Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Members of South Carolina's new political party met the public last week.
The American Party of South Carolina held a news conference at the State House Friday.
The group was certified last week.
Former State Education Superintendent Jim Rex and Dr. Oscar Lovelace co-founded the party.
It's based on four main principals: legislate and govern from the middle, increase the economic global competitiveness of our state and country, stop growth of political class and career politicians, hold political parties accountable for their candidates and officeholders.
Rex hopes the party will expand beyond the state borders by 2016.