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SCGOP Statement on Rick Wade entering U.S. Senate race

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Columbia, S.C. – S.C. Republican Party Chairman Matt Moore tonight issued a statement following news that Democrat Rick Wade will enter the U.S. Senate race in 2014:

“The term ‘political insider’ doesn’t even begin to describe Rick Wade. He spent the last five years in Washington authoring President Obama’s failed $787 billion stimulus bill and sending taxpayer dollars to his political cronies at companies like Solyndra.

“We look forward to Rick Wade explaining that record to regular South Carolinians. They won’t be too impressed. To top it all off, we are not even sure Wade is a South Carolina resident at this point,” said Moore. “Rest assured, there’s more to come on Rick Wade.”

From Human Events:

“Meet Barack Obama’s Greentech Connection”

Following a senior adviser role in Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, Wade was named interim director of the Department of Commerce and later became the department’s chief of staff and spokesman. While there, he helped craft Obama’s $787 billion economic stimulus bill – the one that hyped such green-energy projects as the now-bankrupt Solyndra and even sent money overseas to aid production of green ventures in foreign countries. Wade got an education in cars via the president’s Auto Recovery Task Force, a $25 billion effort to prop up the failing U.S. auto industry.