Behind every White House hopeful is a clipboard army of paid staffers working to keep presidential campaigns going, especially in early primary states like South Carolina.
Now down to two candidates, Charleston’s mayoral race has entered its second and final phase, one that will spotlight the differences between incumbent Mayor John Tecklenburg and City Councilman Mike Seekings. There are a few.
One-term incumbent Mayor John Tecklenburg and 10-year Councilman Mike Seekings will face off in a runoff election on Nov. 19, and both candidates started on the offensive Tuesday night as results of the six-way race trickled in.
Cory Booker will be at Palmetto Brewing Co., 289 Huger St. in Charleston, on Friday, Nov. 8. The event begins at 3 p.m., with the questioning start time set for 4 p.m.
Paul Wimberly has been the mayor of Reevesville, population 196, for the last 34 years. But after missing the filing deadline, the politican's fate was left to write-in votes on Election Night.
Former Vice President Joe Biden is leading South Carolina polls for one very important reason.
One Charleston City Council race is going to a runoff in two weeks.
Mayor Will Haynie’s closest ally on Town Council, the only incumbent seeking reelection, was narrowly rejected at the polls as voters selected four newcomers for the town's governing body.
Results for smaller towns in Charleston County.
Charleston voters didn't decide who will be their next mayor Tuesday, but they narrowed it down to two, as incumbent Mayor John Tecklenburg and long-serving City Councilman Mike Seekings will meet in a Nov. 19 runoff.
Mark Hamill, better known as Luke Skywalker, basically endorsed South Carolina Democratic Senate candidate Jaime Harrison in a Tuesday afternoon tweet … while throwing some fairly serious shade at our senior senator.
Steyer's deputy S.C. state director Dwane Sims used his access to a voter file as a former S.C. Democratic Party staffer to export the valuable data and was promptly caught by the Democratic National Committee. The Steyer campaign said it was inadvertent.
Voters in South Carolina will be using new machines for the first time in 15 years for the 2019 election. Here is a step-by-step explainer of what's the same and what's different about the voting process.
From the beginning, Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign set its sights on running a 50-state strategy, which meant the Massachusetts senator would realistically be forced to split her time between the four early primary states every four to six weeks.
Local elections are at least as important as national elections, even if they aren't as entertaining ... or infuriating. So go vote on Nov. 5.
Charleston City Council candidate Angela Black Drake has resolved her outstanding federal tax liens.
Dorchester County residents and businesses are fighting back against groups trying to undermine referendums to build more parks and libraries.
Dark money. Overdue taxes. A DUI charge. Big money, and even a TV ad. Charleston City Council races encountered all sorts of twists and turns with Election Day only a week away.
He plans to spend November and much of his time leading up to the Feb. 11 New Hampshire Republican primary in the Granite State.
Amanda Loveday will be one of the three senior advisers for the new Biden super PAC, called Unite the Country, according to a Wednesday announcement from the organization.
Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg's reelection campaign is calling on the leader of a dark money group to stop its attack ads and disclose its donors.
First lady Melania Trump and second lady Karen Pence will travel to Charleston on Wednesday, a White House official confirmed to The Post and Courier on Monday.
With just over two weeks before Charleston voters decide who will lead their city, the candidates have ramped up TV ads, and campaign literature is hitting mailboxes regularly.
Dark money has entered Charleston’s mayoral race as a third-party group has launched an ad campaign against incumbent Mayor John Tecklenburg, who called the move "gutter politics."
President Donald Trump compared the House impeachment process against him to a "lynching" on Twitter, igniting yet more controversy in an already polarizing political process.
As Mount Pleasant Waterworks faces lawsuits over water and sewer bills, voters will choose two commissioners for the utility's governing board on Nov. 5.
The pointed post, which has since been deleted, came from Sanford's Twitter account at 11:46 a.m. Friday.
When the Lowcountry Livability PAC made its endorsements for Charleston City Council a few weeks back, West Ashley incumbents didn’t fare so well. In fact, the group suggested kicking four of them to the curb.
While he consistently leads polls of South Carolina Democratic primary voters, Joe Biden also has found the Palmetto State to be a helpful source of campaign funds.
Dorchester County famously has some pretty cheap, and pretty loud, residents. They suggest better parks and libraries will lead to poorer roads, which is just not true. They argue the “better life” is not having new amenities. How do you figure?
The figures illustrate how challenging it will be for Mark Sanford — or any Republican challenger — to beat Donald Trump in the race for dollars.
The lead-up to Charleston's mayoral election has included nearly $1.7 million raised by its six candidates, debates centered on the city's flooding issues, four TV ads from one city councilman challenger and a monthslong audit of incumbent John Tecklenburg. And there are still three weeks to go.
Graham's haul from the past three months marks the best fundraising quarter by any candidate in South Carolina history and leads all Senate Republican candidates nationwide for the third quarter of 2019.
The vulnerable freshman Democrat from Charleston raised close to $529,000 in the third quarter of 2019. Mace, a state lawmaker, led at least two other GOP primary contenders with $358,000.
Mount Pleasant, this Jim Owens mess is a wake-up call.
In South Carolina, where Barack Obama's former vice president polls higher here than in any other early state, many voters at Pete Buttigieg events say they see the Midwesterner as the young, moderate alternative to Joe Biden.
Because of the state's move to more cumbersome paper ballots, the 2020 presidential election count is shaping up to be long and delayed event.
Joe Cunningham just doesn’t get it. The 1st District congressman is still “withholding judgment” on whether President Trump should be impeached for asking Ukraine to investigate his most formidable political rival.
The filing also wants the South Carolina Republican Party to withdraw any delegate allocation plan it may have submitted to the Republican National Convention.
Protesters wearing red "Make America Great Again" hats and waving blue flags emblazoned with "Trump" rallied outside Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham's Mount Pleasant office Tuesday with a list of demands.
At the very least, you’d think Jaime Harrison would send Lindsey Graham a thank-you note.
It was California Sen. Kamala Harris who captured the attention of many attendees at the Blue Jamboree in Charleston.
Here's where to see them and get free tickets to four Post and Courier "Pints and Politics" forums in the next five days.
As the saying goes, victory has a thousand fathers while defeat is an orphan, but what happens when two fathers run against each other for mayor of Charleston?
The figure represents the most ever raised by a Democratic Senate challenger in South Carolina for one fundraising quarter, breaking the record Harrison set himself with his $1.5 million haul last quarter.
Charleston residents who plan on voting in November's municipal election said city leaders should focus efforts on traffic, flooding and new development, a poll conducted by the Lowcountry Livability PAC has found.
Two Republicans, one of them former congressman Bob Inglis, are suing the South Carolina Republican Party over its decision to cancel its GOP presidential primary next year.
Almost all of the current 19 Democratic presidential candidates have spent time campaigning in South Carolina, but just five have unveiled major policy initiatives here.
"We did the 'No Beto' lower receiver as a way to show solidarity with our customers and his blatant attack on the 2nd Amendment," a spokeswoman said.
"It's over the top," Graham told The Post and Courier on Friday night moments before he was set to give the keynote address at a Beaufort County Republican Party dinner.
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