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Washington, DC- FreedomWorks congratulates Mark Sanford on his Congressional special election victory in South Carolina’s 1st District. FreedomWorks PAC endorsed Mark Sanford one week prior to the special election, when Sanford stood 9 points behind his opponent in the polls.
FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe commented, “Mark Sanford’s victory tonight is further evidence that the political power balance in Washington has shifted. A strong fiscally conservative candidate, backed by a tenacious community of issue-driven grassroots activists, can prevail without the traditional power brokers of the Beltway.”
FreedomWorks activists across the District acted quickly, organizing a last-chance “Get out the Vote” effort in the final week before the special election to educate voters on Sanford’s consistent record of fiscally responsible economic policy.
On the windy and rainy Saturday leading into Election Week, grassroots activists knocked on over 1,000 doors including the Mt. Pleasant area, one of the highest concentrations of likely Republican voters in the District. FreedomWorks produced and distributed 20,000 door hangers and 1,000 yard signs total in support of Mark Sanford in the weeks leading up to the special election.
Mark Sanford’s strong stance in favor of full ObamaCare repeal also helped him close the gap in the polls. In a debate, his opponent supported the President’s controversial health-care law, while also calling it “extremely problematic” and in need of an “enormous fix.”
FreedomWorks is a grassroots service center to over 4 million activists nationwide who believe in individual liberty and constitutionally-limited government. For more information about FreedomWorks, please visit www.FreedomWorks.org or contact Jackie Bodnar at Jbodnar@FreedomWorks.org.