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Tim Scott Statement on NAACP Resolution Condemning Tea Party as "Racist"

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Tim Scott, Republican candidate for Congress in South Carolina's First Congressional District, issued the following statement today:

"I understand that the NAACP, at its annual conference in Kansas City, will vote today on a resolution condemning the Tea Party movement as "racist". I believe that the NAACP is making a grave mistake in stereotyping a diverse group of Americans who care deeply about their country and who contribute their time, energy and resources to make a difference."

"As I campaign in South Carolina, I participate in numerous events sponsored by the Tea Party, 9/12, Patriot, and other like-minded groups, and I have had the opportunity to get to know many of the men and women who make up these energetic grassroots organizations. Americans need to know that the Tea Party is a color-blind movement that has principled differences with many of the leaders in Washington, both Democrats and Republicans. Their aim is to support the strongest candidates -- regardless of color or background -- who will fight to return our country to its Constitutional roots of limited government, fiscal responsibility, and free markets."


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