CNN: Youngest state GOP chairman looks to appeal to ‘buffet generation’
Washington (CNN) — When the chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party abruptly resigned two weeks ago to take a new job in Washington, GOP activists appointed Matt Moore, the party’s former executive director, to replace their leader.
Moore earned another distinction in the process. The boyish-looking 31-year-old is now the youngest state party chairman in the country, in either party.
At first glance, Moore takes over a party organization in terrific shape.
South Carolina Republicans control all nine statewide offices and six of the state’s seven congressional seats.
In May, Sanford handily won a special congressional election despite being badly outspent by Democrat Elizabeth Colbert-Busch and her national allies. Mitt Romney beat Barack Obama in the Palmetto State by 10 points.