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Press Release - Governor Mitt Romney Announces The South Carolina Women For Mitt Team

July 17, 2007


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Boston, MA – Today, Governor Mitt Romney announced that 51 women will be joining Romney for President as members of the South Carolina chapter of Women for Mitt. This group will provide valuable help in organizing grassroots support and communicating Governor Romney's positions and ideas to women in the Palmetto State.

Ann Romney will be launching the South Carolina chapter of Women for Mitt with a two-day bus tour across the state. "This is an amazing group of women who have come together to support our campaign. I look forward to traveling through South Carolina, meeting new people and talking about my husband and our family." Beginning today, Mrs. Romney will be making stops in Greenville, Columbia, Charleston, Bluffton and Hilton Head Island.

"Our Women for Mitt team in South Carolina is a showcase of diverse, strong and experienced community leaders. They will be powerful surrogates for our message of conservative change in Washington through strengthening our military, economy and families," said Governor Romney.

Leading Governor Romney's South Carolina Women for Mitt Team are four Co-Chairs: Republican National Committeewoman Cindy Costa, Debbie DeMint, Former South Carolina First Lady Ann Edwards and State Representative Nikki Haley.

In a joint statement, the Co-Chairwomen said, "We believe Governor Romney is the strongest candidate to be President of the United States. With his message of strength and optimism, he is the candidate America needs at this critical time. The South Carolina Women for Mitt are excited to work alongside Governor Romney as he pursues our nation's highest office."

Romney For President South Carolina Women For Mitt Team Co-Chairs:

- Cindy Costa, Republican National Committeewoman

- Debbie DeMint

- Ann Edwards, Former South Carolina First Lady

- Nikki Haley, State Representative

Romney For President South Carolina Women For Mitt Team Steering Committee:

Aiken County:

- June Cannon

- Betty Ryberg

Anderson County:

- Jane Jones

Charleston County:

- Liz Charles

- Cindy Costa

- Ann Edwards

Cherokee County:

- Libby Swad

Dorchester County:

- Elizabeth Miller

Florence County:

- Mary Tepper

Greenville County:

- Pam Albert

- Ellen Andrews

- Marjorie Barnes

- Dee Benedict

- Debbie DeMint

- Beverly Griffin

- Susan Hoag

- Sharon Kingman

- Kim Matlock

- Frances Morris

- Jeanne Morris

- Shannon Morris

Horry County:

- Rhonda Ammons

- Heather Asvestas

- Miriam Bassett

- Cooper Chapman

- Susan Chapman

- Gerry Clemmons

- LaVerne Creel

- Jodie Gee

- Betty Hill

- Harriet Stogner

Kershaw County:

- Becky Jenkinson

Lancaster County:

- Sara Fleming

Lexington County:

- Nikki Haley

- Ashley Manini

- Irby Schultz

- Verona Shealy

- Shirley Smith

Newberry County:

- Margaret Brackett

- Betty Dominick

Orangeburg County:

- Barbara Strickland

Pickens County:

- Elisa Strange

Richland County:

- Karen Ballentine

- Wanda Forbes

- Denise Jones

- Cassandra Portee

- Grace Rentiers

Spartanburg County:

- June Bond

- Marlene Saad

York County:

- Kathy Bigham

- Pat Ramsey

Mitt Romney, Press Release - Governor Mitt Romney Announces The South Carolina Women For Mitt Team Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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