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Can’t bring Clemson, Carolina fans together, candidate acknowledges in new ad

Archie Parnell in a new ad released Monday.
Archie Parnell in a new ad released Monday.

With a week to go before next week’s special election primary, a S.C. candidate for Congress is advertising what he can’t do.

In an ad released Monday, Democratic candidate Archie Parnell of Sumter cuts off an announcer who calls him “the one man who will solve all your problems, and bring Clemson and Carolina fans together.”

“Wait, what?” Parnell interjects.

“Look, politicians promise, then don't deliver,” Parnell says, before promising to cut taxes, preserve Social Security and care for veterans. “I won't promise you the world, but I will work every day to make your life better.”

The TV ad is the first for Parnell to air ahead of the May 2 primary in South Carolina’s 5th District, when Parnell faces Alexis Frank and Les Murphy for the Democratic nomination.