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Chamber Marketing Firm’s Statements On McGinnis At Odds

Ads placed by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber’s outside marketing firm, Miller Direct, with TV Station WPDE have come into question over the past 10 days.

The owner of Miller Direct, Jackie Michaels Miller, responded to our article yesterday, “McGinnis Ad Buy Directly Connected To Myrtle Beach Area Chamber” in the comments section of that article.  The article was written by Paul Gable, of the Grand Strand Daily, who informed MyrtleBeachSC.com that he reached out to Mrs. Miller when he was researching the story.  She never responded.

Her comments can be seen here and our response:

Miller Statements

 

As our readers can see,  Open Secrets shows that Citizens For Conservative Values has been a client of Miller Direct since 2012.

This file below, was uploaded by WPDE yesterday with the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s name simply clipped.

McGinnis Chamber
Tim McGinnis District 56 Candidate’s PAC ad buy listed as Myrtle Beach Area Chamber Ad

As such, MyrtleBeachSC.com has handed all documents over to the FBI and FEC.

FEC

It is a rare moment when government agencies hold powerful, quasi government-esque “not for profits”, like the Clinton Foundation or the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce accountable.

Voters and readers do have a right to be informed, however.

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Born in 1961, David is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at MyrtleBeachSC.com

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