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Noem to headline GOP event in early-voting South Carolina

Jul. 23, 2021 06:12 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, possibly mulling a 2024 White House bid, is making her debut in South Carolina next month — an introductory step in the first Southern state to cast Republican-primary votes for president. Noem will speak Aug. 23 at...

South Dakota's Noem taking swings at potential 2024 rivals

Jul. 18, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Long before the first presidential nomination contest of 2024, most potential Republican candidates are just getting a sense of the political landscape, tiptoeing through early-voting states and trying to make friends in key places. Then there's Kristi Noem. ...

SC State fires university president after enrollment drop

Jul. 13, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina State University's board of trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to oust James Clark as president. The firing followed complaints by alumni and faculty that Clark had failed to turn around a significant drop in enrollment over the...

Nikki Haley endorses NJ GOP gov candidate Jack Ciattarelli

Jul. 09, 2021 15:23 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former U.N. ambassador and South Carolina governor Nikki Haley endorsed New Jersey GOP gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli on Friday. Haley will attend a fundraiser for Ciattarelli on Sunday, according to the candidate's campaign. ...

Today in History

Jul. 09, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, July 9, the 190th day of 2021. There are 175 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 9, 2004, a Senate Intelligence Committee report concluded the CIA had provided...

Pompeo to headline GOP dinner in early-voting South Carolina

Jul. 06, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is set to keynote the signature fundraiser for the Republican Party in South Carolina, home to the first Southern presidential primary and a crucial destination for potential White House hopefuls of both major parties. ...

SC mom finally has hope after son’s death case went cold

Jul. 04, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

BARNWELL, S.C. (AP) — Sandy Smith felt vindicated. Finally. Last week, at her home on a dirt road in rural Barnwell, S.C., she watched a TV interview with Todd Proctor, the man who led the investigation into her 19-year-old son’s death. The former...

Senate OKs Lightsey as new South Carolina Commerce director

Jun. 29, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A longtime business executive at AT&T and General Motors became the leader of South Carolina's Commerce Department on Tuesday after a unanimous vote of the Senate. Harry M. Lightsey III takes over for Bobby Hitt who is retiring after running...

'It definitely feels early': GOP's long race to 2024 begins

Jun. 29, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In the past week alone, Nikki Haley regaled activists in Iowa, Mike Pence courted donors in California and Donald Trump returned to the rally stage, teasing a third campaign for the White House. The midterms are more than a year away, and...

South Carolina's Tim Scott launches 2022 reelection campaign

Jun. 28, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

GALIVANTS FERRY, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tim Scott launched his reelection campaign Monday, arguing in a series of stops across South Carolina that he and other Republicans represent progress and stability for voters in this deeply conservative state. “Sometimes...