Politics & Government

Senator DeMint town hall stays civil in Myrtle beach

A health care town hall featuring U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint drew more people from both parties than anyone expected, but the atmosphere inside and outside the restaurant stayed civil.

The Horry County Republican Party hosted the event at Rioz Steakhouse in Myrtle Beach, where a line of people stretched out the door and through the parking lot. Many people either struggled to hear DeMint from the porch or left.

``The big issue right now is the debate about health care. Should the government control it or make what's working, work better? Well, I say we make it better, not start from scratch,'' DeMint said opening the meeting.

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