Mark Sanford to stump here for Mulvaney's Senate campaign

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By Jenny Hartley

Gov. Mark Sanford will be in Lancaster County on Friday to stump for state Senate candidate Mick Mulvaney.

Mulvaney, a Republican from Indian Land, is touring the Fort Mill, Indian Land and Lancaster areas Friday to formally kick off his campaign for state

Senate District 16. Mulvaney has served the last two years in the state House for District 45.

Mulvaney announced his plans to seek the Senate seat earlier this year. He said Sanford will be here to stump for him, but will likely be pushing

some policy initiatives as well.

The tour begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Muzak company in Fort Mill. The second stop is at 11 a.m. at The Lake House at Sun City Carolina Lakes in

Indian Land, where Sanford will speak and lunch will be served, courtesy of Mulvaney.

Some invitations have been sent out for the Sun City stop.

“It is open to the public, but seating is very limited,” Mulvaney said. It is being sponsored by the Sun City Carolina Lakes Republican Club.

After the Sun City stop, the tour will move on at 2 p.m. to the Springs House in Lancaster, where the Lancaster County Council of the Arts is


Here, incumbent Republican Sen. Greg Gregory will speak in support of Mulvaney’s candidacy.

Gregory announced earlier this year he wouldn’t seek re-election to the District 16 seat. He has already endorsed Mulvaney.

Mulvaney is scheduled to meet supporters at the Springs House, at 201 W. Gay St., until 4 p.m.

Mulvaney is so far the only Republican to announce plans to file for the District 16 seat.

Mandy Powers-Norrell, a Lancaster attorney, has announced she will be seeking the seat as a Democrat. She’s the only Democrat to announce such plans.

Formal filing for the seat and other partisan posts up for election this year begins on March 16.

For details on Friday’s events, call Mulvaney at (803) 246-1001.


Contact Jenny Hartley at 283-1151 or jhartley@thelancasternews.com