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Dem South Carolina gov ticket aims to appeal to all voters

Oct. 19, 2018 12:15 PM EDT

WALHALLA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's conservative Upstate isn't typically where Democratic candidates devote much campaign time. But for gubernatorial ticket James Smith and Mandy Powers Norrell, it's where they feel their message has the ability to resonate with voters not typically reached by...

South Carolina lawmakers to Trump: Save nuclear fuel project

Oct. 18, 2018 6:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and the state's congressional delegation urged President Donald Trump on Thursday to reconsider his administration's plan to shut down a half-built nuclear fuel facility in their state. A federal appeals court last week allowed the Energy Department to...

South Carolina hires consultant to study public utility sale

Oct. 18, 2018 7:44 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers have hired a Virginia firm to study the possible sale of the state owned utility Santee Cooper, after the failure of a nuclear project. The State newspaper reported the decision to hire ICF International of Fairfax, Virginia, came after lawmakers met with the...

South Carolina gov hopefuls clash in 1st of 2 debates

Oct. 17, 2018 10:53 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — With less than three weeks until Election Day, the men vying to be South Carolina's next governor got a chance Wednesday to begin drawing their final contrasts as voters prepare to decide between them. The debate in Florence is the first of two general election debates for Republican...

The Latest: South Carolina gov hopefuls draw final contrasts

Oct. 17, 2018 8:12 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the first of two general election debates between the candidates competing for South Carolina governor (all times local): 8:15 p.m. The men vying to be South Carolina's next governor are drawing their final contrasts as voters prepare to decide between them in next...

Ex-VP Biden campaigns for Democratic gubernatorial candidate

Oct. 13, 2018 2:05 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is returning to South Carolina this weekend to stump for the Democratic nominee for governor. On Saturday, state Rep. James Smith planned to appear at a fundraiser in Charleston with the former vice president, according to Smith's campaign. Last month,...

South Carolina Democrats: Better if Sanders 'got lost'

Oct. 10, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As Bernie Sanders prepares to return to South Carolina to feel out a potential 2020 presidential bid, some Democrats in this heavily Republican state say the visit isn't wanted or helpful to their candidates in advance of next month's election. The state, home to the...

South Carolina editorial roundup

Oct. 10, 2018 1:38 PM EDT

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ Oct. 8 The Post and Courier of Charleston on a utility company not providing documents over a former executive being paid nearly $2 million as a consultant: In the grand scheme of SCANA and Santee Cooper's $9 billion nuclear failure, $1.8 million in consulting...

Storm-weary Carolinas worry Michael could hurt rebuilding

Oct. 9, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In the storm-weary Carolinas, Hurricane Michael's approach is stoking fresh fears among homeowners who still have tarps on their roofs or industrial dehumidifiers drying their floors from destruction left by Hurricane Florence. Thousands of homes in North and South Carolina were...

Ad: SC Dem vying for governor isn't moderate he claims to be

Oct. 9, 2018 10:35 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Democrat vying to be South Carolina's next governor has acknowledged he'll need crossover support to win victory in November, but his Republican opponent is pointing out an endorsement state Rep. James Smith got from a progressive faction of the Democratic Party. Gov. Henry...