Palmetto Liberty endorses Deedee Vaughters for Senate


Tuesday, December 21, 2011

Contact: Talbert Black, Jr.



Palmetto Liberty PAC endorses Deedee Vaughters for State Senate.

–Nikki Setzler’s challenger picks up early endorsement.

Today, Talbert Black Jr, founder of Palmetto Liberty PAC, announced the PAC’s endorsement of Deedee Vaughters for state Senate district 26.

Vaughters is challenging longtime incumbent Democrat Nikki Setzler, who has been serving since 1977.

“We need a true reformer to replace the current Senator.” Black declared.

“Setzler voted for the largest budget in state history this year.  He voted to create a new government agency, the I-95 Corridor Authority, and has a record of supporting crony capitalism,” Black claimed, saying he has the voting record to prove it.

“On our score card, Setzler only got a 19,” out of a possible 100, Black emphasized.

Deedee Vaughters has been a leader in promoting government reform in South Carolina.  As vice chairman of the SC Policy Council, she worked to expose and eliminate crony capitalism; she also has been at the front in the battle to bringing transparency and true accountability to state government.

Vaughters is a defender of small business.  As a grass roots activist, she successfully fought for reform of the business license excise tax.

As Senator, Vaughters vows to bring accountability to the $8.2 billion dollars collected annually in fees and fines through meaningful legislative reform.   Unseen financial influence must end, too, says Vaughters, through strict financial disclosure rules enabling the people to follow the money that influences a legislator’s vote.

When asked what makes Vaughters stand out, Black was quick to declare, “Deedee has the history and backbone we need in the Senate.  She won’t be pushed around.  She’ll stand up against the arm twisting of the good ole boys in leadership.”

For more information about Deedee Vaughters

Palmetto Liberty PAC was formed to hold South Carolina’s elected officials accountable for their votes.  Score cards that expose legislators’ voting records can be found at For more information, contact Talbert Black Jr. at


About Talbert Black

Talbert Black Jr is the founder of Palmetto Liberty PAC. His education in state politics & citizen lobbying began in 1999 with his membership in GrassRoots GunRights SC. In 2008 he joined the Campaign for Liberty and within a year he was the Interim State Coordinator for South Carolina. His goal for Palmetto Liberty PAC is to change to composition of South Carolina’s General Assembly so that it consistently supports conservative principles.

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