June 20th, 2007
11:28 AM ET
12 years ago

Giuliani camp swiftly finds South Carolina replacement

Ravenel was charged with distribution of cocaine Tuesday night.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign has named a new South Carolina state chairman, one day after the GOP presidential hopeful’s former state chair Thomas Ravenel was indicted on federal cocaine charges.

Barry Wynn, a former chairman of the South Carolina GOP, will assume the role, the campaign announced this morning.

“Barry has been a driving force behind our success in South Carolina and he is the natural choice to lead our efforts in the Palmetto State,” Giuliani's political director Mark Campbell said in a statement.

In the same statement, Wynn hailed Giuliani for possessing "the common sense, experience, and vision that South Carolinians are looking for in their next president."

Ravenel, the South Carolina state treasurer, was charged with distribution of cocaine Tuesday night. Giuliani's campaign issued a brief statement following the indictments, saying Ravenel had stepped down from the post and it had no information on the charges.

 - CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

Filed under: Rudy Giuliani
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. sft, orlando, florida

    Why not Rush Limbaugh?

    June 20, 2007 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  2. Tim

    Hahahaha. Oh man it just keeps getting better and better with Giuliani. Ties with members of the mob, lack of knowledge in foreign affairs and now cocaine dealers. People who like Giuliani are brain dead and should be taken off life support.

    June 21, 2007 07:43 am at 7:43 am |
  3. Reyna Ramos

    I think that is a good idea to enforce the military strength in U.S for protection but I think, that if you become presidentthe you should pull out the military out of Iraq in order to prevent innoccen to contunue dying.

    June 21, 2007 07:55 am at 7:55 am |