FOR RELEASE: Saturday, June 16, 2012
CONTACT: Phil Noble
Phil Noble: ‘The primary is over. We have a nominee. Let’s move forward.’
CHARLESTON – The leader of South Carolina’s reform-minded SC New Democrats today called on his party to unite behind the candidacy of Gloria Bromell Tinubu as their standard-bearer in the state’s new Seventh Congressional District, and end intra-party bickering over her primary victory last Tuesday.
“Gloria won the most votes, carried the most counties, and demonstrated that hers is a message that resonates throughout our party. Her opponents had their chance to make their case to the State Election Commission Friday, and lost. It’s time for Democrats to unite and move forward with our general election campaign,” said Phil Noble, President of the SC New Democrats.
Noble called on those in the party who refuse to concede defeat “to withhold any further personal or political attacks on Tinubu unless and until the courts decide to inject themselves into the race.” Noble said he was particularly dismayed at reports that Preston Brittain, Tinubu’s closest challenger, was continuing to run negative ads and phone campaigns against her.
“Obviously, Preston Brittain is very talented and has a future in South Carolina politics, but he is jeopardizing all of that by refusing to concede and get behind our nominee. My hope is that he will take the high road and embrace Gloria’s campaign.”