Bakari Sellers confirmed that he plans on running for Congress “at some point.” When he does run, he’ll look to take the South Carolina District 6 seat held by Democratic Rep. James Clyburn since 1993. Sellers, a former state lawmaker and former Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor — and now a CNN commentator — said, “I’m looking forward to taking the Sixth Congressional District, at some point in time, into the 21st century. I don’t know when that moment will be but I’m prepared for it when it arises.” Other people whose names have been floated as potential contenders for the seat post-Clyburn include former state Democratic Party chairman Jaime Harrison and Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin. — David Travis Bland

State Making Moves to Sell Santee Cooper

South Carolina elected officials are taking steps to sell utility Santee Cooper. However, top leaders disagree on how to go about appraising it. According to The State, S.C. Senate President Pro Tempore Hugh Leatherman and state House Speaker Jay Lucas have hired a consultant, at $200,000, to value the utility. Meanwhile, Gov. Henry McMaster disagreed with the hiring of that consultant — Virginia’s ICF — and wrote in a letter that “it does not appear that ICF typically offers, or is positioned to provide, comprehensive evaluation services of this kind.” McMaster would have preferred to hire a firm out of New York. — Chris Trainor

SCANA and Santee Cooper Took Out Details in Nuclear Audit 

SCANA, parent company of SCE&G, and Santee Cooper, the partners in the now abandoned nuclear project at V.C. Summer, scrubbed details from an audit done in 2015. The findings that the utilities took out of the report warned that the nuclear reactors were not capable of being finished before the deadline of a crucial tax credit. SCE&G repeatedly told state regulators that the construction was on schedule to receive the credit. “I think it’s clear evidence that the executives of SCANA knew beyond a shadow of the doubt that the project was in peril,” said Rep. Russell Ott of St. Matthews. “Everything they were working for and working toward had come off the tracks.” — David Travis Bland

Dabo Swinney And Ray Tanner Address Bottle Throwing 

During Saturday’s University of South Carolina-Clemson football game, bottles were hurled at Clemson players from the Gamecock student section. Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney was given a penalty during a heated exchanged with a referee about the issue. After the game, Swinney addressed the bottle throwing, saying, “It’s just dangerous, but I’m sure that the event management folks here will address that. Again, I know there’s a lot of emotion, but those things shouldn’t be a part of the game.” USC Athletics Director Ray Tanner also responded to the issue, saying, “Throwing anything from the stands is unacceptable. That behavior is intolerable and it’s very few people that you’re talking about.” Tanner also said the issue “will be addressed” by the athletic department. — David Travis Bland

Tim Scott to Roy Moore: “Move On”

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott appeared on ABC’s Sunday talk show This Week and said Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore should “move on.” “It is not about electing Republicans versus Democrats,” Scott said. “This is about the character of our country. I want to be on the side of right when history writes the story.” In recent weeks a number of women have accused Moore of sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior in years prior to his candidacy, including one woman who accused Moore of having sexual contact with her when she was 14 years old while he was in his 30s. — David Travis Bland

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