a no news then...


9 posted on 01/15/2012 5:50:39 PM PST by mnehring
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To: oblomov

Ron Paul is crazy, delusion, not rational, liquified grey matter, how ever you want to put it.
Why anyone with a thinking brain would support him boggles the mind of rational people.
He is so far removed from reality I am going to start calling him alterpaul, because he must be living in an alternate universe.


10 posted on 01/15/2012 5:52:48 PM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: traviskicks
Is an interesting article.

Reading that Perry and Huntsman camps are trying to leave but feel loyalty to them both since they haven't dropped out.

Those that have left Huntsman have gone over to Romney. More want to go as well.

Some in Perry's staff want to leave and join a winning team.
Expect a big exodus after Saturday .

Many on Perry's staff were real surprised he didn't drop out after Iowa.

11 posted on 01/15/2012 5:58:09 PM PST by VicVega (tagline is MIA)
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To: traviskicks

If the SC T Party actually endorsed Ron alterPaul then they are as nuts as he is and that is sad.
If the SC T Party actually endorsed RonalterPaul then they are as racist and anti-Semitic as people think of the south and that is sad.
If the SC T Party actually endorsed Ron alterPaul then it is a shame they have been fooled by this fraud and that is sad.


12 posted on 01/15/2012 6:00:43 PM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: traviskicks
The South Carolina Club for Growth rates Tom Davis a 100/A+ in 2011. Bear in mind that the club rates only financial votes. He is hailed by the club as a "Tax Payer Hero" in the Senate. Source.
13 posted on 01/15/2012 6:02:01 PM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: upchuck

Wrong Tom Davis. See 8.


14 posted on 01/15/2012 6:03:14 PM PST by mnehring
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To: svcw
If the SC T Party actually endorsed Ron...

Bear in mind in your comments that there is not a SC T Party. Rather, there are dozens of Tea Parties in South Carolina. Some towns have several.

15 posted on 01/15/2012 6:06:26 PM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: svcw

A lot of Republicans are disgusted with their “choices” of Romney, Gingrich, Santorum, Huntsman, and Perry.

Paul is “none of the above”.


16 posted on 01/15/2012 6:11:16 PM PST by oblomov
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To: oblomov

What about Buddy Roemer?


17 posted on 01/15/2012 6:13:14 PM PST by VicVega (tagline is MIA)
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To: svcw

Ron Paul is NOT Tea Party. Ron Paul isn’t even conservative. Ron Paul’s anti-defense, anti-Constitution, pro-Occupy, Code Pinko endorsed, traitor-praising, racist newsletters, Soros partnering, Stormfront endorsed, conspiracy nut participating, America-blaming, KKK endorsed, Truther panderning crap is ANTI-Tea Party. Like that human debris crashes the GOP he and his cult try to crash the Tea Party. He is not welcome and not wanted because his ideology is offensive and dangerous.


18 posted on 01/15/2012 6:17:39 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: VicVega

Probably the best of the bunch IMO, but he has gotten no media coverage.


19 posted on 01/15/2012 6:26:37 PM PST by oblomov
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To: traviskicks

Is he known for doing other stupid things?


20 posted on 01/15/2012 6:27:22 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'm not cut out to suffer fools like this.)
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To: oblomov
Roemer was a good Gov. but boring.

Anyone would be boring after an Edwin Edwards term.

21 posted on 01/15/2012 6:46:10 PM PST by VicVega (tagline is MIA)
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To: Proud2BeRight

I agree 100%.


22 posted on 01/15/2012 6:47:00 PM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: oblomov

If alterPaul is ‘none of the above’ choice then it is a stupid choice. The people who would choose alterPaul for any choice at all are as insane as alterPaul.


23 posted on 01/15/2012 6:49:39 PM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: mnehring

The Tom Davis I referenced is a SC State Senator. Please click on the source link.


24 posted on 01/15/2012 7:10:47 PM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: traviskicks

Reading most of the posts here is interesting. Free Republic? Against the only candidate that will be restrained by the Constitution, expect Congress to declare war, fight them to win then come home, start the process of ending the fed, end global militarization so we can INCREASE national defense and security. Yep, Ron Paul is crazy. Crazy enough to dream the vision of America as a Republic of Republics bound by a restrictive Constitution the keeps the federal government out of our lives is still possible. You keep calling him names. I will continue praying Jesus Christ will open enough eyes to keep the revolution gaining steam.


25 posted on 01/15/2012 8:04:44 PM PST by Conservative9
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To: traviskicks

Reading most of the posts here is interesting. Free Republic? Against the only candidate that will be restrained by the Constitution, expect Congress to declare war, fight them to win then come home, start the process of ending the fed, end global militarization so we can INCREASE national defense and security. Yep, Ron Paul is crazy. Crazy enough to dream the vision of America as a Republic of Republics bound by a restrictive Constitution the keeps the federal government out of our lives is still possible. You keep calling him names. I will continue praying Jesus Christ will open enough eyes to keep the revolution gaining steam.


26 posted on 01/15/2012 8:04:55 PM PST by Conservative9
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27 posted on 01/15/2012 8:40:42 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: oblomov

Roemer committed himself to not being a serious candidate through his decision to not do major fundraising in order protest “money in politics” or something like that.


28 posted on 01/15/2012 9:46:18 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Conservative9

Lets not let the facts get in the way of a good smear.


29 posted on 01/16/2012 3:59:13 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
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To: Conservative9
>You keep calling him names.

I keep asking paulbots what the surrender monkey has EVER actually accomplished. He has been in Washington for over a quarter century with not one accomplishment.
All I hear from the zombies is excuses of what he has not done. I know what he has NOT done. Everyone knows what he has not done because he has done nothing.
30 posted on 01/16/2012 4:18:32 AM PST by John D
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To: Conservative9

Free Republic is an Anti-Ron Paul website and his supporters will get banned.


31 posted on 01/16/2012 4:32:36 AM PST by show
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To: Conservative9
Reading most of the posts here is interesting. Free Republic? Against the only candidate that will be restrained by the Constitution, expect Congress to declare war, fight them to win then come home, start the process of ending the fed,

Appeasement Paul has never done anything. How long has he been Chairman of the Domestic Monetary Policy Committee? The committee that oversees the Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve Appeasement Paul complains about constantly.
What has he done to start the process of ending the Fed?
32 posted on 01/16/2012 5:45:36 AM PST by rideharddiefast
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To: Conservative9

There was a time when he was a hero around here. It’s very 1984. But hey, even Ann Coulter is the enemy on FR now. These people will turn on ANYONE!


33 posted on 01/16/2012 5:57:12 AM PST by southern rock
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To: southern rock
There was a time when he was a hero around here.

I do not remember there ever being a time that the surrender monkey was ever a hero on FR. He may have been a hero among the paulbots who are not able to think for themselves, but not by true FReepers.
34 posted on 01/16/2012 6:12:23 AM PST by John D
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To: John D

Washington DC is a whorehouse. I wish more politicians would stop turning political tricks in DC.


35 posted on 01/16/2012 6:45:04 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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