Harpootlian gets endorsement from former VP Biden

Harpootlian gets endorsement from former VP Biden
Democrat Dick Harpootlian is seeking to fill the seat vacated by former Republican Senator John Courson following his resignation and guilty plea on public corruption charges.

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Dick Harpootlian just received a big endorsement from a former vice president.

On Wednesday, officials with the Harpootlian campaign announced the former Fifth Circuit Solicitor and SC Democratic Party Chairman has been endorsed by Joe Biden.

"I've known Dick for a long time," Biden said in a statement. "He's a fighter who stops at nothing to get things done and makes South Carolina a much better place.  He has a reputation for fighting hard against crime and supporting public education.  On Election Day, you have an opportunity to send someone to the Senate that is going to make South Carolina school's stronger, end corruption and fight to fix the traffic and roads issue around South Carolina. So join me for supporting Dick Harpootlian for State Senate."

Harpootlian is running for the District 20 seat, which represents Lexington and Richland Counties. The seat was vacated by John Courson after pleading guilty to misconduct in office.

Harpootlian will face Kyle Lacio and Dayna Smith in the August 14 primary.

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