Forest stumps

Published 10:00 pm Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Dan Forest, GOP candidate for lieutenant governor, spent his Tuesday morning getting to know Beaufort County.
After meeting with party members, he knocked on doors, visited local eateries and spoke to businessmen, asking for the issues nearest and dearest to them.
“We actually had a really good morning going door to door… getting the pulse of the town,” Forest said. “They agreed with what we were saying. Government is too big, out of control.”
Forest spoke to people at Hardees and Bojangles before he left for his next stop.
Buzz Cayton accompanied Forest on the tour.
“I think his approach was good because a lot of times, politicians come here looking for something in return. This was a refreshing approach,” Cayton said.
The biggest issues Forest identified on his tour were job creation and attracting small businesses.
“We have to do something to create a climate that is business-friendly,” Forest said.
The stop was part of Forest’s 67-county tour that he will be on for the next 50 days. He said people east of 95 and west of 97 often feel ignored by politicians. But Forest said he wanted to give everyone their due.
“If a politician is not willing to show up before the election, there’s a pretty good chance they’re not going to show up after the election,” Forest said.