‘Hillary’ campaign gets a home in SC


Hillary Clinton hasn’t been to South Carolina since 2008, but her campaign is about to have a home, right here in river city:

Hillary for South Carolina Announces First South Carolina Office in Columbia
Opens Office with Wednesday Phone Bank  

Columbia, SC — The Hillary for South Carolina campaign announced that its first office in the state will open with a grassroots phone bank on Wednesday, May 20th at 6:00 PM. The office is located in Columbia at 1529 Richland Street in the historic Robert Mills District. Clinton will be visiting South Carolina on Wednesday, May 27th.

The campaign will hold a formal open house reception with supporters and neighbors on June 2nd at 6 PM.

“Hillary will work hard to earn every vote in the First in the South primary and not take anything for granted. Our growing grassroots campaign will continue sharing her vision and tell their stories on why Hillary is the right champion to help South Carolinians get ahead and stay ahead,” said Clay Middleton, South Carolina State Director for Hillary for America.

Since Clinton announced, there have been thousands of pledges to volunteer as part of this grassroots campaign. In the coming weeks, the campaign will hold a dozen neigborhood parties from the Lowcountry to the Upstate, the Pee Dee region through the Midlands. Neighborhood parties will happen in Charleston, Spartanburg, Columbia, and Rock Hill this upcoming week.

Supporters can sign up at hillaryclinton.com/volunteer/south-carolina/ to receive more information on and other events happening in South Carolina.

WHAT:        Grassroots Phone Bank at New Columbia Office
WHEN:       Wednesday, May 20th at 6 PM
WHERE:     Clinton campaign office at 1529 Richland Street in Columbia, SC

On an unrelated, or very tangentially related, note…

It’s sort of a relief, and makes life simpler, that her campaign is formalizing the process of referring to the candidate by the very informal “Hillary.”

That’s the easiest way to refer to her and make one’s meaning clear. You say “Clinton” to me without context, and I think “Bill.” Or the town where Presbyterian College is located. But Hillary is quick, economical, and states the case.

It’s good to know that no one’s going to get offended (or at least, if they do, I have a great defense) if I refer to the candidate merely by her first name in headlines — either Hillary defenders, who would object to the one woman in the race being thus designated, or Hillary detractors who think it sounds too chummy.

And I hereby grant Hillary permission to call me “Brad” if she so chooses. I won’t harrumph or anything…

17 thoughts on “‘Hillary’ campaign gets a home in SC

  1. Bart

    Great! Maybe she and Graham can share space. In South Carolina, neither one has a chance. Not stating a preference, just the obvious.

    1. Kathryn Fenner

      Hillary can ace the Democratic primary, no? Do you think someone else will? I don’t see SC Dems as Bernie Sanders country, but….

      1. Bart

        Should have clarified. Hillary won’t take SC in the presidential and Graham won’t take SC in the primary.

        1. Kathryn Fenner

          Who was the last Democrat to take SC in the presidential election? Lyndon Johnson? Kennedy?

  2. Bart

    In many ways, Republicans in SC have succeeded in doing what the Democrats cannot do. Given the animus between Haley and many Republicans, the cracks are starting to show and IMHO, I think the Democrats have a golden opportunity to take advantage of the obvious splintering in the Republican ranks.

    Under ordinary circumstances the squabble wouldn’t amount to anything but since it is very public and hostile at times, especially coming from Haley, it does open the door a little wider for Democrats to capitalize on the division.

  3. Brad Warthen Post author

    On Monday, May 18, in the Year of Our Lord 2015, Bryan Caskey and Phillip Bush came to complete agreement on a blog post about Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the presidency.

    Mark it, y’all…

    1. Phillip

      Hey, some things do cross ideological lines, and food is the most important of these. Otherwise, I could never have eaten at half the BBQ places I have in the Carolinas.

    2. Norm Ivey

      On Monday, May 18, in the Year of Our Lord 2016…

      Are you a seer? Or a time traveler? Because the rest of us are stuck back here in 2015.

      1. Brad Warthen Post author

        See? I told y’all I keep wanting to type 2016 when I mean 2015.

        We’ve just been building toward ’16 for so long, it seems like it should be here…

  4. D M kalin

    To all Hillary supporters:: what the hell are you thinking? She openly stated she will raise taxes on the middle class, she has lied to cover up her lies. She is not for anyone but herself. She would veto any bill to increase defense spending, she wants to increase Syrian refugees by more than 500% with no vetting. This just names a few issues . The Muslim couple that were on stage about their son were clearly planted there although I will say he was very heroic.

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