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Florence Republicans to hear talk about faith

March 9, 2019

FLORENCE, S.C. – The monthly meeting of the Florence County Republican Party will feature Chad Connelly, former national director of Faith Engagement for the Republican National Committee.

Connelly is expected to address the Florence County Republicans on the need for people of faith to be involved in the political arena. He will also talk about President Donald Trump’s support of people of faith, the protection of religious freedom in churches and communities, and some initiatives that churches can and should legitimately be involved in to promote conservative values in the political process.

Also at the meeting, the Florence County Republican Party will be planning the reorganization this month of precincts for the 2019-20 years and the Florence County Republican Convention scheduled for April.

Connelly, a native South Carolinian, is a former chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party. He also ran in the 2016 Republican primary for a 2017 special election the state’s Fifth Congressional District, coming in fourth. The election was later won by fellow Republican Ralph Norman. The Fifth Congressional District includes all of Cherokee, Chester, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Union and York counties and parts of Newberry, Spartanburg and Sumter counties.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at the Floyd Conference Center at 1592 Freedom Blvd. in Florence. Light refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m.