130 attend candidate luncheon

About 130 people attended the Picnic by the Sea luncheon Saturday sponsored by the Hilton Head Island Republican Club at the Oceanfront Resort's Shore House, according to a news release Monday from organizers.

Among the speakers were state Sen. Tom Davis; Ken Ard, the GOP nominee for lieutenant governor; state superintendent of education candidate Mick Zais; Doug Henderson, who is running as a petition candidate for Beaufort County treasurer; secretary of state candidate Mark Hammond; and several Hilton Head Island mayoral and Town Council candidates. A representative from U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint's office also spoke.