SC Democrats demolish sand sculpture of GOP candidates

Members of The Democratic Women of Horry County, S.C., demolish the Republican 2012 Primary Debate sand sculpture Monday, Jan. 23, 2012. The organization secured the rights to demolish the sand sculpture.

Steve Jessmore

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The presidential primary is over, and some South Carolina Democrats are ready to go pound sand.

The Democratic Women of Horry County group used pink shovels Monday to start dismantling the Myrtle Beach sand sculpture depicting six Republican presidential hopefuls.

The sculpture was a prominent feature of the Jan. 16 GOP debate, and took over 700,000 pounds of sand to make.

A bulldozer finished the job Monday. The sand is recycled and used to make sculptures for other big events in the area.

The group got the right to take down the sand sculpture after making a $200 donation to Mothers Against Violence, a group committed to reducing local crime rates.