Sanford questions Colbert Busch on job creation - WCBD-TV: News, Weather, and Sports for Charleston, SC

Sanford questions Colbert Busch on job creation

Posted: Updated:
CHARLESTON, SC -

Former Gov. Mark Sanford says stimulus funds are no way to create jobs.

Bringing a basket of laundry with him, Sanford visited a dry cleaner in Mount Pleasant and spoke with reporters Monday during his campaign for the state's 1st District congressional seat.

Sanford was among the first U.S. governors to refuse federal stimulus money. The Republican said his Democratic opponent, Elizabeth Colbert (KOHL'-buhrt) Busch, has called the Clemson Wind Turbine Research facility in North Charleston a good use of stimulus money.

But Sanford says even the Obama administration has noted the facility created or saved only 134 jobs at about $320,000 per job. Sanford says a better way to create jobs is reduce taxes and government regulation.

The Colbert Busch campaign did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

  • Teen suspects arrested for Northwoods Mall shooting

    Teen suspects arrested for Northwoods Mall shooting

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:40:32 GMT
    Northwoods Mall.Northwoods Mall.
    According to officials just before 12:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Northwoods Mall near Books-A-Million in reference to a shooting.
    According to officials just before 12:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Northwoods Mall near Books-A-Million in reference to a shooting.
  • Governor meets with leaders in Atlantic Beach Tuesday

    Governor meets with leaders in Atlantic Beach Tuesday

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:05:03 GMT
    Governor Nikki Haley will be meeting with Atlantic Beach officials Tuesday morning. In May, she met with local leaders and said Bike Fest should end after this year's violence that coincided with the Memorial Day Bike Fest. During the May meeting, she privately met with several Horry County leaders including Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes and Horry County Chairman Mark Lazarus. She was reportedly shown a five minute compilation of Bike Fest and Memorial Day Weekend clips found on YouTube. "I ...
    Governor Nikki Haley will be meeting with Atlantic Beach officials Tuesday morning. In May, she met with local leaders and said Bike Fest should end after this year's violence that coincided with the Memorial Day Bike Fest. During the May meeting, she privately met with several Horry County leaders including Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes and Horry County Chairman Mark Lazarus. She was reportedly shown a five minute compilation of Bike Fest and Memorial Day Weekend clips found on YouTube. "I ...
  • CrossFit athletes at risk for muscle disease

    CrossFit athletes at risk for muscle disease

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:10:15 GMT
    A disease that used to primarily show up in sports like football is raising concerns among CrossFitters.
    A disease that used to primarily show up in sports like football is raising concerns among CrossFitters.
Powered by WorldNow

210 W. Coleman Blvd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Telephone: 843.216.4875
Fax: 843.881.3410
Email: news@wcbd.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.