[media-credit id=18 align=”alignright” width=”300″][/media-credit]In one of his first post-federal government shutdown town hall forums, U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney Wednesday said he won’t blink if or when former state legislator Boyd Brown chooses to formally announce himself a challenger in the 2014 Congressional race.
Mulvaney represents South Carolina’s fifth congressional district, telling constituents at the Hood Center in Rock Hill that Democrats face a tough road ahead in federal elections.
“It’s a very tough time to be a federal office-seeker as a Democrat, Mulvaney said.
State races, he said, are a different story, including local races and the gubernatorial election.
“Obamacare is not very popular, the president is not very popular, Mulvaney said, citing Tuesday’s election for governor in Virginia. “I think what you saw in Virginia [Election] night, a race that the democrats thought they were going to run away with they won with 50,000 votes.”
Mulvaney delivered a twenty-minute presentation on Myths vs. Facts of the Affordable Care Act before taking questions from citizens for the next 90 minutes. Most in attendance were supporters, while a few grilled the junior lawmaker of his role in the federal government shutdown.