In what turned out to be a typical low Carolina Forest voter turnout election, newly elected S.C. Representative Tim McGinnis has won District 56.
MyrtleBeachSC.com Facebook Livestreamed the call shortly after 8 p.m.
Less than 2300 people voted in a district that has over 30,000 voters.
McGinnis was wise to ally himself with Steve Chapman of the Grand Strand Business Alliance and Brad Dean of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. Robo calls were made throughout today by friends of the tourism lobby in an orchestrated effort to get out enough votes to carry the day.
The win continues a 12 year winning stronghold exampling the tourism lobby’s powerful influence over all things Horry County politics and its growing reach into the State of S.C.
The win will also likely give Brad Dean, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber C.E.O, added confidence going into the November 7th Myrtle Beach City Council and Mayoral elections.
Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce preferred candidates Mayor John Rhodes, Councilman Randal Wallace, and Councilman Mike Lowder have been concerned over recent ongoing posts in social media. McGinnis’ victory, however, points out the key difference between outspoken resident comments on social media versus the power of the “get out the vote” organizational efforts modeled by the Tourism Lobby.
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