U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy downplayed speculation Wednesday that he could be the next attorney general, saying he would be willing to take a call from President Donald Trump but still plans to leave national politics.
Jamie Lovegrove is a political reporter covering the South Carolina statehouse and congressional delegation. He previously covered Texas politics in Washington for The Dallas Morning News and in Austin for the Texas Tribune.
Phil Chambers, who was a senior advisor on James Smith's campaign for governor and the chief of staff to S.C. Democratic Party chairman Trav Robertson, started working Monday in a leadership role at Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's Democratic Victory Fund.
The two newest members of the South Carolina delegation have arrived in the nation's capital, where early jockeying for influence is already getting underway as incoming lawmakers begin congressional orientation.
U.S. Reps-elect William Timmons, R-Greenville, and Joe Cunningham, D-Charleston, have arrived in Washington for congressional orientation. Fil…
Less than a week after Democrat Joe Cunningham pulled off his stunning upset victory in the South Carolina's 1st Congressional District, Republicans are already sizing up the potential 2020 field of challengers.
It was always going to be difficult for Democrat James Smith to win South Carolina's governor's race, but after his loss, Democratic strategists pointed to missteps, including a lack of focus on fundraising and too much attention to retail politics.
While the Lowcountry's 1st Congressional District race garnered attention for months as a potentially competitive contest, Democrat Joe Cunningham's victory over Republican Katie Arrington still stunned many political experts.
All five of South Carolina's congressional incumbents seeking reelection won their races Tuesday, earning another two years in office, according to the Associated Press.
As McMaster and Smith barnstormed across South Carolina over the final week of the governor's race, doggedly pursuing every last vote they could find, the opponents and their supporters offered starkly contrasting views of the state's trajectory.
Republican Gov. Henry McMaster (left) and Democratic challenger James Smith have barnstormed the state in the final week of the race as they m…