Congratulations, Senator John McCain

South Carolina has spoken.

After eight long years, US Senator John McCain has earned the coveted title of winner of the Palmetto State Presidential Primary.

Written off for dead months ago and low on cash, many national and local pundits had written him off.

I give credit where credit is due. His staff ran a great campaign and turned out the vote.

Senator McCain and Governor Huckabee captured all delegate votes from our state and now the contest heads to Florida for a January 29th showdown. After that, it’s Super Tuesday (February 5) and on to the convention.

We had over 4,000 voters in House District 71 get out and support the candidate of their choice yesterday and I’m proud to see it takes more than a cold rain and sleet to keep us away from our civic responsibility.