The release of redistricting data from U.S. census counts was delayed until August due to the COVID-19 pandemic, shortening the amount of time lawmakers had to work with ahead of the 2022 election season.
Mark Knoop, McMaster's campaign spokesman, told The Post and Courier that the incumbent has raised more than $3.5 million as he seeks his second full term in office.
A Democratic state lawmaker running against U.S. Sen. Tim Scott in next year's election apologized for calling the Republican "Uncle Scott" in a new fundraising email, claiming the message was not written or authorized by her.
T.J. Allen, a Tennessee native who moved to the Charleston area to become a defense contractor, announced his run against Mace on Sept. 28 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in Ladson.
"It's the big blue cities where they have failed to pass policies that protect their most vulnerable communities," Scott, R-S.C., said on CBS' "Face the Nation" Sept. 26.
In a switch-around, the state Senate won't be coming back in October to take up redistricting or even maybe talk about mask mandates.
"Lindsey and Mike should be ashamed of themselves for not putting up the fight necessary to win," Trump wrote.
As of the latest FEC filing deadline, Mace has raised $1.3 million and has $925,000 in cash on hand.
Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed an elections overhaul into law Tuesday that adds more voting restrictions in the booming state, after Democrats spent months protesting what they say are efforts to weaken minority turnout and preserve the GOP's eroding dominance.
A decades-old fight to expand and protect voting rights will intensify this weekend, when multiracial coalitions of civil, human and labor rights leaders hold rallies in Washington and across the nation to urge passage of federal voter protections eroded since the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said the Aug. 31 deadline for U.S. troops to get out leaves too much unpredictability in an atmosphere dependent and controlled by the Taliban.
Georgia's State Election Board inched forward Wednesday in a process set in motion by Republican lawmakers using a controversial provision of the state's sweeping new election law that could ultimately lead to a takeover of elections in the state's most populous county.
An officer died after being stabbed Tuesday during a burst of violence at a transit station outside the Pentagon, and a suspect in the incident was shot by law enforcement and died at the scene, officials said.
Upcoming hearings on the redrawing of legislative lines are voters' opportunity to have a say in who is on their ballot for the next decade.
Conservative media personality Graham Allen brought in more than $409,000 since entering the race in mid-May, far more than the other Republicans challenging U.S. Rep. Tom Rice after he voted to impeach former President Donald Trump.
Nikki Haley is throwing more support behind U.S. Sen. Tim Scott as he begins his 2022 reelection campaign, promising to bring two of South Carolina's most prominent Republicans back together on the campaign trail again.
Over 91,000 donors contributed to the second quarter record and Scott ended the fundraising period the quarter with over $14.5 million in cash on hand, his campaign announced on July 13.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrats in the Texas Legislature on Monday bolted for Washington, D.C., and said they were ready to remain there for weeks in a second revolt against a GOP overhaul of e…
The former one-term congressman-turned-gubernatorial candidate also took aim at Gov. Henry McMaster saying he is "stuck in the past" when it comes to legalizing marijuana.
The governor now has over $1.7 million in his campaign war chest, compared to $437,000 for Joe Cunningham and $98,000 for Mia McLeod.
"Enticing, coercing, intimidating, mandating, or pressuring anyone to take the vaccine is a bad policy which will deteriorate the public’s trust and confidence in the state’s vaccination efforts," the governor said of door-to-door vaccine promotion.
In remarks to a few hundred supporters in his hometown of North Charleston, Scott cheered the administration of former President Donald Trump and said he is hopeful Republicans can build on Trump's conservative policies if they reclaim the Senate majority in 2022.
The far-reaching proposal, at nearly 900 pages, is viewed by backers as the civil rights issue of the era, legislation that is suddenly of the highest priority after the 2020 election as states impose restrictive new laws that could make it more difficult to vote. In the evenly split Senate, Republicans are united in opposition, seeing the bill as federal overreach and denying Democrats the 60 votes that would be needed to overcome the filibuster and begin debate.
Mount Pleasant voters aren’t particularly mysterious — they let us know exactly who they are in every election.
Ever since Dylann Roof gunned down nine Black parishioners in Emanuel AME Church, Democrats and gun reform advocates have been pushing for change. Cunningham tried when he was the one-term U.S. congressman, and he's trying again during his campaign to take the governor's mansion in 2022.
In an interview with The Post and Courier, Pompeo suggested the group could be used to boost Gov. Henry McMaster and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, both of whom will be up for reelection next year.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos paid no income tax in 2007 and 2011. Tesla founder Elon Musk's income tax bill was zero in 2018. And financier George Soros went three straight years without paying federal income tax, according to a report Tuesday from the nonprofit investigative journalism organization ProPublica.
GOP chairs Jeff Kaufmann of Iowa, Stephen Stepanek of New Hampshire, Michael McDonald of Nevada and Drew McKissick of South Carolina said in a statement they want to preserve the historic schedule, which has led off with Iowa's caucus followed by New Hampshire's primary.
Former Myrtle Beach Mayor Mark McBride announced his intention on June 3 to run for the congressional seat held by Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Rice.
If elected, the Columbia Democrat could be South Carolina's first Black chief executive and the first Black woman to serve as a governor in U.S. history.
President Joe Biden used the 100th anniversary of Tulsa's race massacre to make a plea for sweeping legislation in Congress to protect the right to vote as Republican-led governments in Texas and other states pass new restrictions making it tougher to cast ballots.
Three years ago, New Jersey passed legislation that limits most gun owners to possessing magazines that hold 10 rounds of ammunition, a reduction from the 15-round limit that had been in place since 1990.
This past election cycle was a win for Democrats nationwide by propelling President Joe Biden to the White House and delivering control of the Senate. But in South Carolina, it was a different story.
"Liberty requires at least three essential things — an unfettered right to vote, freedom of speech, and the meaningful separation of powers," the lawsuit says. "This lawsuit is necessary to preserve individual constitutional rights, and constitutional government, against the attacks that (the law) makes on these three pillars of liberty."
Meeting behind closed doors for less than 20 minutes, GOP lawmakers used a voice vote to remove the Wyoming congresswoman from her leadership post, the latest evidence that challenging Trump can be career-threatening for a Republican, even one from party royalty.
Republicans launched an all-out assault Tuesday on sweeping voting rights legislation, forcing Democrats to take politically awkward votes spotlighting the increasingly charged national debate over access to ballots.
Spartanburg County chairwoman Angela Geter on May 6 formally announced her candidacy in the 2022 race against Sen. Tim Scott, joining Lowcountry Democratic state Rep. Krystle Matthews.
The governor has tapped Mark Knoop, who managed Attorney General Alan Wilson's successful 2018 reelection and served as political director for U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham's winning 2020 operation, to lead his campaign.
Lin Wood has done the impossible: He’s made people feel sorry for Drew McKissick.
The former New York City mayor has been under investigation for several years over his business dealings in Ukraine. Details of the searches were not immediately available, but it comes as the Justice Department continues its investigation into the former New York City mayor and staunch Trump ally.
Democrat Joe Cunningham raised more than $400,000 in the first 48 hours of his campaign for South Carolina governor, besting the total that incumbent Republican Henry McMaster brought in over the first three months of the year.
Joe Cunningham didn’t waste any time addressing the biggest question his campaign for governor will face.
U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., gives President Joe Biden an A-plus for his handling of COVID-19.
Cunningham, who lives in Charleston, said he plans to fight for policies such as expanding Medicaid, raising the minimum wage and passing police reform.
Former U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham confirmed to The Post and Courier that he will announce his 2022 campaign for governor of South Carolina on April 26.
Particularly, Nancy Mace and Tim Scott frequently make the media rounds to offer their takes on the trending Democratic news of the day, which has shown large fundraising hauls for their 2022 reelection bids.
Republican Caitlyn Jenner — an Olympic hero, reality TV personality and transgender rights activist — said in statement posted on Twitter and on an accompanying website that she has filed initial paperwork to run for the post.
Scott, who is up for reelection in 2022, has been seen as the future of the Republican Party in a post-Donald Trump era.
Isaac Cramer takes over for Joe Debney, who served 10 years as the executive director for the Charleston County Board of Elections.
A lot of Sullivan’s Island residents tell the same sad story: They didn’t vote in the 2019 town elections, and now regret it.
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