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GOP chair Floyd won't seek new term

Nov 10, 2010 12:53:00 PM - thestate.com
S.C. Republican Party chairman Karen Floyd will not seek a second term, according to Republican sources.

Floyd has called an afternoon press conference.

During Floyd’s two-year term Republicans captured all nine statewide constitutional offices, won a Congressional seat held by Democrats for two decades and built the largest Republican majority in the history of the S.C. House of Representatives. But Floyd’s has been criticized by some activists for the party’s spending and use of consultants. An agreement with state tea party groups quickly went sour earlier this year when they accused the state party of attempting to co-opt their movement for political gain. A group of party activists recently accused S.C. GOP employees of eavesdropping on conference call.

The race to follow Floyd could have ramifications on South Carolina’s first-in-the-South 2012 presidential primary. A number of people said they were interested in running for the position, but declined to do so publicly.

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