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2021-07-26 20:26:31
by Ansley Puckett
South Carolina Governor Adds Mental Health Resources to Student IDs

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signed the Student Identification Card Suicide Prevention Act, requiring public and private schools in the... Read More

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signed the Student Identification Card Suicide Prevention Act, requiring public and private schools in the state to provide a crisis hotline resource of their choosing on student ID card. “This law not only provides our... Read More

2021-07-08 17:48:02
by Ansley Puckett
Battle Over Abortion Bill in South Carolina Continues

COLUMBIA, S.C.- South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and others have appealed a federal court’s preliminary injunction preventing them implementing a... Read More

COLUMBIA, S.C.- South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and others have appealed a federal court’s preliminary injunction preventing them implementing a ban on the abortion of a fetus with a detectable heartbeat. McMaster signed the South Carolina Fetal Heartbeat and Protection... Read More

2021-06-29 13:18:25
by Ansley Puckett
South Carolina Governor Signs Bill to Protect Small Businesses

COLUMBIA, S.C.- South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signed a bill on June 24 that protects small businesses from COVID-related lawsuits.  ... Read More

COLUMBIA, S.C.- South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signed a bill on June 24 that protects small businesses from COVID-related lawsuits.   The South Carolina COVID-19 Liability Safe Harbor Act provides legal immunity to businesses, health care facilities and state agencies that... Read More

2021-06-10 23:36:23
by Victoria Turner
Public-Private Partnerships, Accurate Maps Should Drive US Broadband Deployment

In South Carolina, the state government is matching broadband service providers dollar-for-dollar if they build out networks to the identified... Read More

In South Carolina, the state government is matching broadband service providers dollar-for-dollar if they build out networks to the identified unserved areas, said Andrew Rein, chief financial officer of telecommunications provider Hargray, Wednesday. And the need for accurately mapping these... Read More

2021-04-27 12:35:47
by Dan McCue
Former Rep. Cunningham Running for S.C. Governor

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Former Rep. Joe Cunningham put an end to months of speculation Monday, formally announcing that he will... Read More

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Former Rep. Joe Cunningham put an end to months of speculation Monday, formally announcing that he will challenge incumbent Republican Gov. Henry McMaster in this year’s gubernatorial race. Cunningham became a political sensation in the Palmetto State... Read More

2020-10-31 00:31:33
by TWN Staff
SC-01: Nancy Mace (R)

About Mace: State Representative Nancy Mace is a single mom who grew up in the Lowcountry, works there and is... Read More

About Mace: State Representative Nancy Mace is a single mom who grew up in the Lowcountry, works there and is raising her family there. She has a 100% rating with Conservation Voters of South Carolina. She grew up in Goose... Read More

2020-10-31 00:29:51
by TWN Staff
SC-01: Joe Cunningham (D)

About Cunningham: Joe Cunningham and his wife, Amanda, live in West Ashley where they are raising their son, Boone.  Along... Read More

About Cunningham: Joe Cunningham and his wife, Amanda, live in West Ashley where they are raising their son, Boone.  Along for the ride is their five-year-old rescue dog, a terrier mutt named Teddy.   Cunningham spends about 100 days a year... Read More

2020-10-28 15:15:48
by Dan McCue
South Carolina Counties Told Not to Reject Absentee Ballots Over Mismatched Signatures

A federal judge has prohibited the rejection of absentee ballots in South Carolina on the basis of a perceived mismatch... Read More

A federal judge has prohibited the rejection of absentee ballots in South Carolina on the basis of a perceived mismatch of the voter's signature and ordered a review of any ballots already set aside due to alleged signature discrepancies. In... Read More

2020-10-28 14:52:51
by TWN Staff
SC Senate: Jamie Harrison (D)

About Harrison: The son of a single teenage mom, and raised by his grandparents in Orangeburg, S.C., Harrison overcame the... Read More

About Harrison: The son of a single teenage mom, and raised by his grandparents in Orangeburg, S.C., Harrison overcame the challenges of poverty with the help of teachers and mentors who believed in him. From a mobile home to Yale... Read More

2020-10-28 12:53:28
by TWN Staff
SC Senate: Lindsey Graham (R)

About Graham:  Lindsey Graham was raised in Central, S.C., where he lived with his family in a single room behind... Read More

About Graham:  Lindsey Graham was raised in Central, S.C., where he lived with his family in a single room behind the liquor store, restaurant, and pool hall owned by his parents. After law school, Graham joined the U.S. Air Force... Read More

2020-10-06 19:26:47
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Restores Witness Requirement for South Carolina Absentee Ballots

WASHINGTON - Within hours of the start of its new term on Monday, the Supreme Court revived a South Carolina... Read More

WASHINGTON - Within hours of the start of its new term on Monday, the Supreme Court revived a South Carolina law that requires absentee ballots to be returned accompanied by a witness's signature. Lower courts had set aside the law,... Read More

2020-09-04 15:31:58
by Dan McCue
Biden, Harris Left Off First Sample Ballot In South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris have been added to sample ballots... Read More

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris have been added to sample ballots in South Carolina after initially being left off the voter education pieces. The sample ballots were made public Thursday, and... Read More

2020-07-13 13:22:28
by Dan McCue
Joe Cunningham Launches First TV Ad, Kicking Off Re-Election Campaign

Nineteen months ago a Democrat who had never run for elected office stunned the political intelligentsia and won a U.S.... Read More

Nineteen months ago a Democrat who had never run for elected office stunned the political intelligentsia and won a U.S. House seat when barely anyone thought he would succeed. South Carolina's 1st Congressional District, snaking along the southeastern coastline of... Read More

2020-06-09 14:10:35
by Dan McCue
GOP State Lawmakers Make Bid to Keep Trump, RNC in North Carolina

Republican lawmakers in North Carolina plan to vote Tuesday on a measure that would allow President Donald Trump to speak... Read More

Republican lawmakers in North Carolina plan to vote Tuesday on a measure that would allow President Donald Trump to speak in front of a capacity crowd at the Republican National Convention in Charlotte without the restrictions officials have imposed on... Read More

2020-03-03 16:50:55
by Dan McCue
Voters in South Carolina Primary Broke Turnout Record

Saturday's First-in-the-South Democratic presidential primary had the highest turnout ever recorded in the history of the contest. According to the... Read More

Saturday's First-in-the-South Democratic presidential primary had the highest turnout ever recorded in the history of the contest. According to the South Carolina Democratic Party, more than 539,000 voters cast a ballot in the primary, about 7,000 more than cast a... Read More

2020-03-02 15:21:03
by Dan McCue
Biden Revives Campaign in South Carolina, Buttigieg, Steyer Bow Out

Former Vice President Joe Biden had long said South Carolina would be his "firewall" and on Saturday, his faith in... Read More

Former Vice President Joe Biden had long said South Carolina would be his "firewall" and on Saturday, his faith in the state proved well placed as it handed him a commanding victory and his first primary win in three decades... Read More

2020-02-26 19:31:13
by Dan McCue
Jim Clyburn, 'Kingmaker of South Carolina Politics,' Endorses Biden Ahead of Primary

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, widely considered to be the political kingmaker in South Carolina, endorsed former Vice President Joe... Read More

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, widely considered to be the political kingmaker in South Carolina, endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden Wednesday, just three days ahead of the nation's First in the South primary. The endorsement was announced minutes after... Read More

Clyburn Warns Sanders Victory May Endanger House Democrats

WASHINGTON — The highest-ranking African-American in Congress warned that if Bernie Sanders is the 2020 Democratic nominee the party could... Read More

WASHINGTON — The highest-ranking African-American in Congress warned that if Bernie Sanders is the 2020 Democratic nominee the party could lose many of the moderate seats they won to retake the House in 2018. “It’s going to be tough to... Read More

2020-02-18 23:18:22
by Dan McCue
SC Republicans Plotting to Boost Bernie to Beat Biden, Help Trump

A group of activist Republicans are planning to cross party lines and vote for Sen. Bernie Sanders in next week's... Read More

A group of activist Republicans are planning to cross party lines and vote for Sen. Bernie Sanders in next week's South Carolina primary in a bid to ensure that President Donald Trump faces a Socialist in the November general election.... Read More

2020-02-18 20:58:32
by Dan McCue
Biden Campaign Confident As South Carolina Primary Approaches

Former Vice President Joe Biden's supporters in South Carolina are not cutting and running after the candidate's disappointing finishes in... Read More

Former Vice President Joe Biden's supporters in South Carolina are not cutting and running after the candidate's disappointing finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire. In fact, canvassers going door-to-door in the neighborhoods of Charleston, South Carolina say what they're hearing... Read More

‘It Ain’t Over, Man,’ Biden Says in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Former Vice President Joe Biden fled an election defeat in New Hampshire on Tuesday, returning to South... Read More

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Former Vice President Joe Biden fled an election defeat in New Hampshire on Tuesday, returning to South Carolina hours before polls closed with a message for the experts and cable TV pundits who said his struggling campaign... Read More

2019-10-18 21:18:56
by Dan McCue
Judge Could Soon Order SC Republicans to Hold 2020 Primary

WASHINGTON - A circuit court judge in South Carolina heard more than two hours of oral arguments Friday in a... Read More

WASHINGTON - A circuit court judge in South Carolina heard more than two hours of oral arguments Friday in a lawsuit challenging the state GOP executive committee's vote last month to forgo a 2020 Republican presidential primary. In the end,... Read More

2019-08-16 22:33:48
by Dan McCue
Mulling Presidential Run, Mark Sanford Says Government’s Precarious Finances Are Nation’s Biggest Threat

WASHINGTON - Back home in South Carolina after a mid-week trip to New Hampshire, former Rep. Mark Sanford said Friday... Read More

WASHINGTON - Back home in South Carolina after a mid-week trip to New Hampshire, former Rep. Mark Sanford said Friday he was pleased with how things went in the Granite State and his decision on whether to mount a primary... Read More

2019-08-09 23:43:18
by Dan McCue
Cunningham Takes On McConnell, Fights Offshore Drilling In Eventful District Visit

Freshman Representative Joe Cunningham, D-S.C., certainly didn't expect to be taking on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., let alone... Read More

Freshman Representative Joe Cunningham, D-S.C., certainly didn't expect to be taking on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., let alone talking about gun control, when he returned to his South Carolina district for the August recess, but after mass shootings... Read More

2019-05-10 20:36:44
by Dan McCue
South Carolina Senate Passes Energy Freedom Act in Bipartisan Vote

The South Carolina State Senate Thursday unanimously passed The Energy Freedom Act, a comprehensive solar bill that will lift the... Read More

The South Carolina State Senate Thursday unanimously passed The Energy Freedom Act, a comprehensive solar bill that will lift the state's 2 percent cap on net metering, among other solar-related actions. The state House is expected to take up the... Read More

2019-05-07 21:19:33
by Dan McCue
In South Carolina, Governments, Employers and Schools Forge Strategy to Deal with Traffic Issues

After years of economic development success, traffic congestion has become a critical challenge for the three-county region comprising the Charleston,... Read More

After years of economic development success, traffic congestion has become a critical challenge for the three-county region comprising the Charleston, South Carolina metropolitan area. Every morning, hundreds of thousands of commuters head off to work on local roads ill-suited to... Read More

2019-04-25 21:23:09
by Dan McCue
Cunningham Warns Fight ‘Far From Over’ As White House Delays Offshore Drilling Plan

The Trump administration has indefinitely delayed its controversial plan to expand oil and gas exploration off the Atlantic Coast citing... Read More

The Trump administration has indefinitely delayed its controversial plan to expand oil and gas exploration off the Atlantic Coast citing the need to await the outcome of litigation that currently blocks similar drilling in the Arctic. In March, U.S. District... Read More

2019-01-02 02:40:48
by SC-04: William Timmons (R)
SC-04: William Timmons (R)

William Timmons is an attorney and entrepreneur living in Greenville. He is the State Senator for District 06 in South Carolina. ... Read More

William Timmons is an attorney and entrepreneur living in Greenville. He is the State Senator for District 06 in South Carolina. In four years with the 13th Circuit Solicitor’s office, he prosecuted crimes including murder... Read More

ND-At Large: Kelly Armstrong (R)

After graduating from Dickinson High School in 1995, Kelly attended the University of North Dakota and obtained a bachelor’s degree ... Read More

After graduating from Dickinson High School in 1995, Kelly attended the University of North Dakota and obtained a bachelor’s degree in 2001. He then attended UND law school, graduating in 2003. Kelly returned home... Read More

2018-11-07 10:59:39
by SC-01: Joe Cunningham (D)
SC-01: Joe Cunningham (D)

I’m a new father.  Husband.  South Carolinian. Ocean Engineer.  Attorney.  And Democrat.  In that order, too.  You can count ... Read More

I’m a new father.  Husband.  South Carolinian. Ocean Engineer.  Attorney.  And Democrat.  In that order, too.  You can count on me to always stand up for what is right, even if that means standing up to my own party ... Read More

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