Staff report

It was a good night to be an incumbent, at least in South Carolina (Sorry, Eric Cantor.)

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham bested his six challengers easily, avoiding a runoff, and will defend his seat against challenger Democratic Sen. Brad Hutto of Orangeburg in November.

The adjutant general, treasurer and agriculture commissioner all fought off GOP challengers as well.

There's more fun to come in two weeks, with runoffs to narrow the field for state education superintendent on both the GOP and Democratic tickets, and runoffs in two Berkeley County races.

But today is a new day, and it is also the day we're expecting Gov. Nikki Haley's vetoes. That's right, the Governor had five days from the date of the passage of the budget to issue line item vetoes. Last year she vetoed 81 items and the legislature restored 46 of them. If all this veto talk has you feeling nostalgic for 2013, you can flashback here.

The budget goes into effect July 1.