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      Chad Prosser announces candidacy for 7th Congressional District

      NewsChannel 15 just learned that Chad Prosser, former Horry County Council Chairman and former director of the state's office of parks, recreation and tourism, is a candidate for South Carolina's newly formed 7th Congressional District.

      Prosser says as head of PRT under Governor Mark Sanford he "took a no-nonsense approach to fiscal conservatism and public accountability."

      Prosser says he not only saved taxpayer dollars - he helped small businesses create private sector jobs.

      As for his 8 years on Horry County Council, Prosser said his "pro-growth strategy for the county supported businesses and encouraged economic development."

      "The 7th Congressional district needs a proven conservative reformer in Washington who has the experience and the dedication to clean up the Beltway mess," said Prosser. "I have a track record in both the public and private sectors of tackling the tough issues head on, and I will bring that same tenacity to Washington, where I will fight to end the runaway spending train and repeal job-killing regulations."

      Click here for a list of District 7 candidates thus far.