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SCGOP Announces Victory Team

Columbia, SC – August 4, 2010 – South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Karen Floyd today announced the directors of the SCGOP’s Victory 2010 program, the party’s coordinated election year effort to elect Republicans to state, federal and local offices.

Victory’s field operations will be headed by Taylor Hall. Hall graduated from Furman University, and served as a Wilkins Fellow in the Senate Finance Committee in 2007. He served as the McCain/Palin Youth Victory Chair for South Carolina in 2008. He was also unanimously elected State Chairman of the SC College Republican Federation from 2008-2009. Prior to joining Victory, he served as the Deputy Campaign Manager for Nikki Haley for Governor.

Chris Carino will serve as Victory’s Director of Federal Projects. Carino has led the Victory program since February, developing a statewide plan and coordinating efforts with county activists. He has a B.A. in Political Science after studying at Furman and the University of St. Thomas. He first interned and later was hired as a staffer on Senator Jim DeMint’s legislative staff in Washington, DC for 2 years. He previously volunteered on the McCain/Palin campaign as a member of an NRSC deployment team to Victory 2008 in Colorado Springs, CO.

“Republicans already have a leg up this year, as voters are seeing firsthand the destructive results of Democrats’ failed policies at the national level. At the same time our Republican leaders like Jim DeMint and Nikki Haley are gaining widespread recognition for their conservative reform agendas,” Floyd said.

“But, we can’t be complacent. Even though Democrats are on their heels, we need an unbelievably focused ground game to beat Obama’s Chicago-style political machine – which will be in full operation as Democrats seek to cling to their Congressional majority. Taylor and Chris both bring the kind of drive, political insight, and determination that we need to have success in November. This year’s Victory program will be more successful than ever, and I join with activists across the state in welcoming Taylor and Chris aboard.”