American Party of SC nominates candidates for a handful of offices

Posted May 15, 2016 10:28 pm | Filed under Featured, Local News, News

The American Party of South Carolina Saturday selected its nominees for president, the US Senate, three congressional seats and a state house seat.

The 61 delegates from nine counties chose Clemson University professor Peter Skewes as the party’s presidential nominee.

Columbia attorney Michael Scarborough was nominated as the American Party’s US Senate candidate to run against Republican incumbent Tim Scott.

Attorney Rudy Barnes of Little Mountain was nominated to run for the 5th Congressional District seat currently occupied by Republican Mick Mulvaney.

Party delegate Sam Griswold, former director of the state Department of Social Services, says The American Party needs to raise at least $100,000 so that it doesn’t have to rely on volunteers only.

The American Party was created as a third-party alternative to what its leaders call the divisive two party system that exists in the US now.

It hopes to expand beyond South Carolina.