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GREER POLITICS From June 2012


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Gowdy's statement on Healthcare Law
JUN 28, 2012

In a momentous ruling touching virtually every American, the Supreme Court (5-4) upheld President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul today.

But the decision also gave Republicans unexpected ammunition to energize supporters in the battle for the White House and to fight "Obamacare" as a new tax on people who don't obtain health insurance.

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Rep. Gowdy's statement on Obama's Executive Privilege
JUN 20, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Trey Gowdy (SC-4), released the following statement in regards to President Obama’s Executive Privilege on the documents related to Fast and Furious, and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s investigation.

“The assertion of executive privilege is legally compromised and calculated solely to delay Congress from exercising its constitutional responsibility to provide oversight.”

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Corbin beats Somers; Barnes unseats Baldwin
JUN 13, 2012

Greer’s Amanda Somers had everything to lose and Tom Corbin couldn’t lose. Somers, a first time candidate for public office lost the Republican Primary race for Senate District 5 to Tom Corbin tonight.

Mike Barnes beat incumbent Joe Baldwin for Greenville County Council 1,103-883. Both are Greer businessman. It was a surprise win for Barnes to unseat Baldwin, a former Greer City Councilman.

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Mayoral, city council races certified; swearing in is Tuesday
JUN 10, 2012

Mayor Rick Danner

Mayor Rick Danner and city council members Jay Arrowood (District 1), Kimberly Bookert (District 3) and Wryley Bettis (District 5) will be sworn in Tuesday night at 6:30 to serve another term for their respective offices.

The City of Greer Election Commission, as required by state law, certified the elections involving unopposed candidates.

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Williams hosts event Tuesday at Grace Hall
JUN 4, 2012

Perry Williams, incumbent commisison for Greer CPW, is hosting an event at Grace Hall Tuesday night. The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce cancelled a political candidate forum scheduled for Tuesday. Williams took over the facility to accommodate his supporters and staff who were mailed invitations before the chamber cancelled.

Perry Williams, undaunted by the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce’s late cancellation of Tuesday’s candidate forum, will host his own.

Williams, the incumbent commissioner for Greer City Public Works, said he mailed invitations to his followers and staff only to find out that the Chamber’s Political Action Committee cancelled the event. Chamber President Allen Smith said the forum “was cancelled due to numerous scheduling conflicts.”

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