South Carolina Politics

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Over the past three weeks, the Winthrop Poll has been carrying out an ambitious survey, gauging the state of race relations in South Carolina. Thursday, the first round of the poll’s findings were released.

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Darelene Mansfield has this request for her fellow South Carolinians, "Just bear with us, it’s just going to be a few more days. You’re only going to get a few more calls."

Mansfield is behind a number of those calls. She’s the phone bank coordinator at the Clinton campaign’s Rock Hill office. Phone banks tell you a lot about a campaign.

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A record number of South Carolinians cast ballots in the State’s GOP Primary. The result, three victory speeches and one candidate dropped out. Morning Edition Host Marshall Terry and WFAE's Tom Bullock break down the GOP primary results and look ahead to this Saturday when the Democrat’s hold their primary.

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So much political mud is flying in South Carolina they may want to change the state bird. Questionable phone calls and accusations of photoshopped pictures are at the top of a growing list of complaints as the state nears the GOP Primary this Saturday.

South Carolina Government

It’s become a well-known trope - a politician attacks the press for being biased, unaccountable, liberal. Now a Republican lawmaker in South Carolina wants to take it a bit further, he’s introduced legislation that would force journalists to register with the state or be subject to fines and jail time.

SC's Sanford Aims For Political Comeback

Jan 16, 2013
Julie Rose

Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford is the latest fallen politician to attempt a comeback from the realm of late-night joke fodder.  He announced today he'll seek the 1st District Congressional seat vacated by Republican Tim Scott who was chosen to replace recently-retired Senator Jim DeMint. WFAE's Julie Rose has the story.

Mark Sanford sort of always kept the door open to this day.

During an exit interview as Sanford was leaving the Governor's office two years ago, I asked if he'd considered that maybe his political career wasn't over?