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McCain unveils S.C. Finance Team

March 24, 2007

Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign this week announced his South Carolina Finance Committee. The all-star lineup is a “who’s who” of South Carolina politics including numerous supporters from the campaigns of Presidents George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, and Ronald Reagan. The South Carolina leaders also include top executives from a wide variety of industries across South Carolina.

McCain said he welcomed the group’s support. “I am truly honored to receive encouragement from these extraordinary business leaders,” Senator McCain said. “Each one of them has an outstanding record of success as a top leader in South Carolina business, political, and civic affairs. I am confident they will be a tremendous asset to our cause.”

Complete list below the break.

Members Of Senator John McCain’s South Carolina Finance Team:

Bill Amick of Batesburg-Leesville, CEO of the Amick Company, CEO of Amick Farms and former Chairman of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. Graham for Senate Finance Committee 2002.

Paula Harper Bethea of Hilton Head, Director of External Relations for the McNair Law Firm and former Chairman of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. Bush 2000 Fundraiser. Graham for Senate Finance Committee 2002. DeMint for Senate Finance Team 2004.

Terry Brown of Columbia, CEO of Edens and Avant, Inc.

Egerton Burroughs of Myrtle Beach, Chairman of the Board, Burroughs and Chapin. Graham for Senate Finance Committee 2002.

Mark Buyck, Jr. of Florence, Partner in The Wilcox Law Firm and former U.S. Attorney for South Carolina. Co-Chairman DeMint for Senate Finance Team 2004. Graham for Senate Finance Committee 2002.

Bart Daniel of Charleston, Attorney and former U.S. Attorney for South Carolina. Bush Finance Committee in 2000. Graham for Senate Finance Committee 2002. Co-Chair DeMint for Senate Finance Team 2004.

Clarence Davis of Columbia, partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP. Bush Finance Committee in 2000.

Joseph A. Edens, Jr. of Columbia, Chairman of Edens and Avant, Inc. Bush Finance Committee in 2000. Graham for Senate Finance Committee 2002.

Dr. Eddie Floyd of Florence, Surgeon with Floyd Medical Associates. Bush Pioneer and Finance Committee in 2000. Bush Ranger and South Carolina Co-Chair in 2004. Graham for Senate Finance Committee 2002. Co-Chair DeMint for Senate Finance Team 2004. Co-Chairman Sanford for Governor Finance Committee 2006.

Joe Griffith of Charleston, President of Joe Griffith Law Firm, LLC.

Matt Hubbell of Charleston, President of Matthew Hubbell Law Firm.

Bob Hughes of Greenville, President of Hughes Development Corporation.

Dr. Stephen Imbeau of Florence, Physician with Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center and founder of the Trelys Fund. Graham for Senate Finance Committee 2002.

George Dean Johnson of Spartanburg, Chairman of Johnson Development Associates and former Chairman of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. Bush Pioneer in 2000 and 2004. DeMint for Senate Finance Committee 2004.

Ned Johnson of Columbia, shareholder of McNair Law Firm and Board Member of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. Graham for Senate Finance Committee 2002.

Wade S. Kolb, Jr. of Sumter, Attorney and former Solicitor. Graham for Senate Finance Committee 2002. DeMint for Senate Finance Team 2004.

Don Leonard of Myrtle Beach, President of Leonard, Call & Associates, Inc. Bush Finance Committee in 2000. Graham for Senate Finance Committee 2002.

Edward M. “Mac” Leppard of Columbia, Surgeon with Thoracic and Cardiovascular Associates. McCain Finance Committee in 2000.

Miles Loadholt of Barnwell, Attorney with Motley Rice. Graham for Senate Finance Committee 2002.

Tom Mullikin of Camden, Senior partner of Moore & Van Allen. Graham for Senate fundraiser in 2002.

Cathy Novinger of Columbia, President & CEO of Novinger QTR, Inc., Executive Director of the Palmetto Agri-Business Council. Graham for Senate Finance Committee in 2002.

John S. Rainey of Camden, Attorney, Chairman of Easlan Capital, former Chairman of South Carolina Public Service Authority, and Chairman of South Carolina Board of Economic Advisors. Bush Pioneer and Finance Committee in 2000. Bush South Carolina Co-Chair and Pioneer in 2004. Graham for Senate Finance Committee 2002. Co-Chairman DeMint for Senate Finance Team 2004. Co-Chairman Sanford for Governor Finance Committee 2006.

Robert Rainey of Anderson, President of Foothills Community Foundation. Graham for Senate Finance Committee 2002.

Jim Roquemore of Orangeburg, CEO of Super Sod Inc.

Dr. Tommy Rowland, Jr. of Columbia, retired physician and former Chairman of the Medical University of South Carolina Board. Bush Finance Committee in 2000. Graham for Senate Finance Committee 2002. DeMint for Senate Finance Team 2004.

Ambassador Bob Royall of Huger, former U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania, former South Carolina Secretary of Commerce and Retired Chairman of National Bank of South Carolina. South Carolina Bush Finance Chairman in 2000. SC GOP Victory 2000 Finance Chairman. Chairman, Graham for Senate Finance Committee 2002.

F.R. “Rick” Saunders, Jr. of Florence, President/CEO of First Reliance Bank.

Henry Scott of Barnwell, President and CEO of Collum’s Lumber Mill, Inc. Graham for Senate Finance Committee 2002.

Stewart Spinks of Greenville, CEO of The Spinx Companies. DeMint for Senate Finance Team 2004.

Bill H. Stern of Columbia, President and CEO of Stern and Stern Commercial Development. Graham for Senate Finance Committee 2002. Sanford for Governor Finance Committee Chairman 2006. SC Inaugural Committee Chairman 2006.

J. Hamilton “Jimmie” Stewart III of Greenville, Partner in Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Graham for Senate Finance Committee 2002.

Tommy Suggs of Columbia, President and CEO of KeenanSuggs Insurance.

Bill Timmerman of Columbia, Chairman and CEO of SCANA Corporation. Graham for Senate Finance Committee 2002.

Dr. Larry Ware of Spartanburg, Physician with Skylyn Medical. Graham for Senate Fundraiser 2002.

Doug Wendel of Myrtle Beach, CEO of Burroughs and Chapin. Bush Finance Committee in 2000. Graham for Senate Finance Committee 2002.

John B. White, Jr. of Spartanburg, Member of Harrison, White, Smith & Coggins, P.C.

Mack Whittle of Greenville, CEO of the South Financial Group. Bush Fundraiser 2000. Graham for Senate Finance Committee 2002.

Reynolds Williams of Florence, Chairman of State Retirement Investment Commission and Managing Partner of The Wilcox Law Firm.

Larry Wilson of Columbia, Partner in Pequot Ventures and former CEO of PMSC. Bush 2000 Fundraiser. Graham for Senate Finance Committee 2002.

George Wolfe of Columbia, Partner of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP. SC GOP Victory 2000 Finance Chairman. Bush Finance Committee in 2000. Graham for Senate Finance Committee 2002.


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2 comments

  1. Theres no way that all these guys are supporting Mccain. I was involved in the bush 2000 campaign in s.c and I remember many of these guys being BIG TIME Bushies.

    Its wierd that they john mccain would add them to his team unless he was beating everyone else. I hate to see it because I don’t really like Mccain but this shows he has got to be doing well in south carolina. I hope Romney or Guiliani can step it up because hes crushing them.


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