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National Briefing / South Carolina

GOP apology for disparaging Jews

October 21, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Two Republican county officials have apologized after they disparaged Jews in a newspaper opinion article in support of a fiscally conservative U.S. senator.

The chairmen, Edwin Merwin Jr. and Jim Ulmer, wrote the article in the Sunday edition of the Times and Democrat of Orangeburg.

In backing Republican Sen. Jim DeMint's opposition to congressional earmarks, they wrote:

"There is a saying that the Jews who are wealthy got that way not by watching dollars, but instead by taking care of the pennies and the dollars taking care of themselves."

The chairmen released statements of apology through the state GOP.

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