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Adams says he will represent entire district

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On Thursday, April 17, the Lancaster County Democratic Party had a special guest at its meeting in downtown Lancaster. Fort Mill Councilman Tom Adams spoke to the group about the upcoming congressional race.

Adams, 55, is the Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 5th Congressional District in South Carolina. He will be facing incumbent Mick Mulvaney. A longtime member of First Baptist Church in Fort Mill, Adams has served on the town council for six years.

Adams spoke about the lack of compromise and coalition building in Congress, which accounts for the 14 percent approval rating, the lowest in many years.

“We can do better,” Adams said. “America can do better. Our current congressman is not part of the solution; he’s part of the problem.”

Adams said the current congressman does not represent the district.

“Democrats and mainstream Republicans have no voice in this district, only the tea party is being represented. I’ll represent the tea party when it makes sense, but everyone will have a voice when I’m in Congress.”

Adams acknowledged a tough race against a “wealthy, well-financed career politician.”

The congressional race will be decided during the upcoming general election on Nov. 4.

Clara Jones

Lancaster County

Democratic Party

chairwoman