Voters in South Carolina's 5 th congressional district will head to the polls May 2 to take part in a special election for Congress. The district is a sprawling one stretching through much of the upstate down to south and east of Columbia. There are at least 14 people running for the seat. And while the race hasn't garnered the national attention of other special elections in Kansas and Georgia, the race could have national ramifications.
Several progressive and Democratic groups have organized the first candidate forum of Charlotte's upcoming mayoral race . The forum will feature all three of the Democratic candidates who've announced plans to run.