The Post and Courier conducted a three-week poll of South Carolina's Democratic Party county chairs. We asked each to list four candidates drawing their interest. Here's what we found:
The youngest candidate in the Democratic field was in Columbia on Saturday.
Though O'Rourke jumped into the Democratic primary race later than many of his competitors, his breakneck pace and prolonged days on the trail — driving himself across the state in a Dodge minivan — have allowed him to quickly make up up for lost time.
The latest would-be contenders to visit the critical early primary state Tuesday were U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts and former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, both of whom said they are actively exploring the possibility of joining the pack.
The New Jersey Democrat's town hall will be at Stevenson Auditorium in Orangeburg at 10 p.m. on March 27, moderated by anchor Don Lemon.
In his first visit to South Carolina since launching his 2020 presidential campaign, the Obama administration's former Housing secretary told Democrats he's unfazed by not being an early frontrunner in the crowded primary field.
Both former leaders of the South Carolina Democratic Party, Don and Carol Fowler have welcomed several 2020 candidates to their home for meet-and-greets as a way to introduce them to Columbia-area voters.
How's this for overwhelming force: The Republican Society at The Citadel has more than 750 active members, and bills itself as the largest Republican club in the South.
Bernie Sanders needed seven stitches to close a gash on his forehead Friday.
In his first visit to South Carolina since officially launching his 2020 presidential campaign, Sanders attracted a crowd of more than 1,600 people inside the gymnasium at Royal Missionary Baptist Church.
Some members of Charleston City Council are sending an election year signal of disapproval to Mayor John Tecklenburg.
As one of U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn's daughters signals early interest in succeeding her father someday, former state Rep. Bakari Sellers is making clear that he will also compete in the eventual Democratic primary race to replace the longtime congressman.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has brought on Hillary Clinton's 2016 South Carolina director from the general election to lead her 2020 primary campaign in the state.
An anonymous mailer is showing up in South Carolina mailboxes blasting the idea of legalized medical marijuana.
If you want to know how not to run an election, just take a drive up the interstate. Because North Carolina is putting on a clinic.
"I want to talk to voters everywhere from all backgrounds, from all different geographic parts of this state," the New Jersey Democrat said in Simpsonville.
Free to spend unlimited amounts of money, outside groups dropped more than $6 million last year to influence South Carolina’s elections, promoting their favorite candidates, attacking their political opponents and barraging voters with non-stop ads.
Some of the Democrats running for the White House have given their support for reparations to descendants of slaves. It will stir interest in South Carolina but still might not emerge as a major talking point.
COLUMBIA — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, considered a likely 2020 presidential candidate, swept into South Carolina on Friday, advocating for higher wages, calling for better health insurance and e…
The Minnesota Democrat started her day at a Greenville County Democrats monthly breakfast and speaking for about half-hour to an enthusiastic crowd of more than 200.
So Bernie Sanders is running for president again, seeking the Democratic nomination in South Carolina.
Some people are a little concerned about Lindsey Graham.
Joe Biden leads a new poll of South Carolina voters for likely 2020 presidential candidates followed by Bernie Sanders and Kamala Harris. Nearly two out of three Republican voters want a South Carolina GOP presidential primary in 2020, the Change Research study found.
During his last time talking to a College of Charleston class, pollster Pat Caddell — who helped put Jimmy Carter and Donald Trump in the White House — said he was sorry for the messy state of…
South Carolina is once again pivotal in presidential politics and 2020 is all about Democrats. Candidates need to bring their A game.
In South Carolina, Kamala Harris said she would stay relevant, declared she would win in 2020 and promised she would be back in the early presidential primary state soon.
South Carolina's lawmakers broke along partisan lines in response to President Trump's order on building his barrier with Mexico.
Kamala Harris is returning to the key 2020 Democratic primary state.
The debate over what type of new voting machines South Carolina should purchase may be vexing lawmakers in the Statehouse, but many county election officials have reached one consensus: the state needs new polling equipment and soon.
Jalisa Washington-Price will be the South Carolina state director for Harris, the campaign announced Friday, and she will also take on a national role as the California Democrat's deputy political director.
Jaime Harrison, the former South Carolina Democratic Party chairman who is now an associate chairman and counselor at the Democratic National Committee, filed federal paperwork Thursday to form an exploratory committee for a campaign to challenge U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham.
A Katie Arrington vs. Mark Sanford re-match for Charleston's seat in Congress would be competitive, a new poll shows.
"It’s not something that’s been talked about in the past," one public health expert said. "That said, if the nation is really able to focus on prevention, we can make great strides."
Three days after launching his 2020 presidential bid, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker has picked up two of the most coveted Democratic operatives in South Carolina for his campaign in the crucial early primary state.
While the "First in the South" 2020 presidential primary has garnered much of the attention in recent weeks, South Carolina Democrats have also been using the early days of 2019 — and even the final days of 2018 — to gear up for an aggressive challenge against the state's senior senator next year.
A few weeks ago, a Columbia anti-abortion activist sat in a legislative hearing and claimed the Bible says women aren’t fit for public office.
So you’ve decided to run for president in South Carolina’s Democratic primary.
As Democratic presidential candidates descend on South Carolina ahead of of the state's "First in the South" 2020 primary, the hunt for influential supporters and staffers in the state has begun. Here's a list of some of the state's most coveted elected officials, operatives, party leaders and activists.
The timing could not have worked out better for the newly-minted presidential candidate, providing her with an enthusiastic audience of around 3,700 in an early primary state that could prove crucial to her chances of winning the Democratic nomination.
So 2019 is off to a stellar start — 800,000 federal employees out of work, the stock market on a roller coaster and Nikki Haley lost her Twitter.
You can tell a real South Carolinian based on what goes into their mouth and what comes out.
Mark Sanford's departure message from Congress includes a thank you to the role former wife Jenny Sanford played in his political campaigns and raising their sons.
Just when South Carolina begins to look relatively sane compared to other states, the GOP comes along and says “hold my beer.”
The question has moved to the forefront after media reports and chatter among politicos and Republicans about Trump alternatives ahead of the primary season.
A national stir has begun as to whether South Carolina Republicans will even hold a presidential primary in 2020 that could challenge the party leader, President Donald Trump.
As a crucial vote on the Senate’s criminal justice reform bill loomed Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott introduced an amendment that would withhold federal money from states that fail to maintain d…
Lobbyists again will be called on to push medical marijuana in 2019.
U.S. Housing Secretary Dr. Ben Carson will be the keynote speaker for the Charleston County Republican Party's second annual black history recognition to be held in February.
The fight came about after Trump upped the ante in a threatened government shutdown.
South Carolina election officials have taken a key step toward replacing the state's 13,000 outdated voting machines and want the new system to generate a paper record after each ballot is cast.
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