State treasurer Curtis Loftis has endorsed Newberry County salesman Chad Connelly in May's South Carolina Republican Party chairman election.
Connelly is seeking to replace outgoing chairwoman Karen Floyd. Other candidates include Greenville attorney Stephen Brown, Orangeburg attorney Bill Connor and Barnwell County GOP chairman Ben Kinlaw.
"All too often, politicians talk about being conservative but once elected they seem to lose their way...," Loftis said in a statement. "Chad will work to ensure our campaign rhetoric becomes the action of our governance. Chad has served our party for nearly two decades as a proven leader and will no doubt govern our Party with integrity and honor."