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.