Gloria Bromell Tinubu challenges Preston Brittain’s Republican Record
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Democrat Gloria Bromell Tinubu Challenges Brittain to Explain to Voters
(Myrtle Beach, SC) Democratic congressional candidate and Georgetown County, SC native Gloria Bromell Tinubu today called on primary opponent Preston Brittain to once and for all “explain to South Carolina families his long history of Republican ties.”
“I was born here. I went to school here. I was raised a Democrat, and in Georgetown County being a Democrat meant something. It meant you believed in fighting for working folks and for better schools and getting an honest day’s wage for an honest day’s work. Apparently all of that means nothing to Preston Brittain,” Bromell Tinubu said today. “We’ve all heard rumors about Brittain’s Republican past – his family’s Republican past – for a long time. But now that we all know the decades and the depth of those Republican ties, it’s time for Preston Brittain to fully explain to South Carolina voters what he truly stands for – and what those Republican votes and Republican donations really mean.”
According to the South Carolina Elections Commission, Brittain voted in the Republican presidential preference primary in 2000; his father, who has a long history of financial contributions to Republican politicians dating back to Senator Strom Thurmond, gave money to the RNC in 2004; and Preston clerked for Terry L. Wooten, a George W. Bush judicial appointee. In his endorsement of Brittain, Congressman Clyburn called Brittain a “progressive voice”; yet Brittain stated his opposition to marriage equality…”marriage should be in a church between a man and a woman” contradicting Clyburn’s recent announcement in support of same sex marriage.
Gloria was born in Brookgreen Gardens in Georgetown County, SC, to loving parents who knew that giving their children an education was the best way for them to excel in this rapidly changing world; Gloria put herself through college at Howard University and went on to earn a Masters in Agricultural Economics and a PhD in applied economics from Clemson University. With over 34 years of public service, Gloria polled ahead of Brittain in the crowded field of Democratic candidates according to polling conducted by Lake Research.