State representative Thad Viers drops out of 7th District Congressional Race

Representative Thad T. Viers (R) Horry County

Horry County, SC (WACH)- South Carolina Representative Thad Viers was arrested by Myrtle Beach Police after the department said he continued to call, text and email an ex- girlfriend for more than five months after the couple broke up.

Viers is a State Representative representing Horry County. He was one of the first candidates to declare for the newly created Congressional District.

Viers said in a statement, "As of today, I am withdrawing from the race for South Carolinaâ??s new 7th Congressional District due to personal reasons, and I will not be a candidate for any office in 2012. While I had hoped to join South Carolinaâ??s conservative congressional delegation in fighting back against Washingtonâ??s out-of-control spending spree, now is not the time. Instead, I will focus on building my law practice and advocating free market principles here in Horry County."

Viers represents House District 68, serving Horry County.