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Tea party activists urge frugality, accountability

Apr 15, 2010 11:12:00 PM - thestate.com

Gov. Mark Sanford headlined a rally Thursday by tea party activists at the State House, warning Americans could "spend ourselves into oblivion."

The rally, which drew about 1,000 people, was the second year in a row that tea party activists have gathered on April 15 - the day income taxes are due.

Speakers also called for more accountability by state lawmakers, including recorded votes and disclosure of their income.

When Sanford spoke at last year's rally, he was a dark-horse Republican candidate for president in 2012, waging a political and legal fight against adding $700 million in federal stimulus money to the state budget. A year later, he returned in a different political position, having admitted an extramarital affair in June.

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