Murrells Inlet, Wednesday April 10, 2019 – Steve Hoffman has announced his intention to endorse Ed Carey for the new Chairman of the Horry County Republican Party. The Party will have its biennial convention this coming Saturday at the Ten Oaks Middle School in Carolina Forest where new party officers will be elected.
Steve has stressed the need for a positive campaign that will unite all factions of the Republican Party within Horry County and even has kind words for the previous Chair and Vice Chair; “Dreama and Gerri were indeed the “Dream Team”. I want to personally thank Dreama for stepping up to the plate as Chairman after Robert Rabon could not seek reelection two years due to health reasons. Dreama had experience in the party as the treasurer under the Rabon administration and she had years of experience with the National Federation of Republican Women. And her running mate, Gerri McDaniel is probably one of the best political organizers and campaigners in Horry County, as verified by her outstanding performance leading the Trump for President Campaign in Horry County.”
However, Steve adds; “it soon became readily apparent that there was trouble in River City. Attendance at both membership and executive committee meetings began to decrease. The five standing committees directed by the HCGOP By-laws remained unfilled. After I became Vice Chair of the Party my goal was to at least get the By-Laws Committee and the Planning & Operations Committee formed, which I established in short order. Also, strategic planning, budgeting, and public relations activities were overlooked and basically non-existent during these past two years.”
Steve emphasizes that; “During normal times, these issues would not be too alarming since as everyone seems to believe; “We are a Red State, a Red County…and we will always elect Republicans”.
Ladies and gentlemen…the times they are a changing…
All you have to do is look at our neighboring states of Georgia and North Carolina where the Democrat Party has made significant inroads. Even the once solid Red state of Texas recently saw an upsurge in the number of Democrats elected to their statehouse. And then may I remind you that we lost an almost certain Republican Congressional seat down in Charleston just last year.