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SC Rep. James Smith Announces Run for Governor

SC Rep. James Smith Announces Run for Governor

It’s official: James Smith has announced he’s running for governor. The announcement came in the form of a tweet and link to a statement on his website which addresses the reasons he decided to run and his priorities for the campaign. Smith is committed to excellence in South Carolina public…

Gun Violence: GOP Must Offer More Than Silence and Silencers

Gun Violence: GOP Must Offer More Than Silence and Silencers

Enough is enough – we can stop mass shootings. But NRA-bought Republicans like Jeff Duncan want to make the problem worse. Information about the horrific shooting in Las Vegas is still trickling out, but here’s what we know now: over 50 people are dead and hundreds are injured after a…

SC HD-31 Special Election: Rosalyn Henderson Myers Wins In Landslide

SC HD-31 Special Election: Rosalyn Henderson Myers Wins In Landslide

Last night, the people of SC House District 31 elected Spartanburg City Councilwoman Rosalyn Henderson Myers to serve as their state representative. The Spartanburg South Side native won in a landslide against her Republican opponent, Mike Fowler, as she received 90.8 percent of the vote.  At her victory party on…

SC HD-31 Special Election: Rosalyn Henderson Myers Leads GOP Opponent

SC HD-31 Special Election: Rosalyn Henderson Myers Leads GOP Opponent

Democrat Rosalyn Henderson Myers is the clear favorite in the race to replace retiring state Representative Harold Mitchell (D-Spartanburg). Myers, an attorney who currently serves on Spartanburg’s city council, won the Democratic nomination in a runoff over attorney Mo Abusaft earlier this month. She now faces perennial Republican candidate Michael…

SC HD-113 Special Election: Marvin Pendarvis Wins Democratic Nomination

SC HD-113 Special Election: Marvin Pendarvis Wins Democratic Nomination

The people of SC House District 113 chose to ‘push forward with Pendarvis,’ as Marvin Pendarvis won the Democratic Primary on Tuesday. The young attorney and North Charleston native notched a decisive victory, taking 79.9% of the vote. Business professional Angela Hanyak came in second, with Charleston County School Board…