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Nov 19, 2020

How to have healthy conversations about politics 

  Though the pandemic may limit the amount of political conversations you have with family members this holiday season, it’s likely you’ll still run into quite a few in the upcoming months. And in a deeply divided political climate, it’s difficult to talk with others with opposing views without the conversation turning into a full […]

Jun 11, 2018

All 7 of South Carolina’s US House seats in play

COLUMBIA (AP) Voters of South Carolina’s 4th congressional district face a crowded field in June 12’s primary. Some 13 Republicans and five Democrats are vying for the seat now held by Rep. Trey Gowdy. He announced his retirement from Congress earlier this year. Republicans have held the seat anchored by Greenville and Spartanburg for two […]

Apr 10, 2018

SC Republicans propose closing state’s primary elections

COLUMBIA (AP) South Carolina Republicans took the first step toward ending the state’s practice of crossover voting during primary elections, announcing that the party would ask voters if they feel they should have the option to affiliate with a political party when registering to vote. The advisory referendum proposed by state GOP Chairman Drew McKissick […]

Apr 2, 2018

Hundreds of candidates file for South Carolina’s elections

COLUMBIA (AP) The candidate slates for South Carolina’s elections were set on March 30, with hundreds of candidates meeting a noon filing deadline for statewide constitutional offices, U.S. House seats, Statehouse and local-level races. Two congressmen have drawn June primary challengers, while the other five U.S. House incumbents face major party opposition in the fall. […]

Mar 27, 2018

Democratic SC governor hopeful Willis picks running mate

COLUMBIA (AP) A Democrat hoping to become South Carolina’s next governor has announced a state lawmaker as her running mate in this year’s election. Florence attorney Marguerite Willis said March 27 on Twitter that she had selected state Sen. John Scott as her pick for lieutenant governor. Scott has represented Columbia in the state Senate since […]

Mar 15, 2018

South Carolina House approves budget, sends to the Senate

COLUMBIA (AP) South Carolina House lawmakers have approved a budget to fund state government for the coming year. Legislators late March 13 voted 116-2 to approve the state’s more than $8 billion budget plan. The chamber reconvened early March 14 for another required vote on the measure before sending it to the state Senate. The only dissenters […]

Mar 15, 2018

Voters make selection to replace ex-Rep. Rick Quinn

LEXINGTON (AP) An athletic trainer and fitness center owner is the Republican pick to replace a former South Carolina lawmaker who resigned amid a corruption probe. Local media outlets report Lexington County voters on March 13 picked Chris Wooten as the Republican nominee in South Carolina’s House District 69. He defeated Lexington School District One board […]

Feb 9, 2018

South Carolina lawmaker proposes delaying primary election

COLUMBIA (AP) A South Carolina lawmaker has proposed delaying filing for this year’s elections because the state has not passed a law to allow candidates for lieutenant governor and governor to run on the same ticket. Republican Sen. Harvey Peeler of Gaffney on Feb. 8 floated a proposal that would also put off this year’s June […]

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