Many thanks to the Anderson Independent Mail’s Coverage of Monday’s (03.12.2012) announcement event.
Anderson Independent Mail: SEN. KEVIN BRYANT WILL SEEK ANOTHER TERM
By Mike Ellis Published Monday, March 12, 2012
POWDERSVILLE — State Sen. Kevin Bryant announced his re-election campaign Monday by touting his strong conservative side.
He made the announcement at the Powdersville Volunteer Fire Department before a crowd of about 60. Bryant said it was fitting to begin his campaign in the most conservative area of his district, an area he called “Conservativeville.”
“Whatever you hear me say in Anderson,” he said, “you’ll see me do in Columbia.”
Anderson County Republican Party Chairman Dan Harvell said he would not endorse Bryant, to stay neutral until filing deadlines pass, but added that Bryant was part of the most conservative caucus in the Senate.
Bryant said he gets ridiculed as a “right-wing flamethrower” for his inflexibility but he stands by his objections to abortion, his stringent anti-debt stances and insistence on variety of conservative-first principles.
Bryant, owner of Bryant Pharmacy in Anderson, is in his second four-year term as a state senator.
After redistricting, Bryant’s District 3 now covers the northern half of Anderson County, including Powdersville, much of Anderson and Pendleton.
Bryant said he intends to file for election this week.