The Crew | McCain grabs most GOP House members

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The State is reporting that House Majority Leader Jim Merrill will roll out over two dozen State House endorsements today for John McCain. Jim Merrill was McCain’s 2000 state director.

We can only guess that you will see Shirley Hinson, Annette Young, Converse Chellis, Bill Cotty, Doc Dantzler, Adam Taylor, Kris Crawford, Jim Harrison, Bill Whitmire, Joan Brady, Phillip Lowe, Doug Smith, Kenny Bigham, Tracy Edge, Marion Fry, Bill Herbkersman, Mike Gambrell, Gene Pinson, Mike Pitts, Gary Smith…

+ Harrell and Merill = 22. We hear its actually closer to 40, so that leaves 18 more. Who could they be?

[UPDATE] OH , how could we forget Gloria Haskins? It’s probably because we’ve tried to forget about her. That makes 21 left.

http://thestatecom.typepad.com/ygatoday/2007/01/mccain_reels_in.html

McCain reels in S.C. House endorsements

House Majority Leader Jim Merrill, R-Charleston, and more than two dozen other Republican lawmakers will endorse U.S. Sen. John McCain’s bid for president at a news conference today.

The McCain campaign confirmed the news early Wednesday.

Merrill and the others, whose names were not immediately available, will be joined by House Speaker Bobby Harrell, R-Charleston, at the State House news conference as soon as the House adjourns for the day.

Harrell had already announced his support for the Arizona Republican’s 2008 campaign. The House will convene at 10 a.m. today and is not expected to be in session for very long.

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