Columbia, S.C. – In response to today’s many media inquiries, SCGOP Chairman Matt Moore reaffirmed that the South Carolina Republican Party’s 2016 Presidential Primary filing form includes a party pledge to not run as a third party candidate in November 2016. South Carolina candidates for state and local office must sign a similar pledge.
All candidates must “hereby affirm that I generally believe in and intend to support the nominees and platform of the Republican Party in the November 8, 2016 general election.”
Thus far, four candidates have signed the pledge and filed for South Carolina’s February 20, 2016 Republican Primary (Rubio, Bush, Kasich, Carson). Three more will sign the pledge and file in the next week (Walker, Cruz, Graham).
The filing form can be seen in its entirety here: