Lexington, SC (Paul Kirby) - Adair Ford Boroughs, candidate for U.S. Congress in South Carolina’s Second District, announced this week that her campaign raised over $700,000 in 2019. She posted the largest first-year sum for a Democratic candidate in the history of SC-02. South Carolina’s Second Congressional District stretches from a portion of Richland County through Lexington, Aiken and Barnwell counties.According to her campaign, these funds set the stage for a strong election year. Adair's 4th quarter fundraising total was $205,800.
The current congressman who holds that seat is Joe Wilson. He’s served for over a decade. He’s a resident of Springdale, SC where he lives with his wife Roxanne. In past elections, many have tried to unseat him however, none have ever been successful.
In Adair’s first fundraising quarter, she raised more than twice what incumbent Republican Joe Wilson did. She raised $245,000, setting a record for a Democratic candidate in SC-02, the Republican heavy Congressional District. In her second quarter she out-raised Wilson again by $50,000.
Rep. Joe Wilson has raised over half of his money from corporate PACs and special interests, according to Adair’s campaign. Meanwhile, Adair has pledged to take no money from corporate Political Action Committees (PACS) and she and her campaign believe that her continued fundraising success reveals a groundswell of local and state-wide support from individuals.
“South Carolinians deserve a leader who will represent them, not corporate interests, in Congress,” Adair said in a statement. “The people of this district are facing too much right now, from rising drug costs, stagnant wages, crumbling infrastructure to the threats of the climate crisis, to have a Congressman who answers only to the people who are causing those problems. I’m so thankful for everyone who chipped in their time, money, and enthusiasm for this campaign in 2019 - and I’m ready for the year ahead!”
Adair Ford Boroughs is a former public school teacher, and an accomplished attorney who served in the Department of Justice and federal courts before founding the first and only South Carolina nonprofit law firm offering high-quality, affordable, legal services to clients of modest means. She grew up in a double wide-trailer in Williston, South Carolina, the daughter of a cabinet maker and a public school teacher. If elected as South Carolina’s next Congresswoman, Adair Ford Boroughs will stand up to corporate interests and bring strong, local leadership back to the people of the Second District.
You can find out more about Adair Ford Buroughs by going to her website at www.adairforcongress.com.