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Williamson campaign seeking state director

May 3, 2019

FLORENCE, S.C. – The presidential campaign of Marianne Williamson is searching for a new South Carolina director.

The Williamson campaign confirmed in an email Wednesday evening that Dr. Gloria Tinubu was no longer the state director and that an announcement for a replacement would be forthcoming in a couple of weeks.

Tinubu announced Wednesday that she is running for the Senate seat currently held by Republican Lindsey Graham .

Tinubu has previously run for office three times in the Palmetto State. She previously ran as the running mate of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Noble and for the Congressional District 7 seat twice against Republican Tom Rice.

The Noble campaign finished third out of three Democratic primary campaigns behind the campaign of Rep. James Smith and Mandy Powers Norrell, the nominees for governor and lieutenant governor, and Florence resident Marguerite Willis and Sen. John Scott.

Prior to that campaign, Tinubu was an early endorser of the Bernie Sanders campaign in 2016.

Williamson announced her candidacy on Jan. 28.