State Sen. Larry Grooms has won an early endorsement in his bid for the Republican gubernatorial nomination from S.C. "Tea Party" activists.
The campaign announced Tuesday that organizers of the grass-roots, limited government activists had endorsed Grooms.
"While other Republicans were enjoying the pork and hiding their votes, Senator Grooms was building a caucus of a dozen other true conservatives and getting things done," Anderson Tea Party organizer Jonathon Hill said in a statement.
The Tea Party movement was founded to support limited government and has established a foothold among South Carolina conservatives. Thousands have attended national and local protests and the members are working to influence 2010 election in South Carolina and elsewhere, such as the recent special Congressional election in Upstate New York.
“Larry Grooms not only represents the principles of liberty and conservative values that we believe, but no other candidate has literally been there with us like Larry Grooms," Charleston activist Ron Parks said in a statement.