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SC Forward Progress reacts to Ard resignation


Today Tyler Jones, spokesman for South Carolina Forward Progress released the following statement in reaction to the resignation of South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Ken Ard:

“Today is another sad day for South Carolina. The politicians in charge continue to fail this state. Extremism and corruption are rampant and crippling any hopes for progress. Our Republican Lieutenant Governor has been forced to resign amidst some of the most serious corruption charges our state has seen in a long, long time.

State Leaders Busted for Lying about "Dead Voters"

News Release - For Immediate Release

Contact: Tyler Jones, 252-675-7606 -

Charleston, SC - Today the South Carolina Election Commission released the results of its investigation into Republican accusations that over 900 dead people voted in recent elections in South Carolina. The report proved that these allegations were completely unsubstantiated, and there is no evidence that any dead people voted in South Carolina.

SC Forward Progress Spokesman Tyler Jones made the following statement:

"It is pretty clear now that Attorney General Alan Wilson and Nikki Haley's DMV Director Kevin Shwedo have fabricated a fairy tale about "900 dead voters" in South Carolina, in order to justify support for a voter ID bill, which has already been declared discriminatory by the US Department of Justice.

Gordon Gekko endorses Mitt Romney!

Gordon Gekko endorses Mitt Romney

This evening, SC Forward Progress facilitated "Gordon Gekko" of Wall Street fame endorsing Mitt Romney. Romney supporters were quick to get behind our effort. Click here for Gekko's letter endorsing Romney [pdf].

Some coverage of the event:


New Poll shows proof that South Carolina Republicans are still Birthers, still too extreme for America


Today, the results of the Winthrop University poll were released that showed one in three South Carolina Republicans believe President Obama is a Muslim and an illegal immigrant. In response, SC Forward Progress Political Director Tyler Jones released the following statement:

“The poll is just more proof that a large portion of South Carolina Republicans have jumped the shark and no longer live in the real world. Unable to justify their extremist views with facts and logic, they cling to a bizarre fantasy that President Obama is a Muslim and was born in a foreign land.

Will the Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up?

For Immediate Release

On the heels of Mitt Romney's visit to Charleston, South Carolina on Monday, SC Forward Progress Political Director Tyler Jones released the following statement:

"It is no secret that Mitt Romney is considered the most inconsistent of all the GOP candidates for President. His constant flip-flops have left political observers and voters perplexed for some time now. First he was a liberal, then he was a Tea Partier. Now he is back to being a moderate.

Voters are justifiably confused. But who can blame them? From his support of mandated health care, gay rights and abortion rights, to his strong support of strict gun control laws, Mitt Romney has championed the Dukakis/Kennedy agenda for more than 20 years. Now he is running from virtually every position he has ever held in order to appease the extremists who currently control the Republican Party. To quote the late Ted Kennedy, 'Mitt Romney isn't pro-choice or anti-choice, he's multiple choice.' It's time for the real Mitt Romney to stand up and be honest about who he really is."


Recently, SC Forward Progress released a video highlighting Romney's previously held positions. It can be seen here: 

SC Forward Progress Statement on Perry Presidential Announcement in Charleston

Today, Texas Governor Rick Perry announced his intention to run for President of the United States in Charleston, South Carolina.

In response, SC Forward Progress facilitated a satirical rally on behalf of Perry’s campaign comprised of the “last three Confederates” who love Perry’s stances on secession and states’ rights.