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Mon Jan 6, 2020, 03:35 PM

 

Spartanburg SC Mayor Junie White endorses Sen. Warren

Spartanburg Mayor Junie White has endorsed Sen. Elizabeth Warren to be the Democratic Party's presidential nominee.

Although polls show former Vice President Joe Biden with a more-than 2-1 lead over the second and third highest favorites Warren and Bernie Sanders in South Carolina, the Democratic mayor said Sunday he believes Warren has the best chance at defeating Republican President Donald Trump in November.

"I just think she is the right candidate," White said. "She's a very independent woman, very smart woman. I like her ideas. (Trump) is going to be hard to beat, but she has a very good chance."

The South Carolina Democratic primary will be Saturday, Feb. 29. It is the fourth nominating contest in the Democratic presidential primaries...

https://www.goupstate.com/news/20200106/spartanburg-mayor-white-makes-presidential-candidate-endorsement
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BeyondGeography Jan 2020 OP
backtoblue Jan 2020 #1
Demsrule86 Jan 2020 #2
bluewater Jan 2020 #3
Demsrule86 Jan 2020 #4
bluewater Jan 2020 #5
blm Jan 2020 #6
BlueMTexpat Jan 2020 #7

Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 03:42 PM

1. K&R

 

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 04:11 PM

2. This Junie White?

 

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 04:25 PM

3. Seems so, he's the popular mayor of a racially diverse city.

 



Coleman provided a statement from Warren thanking White for his endorsement:

“As so many in Spartanburg know, Mayor Junie White has spent his life working to build an America that works for everyone. From serving in the Navy as a young man to opening a series of stations that not only fueled and repaired Spartanburg’s cars, but also provided secure jobs for so many who were formerly incarcerated and in need of a second chance, Junie has always been a fighter and a champion for the people of Spartanburg.
“I’m grateful to have Junie on our team and I look forward to working with him.”

His city seems to be very racially diverse, with a majority being people of color.

As of the census of 2010, there were 37,013 people, 15,989 households, and 9,721 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,066.3 people per square mile (799.9/km²). There were 17,696 housing units at an average density of 923.9 per square mile (356.8/km²). The racial makeup was 49.55% African-American, 47.15% White, 0.18% Native American, 1.33% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.76% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.78% of the population.


He was just re-elected in 2017:

Junie White will serve another term as Spartanburg mayor after defeating challenger Todd Horne in a runoff election.
White won with just over 57 percent of the vote, according to unofficial results from Spartanburg County Voter Registration and Elections.
Horne received almost 43 percent of the vote.

“I think people know me. They know what I’ve done and what I stand for,” White told 7 News on Tuesday night. “I treat everyone the same.”

White held his watch party at Wild Ace Pizza and Pub in downtown Spartanburg, where he was joined by dozens of family members and supporters.

https://www.wspa.com/news/junie-white-wins-another-term-as-mayor-of-spartanburg/


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Response to bluewater (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 04:46 PM

4. OK then...I don't know how helpful it will be. But time will tell.

 

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Response to Demsrule86 (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 05:01 PM

5. It's a solid endorsement!

 



They all help.



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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 05:17 PM

6. Warren beats Trump. She's the anti-corruption candidate to face

 

and replace the most corrupt WH in history.
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Response to BeyondGeography (Original post)

Mon Jan 6, 2020, 05:28 PM

7. She is the only one who really understands how

 

corrupt the current political system is - even with good intentions by so many.

No one else really "gets" that.

"Same-old same-old" will not do it now - or ever again. Our system and its institutions have literally been upended since Nov 2016. We need someone who recognizes that and has some good ideas, not only about how to get everything back on course, but to ensure that such a debacle NEVER happens again.
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