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Jan. 22, 2014, 5:54 a.m.

A year after win­ning his seat, state Sen. Mick Mul­vaney (R) has “turned his sights” on Rep. John Spratt (D). Loc­al and state GOP­ers say they ex­pect Mul­vaney to enter the race “in the next few days.” York Co. GOP Chair Glenn Mc­Call: “He’s a strong con­ser­vat­ive. It’s giv­ing the voters a choice.”

But Spratt “has dis­pensed with a long list” of chal­lengers in the past. In ‘06, de­veloper Ral­ph Nor­man (R) spent more than $1M and garnered just 43%. But on 10/5, Mul­vaney said he’s hear­ing from con­stitu­ents “who are up­set over Spratt’s sup­port for health care re­form ef­forts” led by Pres. Obama, as well as his sup­port for cap-and-trade and bail­outs. Mul­vaney: “I think there is a groundswell of back­lash against the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion. I don’t think people ex­pec­ted we would own Gen­er­al Mo­tors and dic­tate com­pens­a­tion at the banks” (Gar­field, Rock Hill Her­ald, 10/6).


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