On Friday several notable South Carolina Republicans will be speaking at the Take Our Country Back 2012 Rally at the BI-LO Center in Greenville. Sen. Jim DeMint, Reps. Trey Gowdy, Tim Scott, Mick Mulvaney and Jeff Duncan are joined by State Attorney General Alan Wilson as the speakers.
According to the organizers' web page, there are three main purposes for the rally:
1. Energize conservative voters of the Upstate. Because South Carolina is a “Red State”, we have a lively primary season, but tend to get overlooked during November elections. There are many ways for voters to get involved and aid in promoting the conservative message. Our speakers will not only be rallying conservatives, but also sharing how each voter can help.
2. Unite conservative voters of the Upstate. The Upstate of South Carolina is the largest block of conservatives in the State of South Carolina and among the largest in the nation. We want to give conservatives a venue to gather and show both Columbia and Washington D.C. that the Upstate of South Carolina will fight to retain our freedoms and liberties.
3. Inform conservative voters of the Upstate. We have an amazing and historic slate of speakers that will be sharing what is going on in Washington D.C. and how they are working to promote conservative values and fight against the liberal/progressive agenda. We also will hear about the Petition Candidate movement in South Carolina.
Doors open at 5 p.m. and the event begins at 6 p.m. Admission is free.
NOTE: Organizer Nate Leupp told Patch the event is not sponsored or endorsed by the South Carolina GOP.