facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Rep. Jim Clymer endorses Sen. John Kerry

Jan. 29, 2004 at 12:54 PM   |   Comments

GREENVILLE, S.C., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A national leader among African-American lawmakers Thursday endorsed Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., in his South Carolina bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., made clear that his endorsement was based, at least partly, on Kerry's ability to beat President Bush in the general election.

Clyburn's endorsement could be significant in the February 3 primary, where as many as half the Democrats casting ballots are expected to be African-American.

The state's senior U.S. senator, Ernest "Fritz" Hollings, has already endorsed Kerry.

In accepting Clyburn's endorsement, Kerry hit hard at the Bush administration's economic record, noting that the state's textile industry has suffered extensive job losses.

Kerry promised to crack down on tax breaks for companies that close U.S. plants to move work overseas.

"It's unfair when the government of the United States of America asks taxpayers, through our tax code, to actually subsidize it," he said. "I will close every loophole, every benefit, any reward for any Benedict Arnold company or CEO who decides to take American jobs and money overseas and stick the American people with the bill."

© 2004 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Merkel urges Putin to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine Merkel urges Putin to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine
2
Lindsey Graham fears ISIS will come kill us all, in a not at all hysterical way Lindsey Graham fears ISIS will come kill us all, in a not at all hysterical way
3
Rush Limbaugh: Women actually are consenting when they say 'no' Rush Limbaugh: Women actually are consenting when they say 'no'
4
Venezuela's Socialist Party unveils new prayer 'Our Chavez who art in heaven' Venezuela's Socialist Party unveils new prayer 'Our Chavez who art in heaven'
5
Census: number of Americans living in poverty down, still above 45 million Census: number of Americans living in poverty down, still above 45 million
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback