Off to Washington, DC

North Myrtle Beach Mayor Marilyn Hatley, Councilman Gregory Duckworth, and North Strand Coastal Wind Team member Monroe Baldwin are off to Capitol Hill tomorrow to meet with lobbyist consultants and national leaders to gain an understanding of federal dollars and opportunities.


Howard Marlowe, president of Marlowe & Co., said his firm has been lobbying in the House for a wind energy project for North Myrtle Beach, S.C., which is based in Rep. Henry Brown Jr.’s (R-S.C.) district.

With the House Republican ban on earmarks and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) refusing to submit earmark requests, however, Marlowe and his client will have to rely on Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) for help.

“We have got to hope we can sell our client’s request to Sen. Graham,” Marlowe said. “If that doesn’t work, we will have to go to Plan B, which we don’t know yet.”

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