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Democrats take Charleston County Council
July 20, 2005

July 19, 2005
News Release – For Immediate Release
Contact: Lachlan McIntosh (843) 452-3726

Tonight in the heart of Senate President Pro Tem Glenn McConnell’s senate district in Charleston County, voters gave the Democratic Party the majority on Charleston County Council for the first time in over a decade. Democrat Colleen Condon comfortably defeated the Republican nominee, Joey Douan, who was backed by Republican heavy-weights like McConnell, Senator Chip Campsen, Representative John Graham Altman and former Governor Jim Edwards. The South Carolina Republican party was heavily involved in the race and sent out repeated email alerts recruiting GOP volunteers and spreading misinformation about Condon. McConnell even acted as chairman of Douan’s campaign and made numerous personal appeals to voters in his district to elect Douan.

The victory gives Democrats control of county council in two of the three largest counties in South Carolina. 

“Today, voters in Mark Sanford’s backyard sent the Governor and his party a clear message – You’re not getting the job done,” said South Carolina Democratic Party Executive Director Lachlan McIntosh. “Governor Sanford and his party aren’t recruiting jobs, they’re not supporting our schools, and they are not moving South Carolina forward. Colleen Condon will do a terrific job and will focus on important quality of life issues.”

Condon was victorious despite last second Republican smear attacks aimed at confusing and misleading voters about Condon’s record and platform. 

“The Republicans pulled out every trick they could think of but it didn’t work this time. People are looking for real leadership and they are not getting it with Mark Sanford and his Republican allies,” McIntosh said.

Colleen Condon will take office next week and her election will give Democrats a 5-4 majority on council. Before last November’s election, Republicans controlled Charleston County Council 8-1.


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