Tag Archives: South Carolina

SC Beach Town Linked To Hundreds Of COVID Cases

The Washington Post reports: The pandemic had just started to wane in some parts of the country when South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster (R) lifted some of the restrictions he had imposed, paving the way in April for Myrtle Beach and its surrounding communities to open their hotels fully by mid-May, just in time for Memorial Day. The Grand Strand, …

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South Carolina Sees 13 COVID Cases Linked To Protests

The Washington Post reports: South Carolina racial justice activists said they would postpone future demonstrations or move them online after at least 13 people who took part in previous protests tested positive for the coronavirus. As the number of cases across the country continued to climb ominously Monday, organizers of “I Can’t Breathe” protests in South Carolina urged participants to …

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South Carolina Reports Fourth Day Of Record Cases

Politico reports: South Carolina reported its highest number of new cases for a fourth consecutive day on Saturday, as Alabama and Florida documented their highest numbers for a third day in a row. South Carolina counted 785 new cases on Saturday, the highest one-day increase recorded since the coronavirus pandemic struck the state, according to data from The New York …

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Florida And South Carolina Report Record COVID Cases

Fox News reports: New cases of the novel coronavirus broke single-day records in Florida and South Carolina on Thursday, according to health officials.  The Florida Department of Health confirmed 1,698 additional cases of COVID-19 within the preceding 24 hours, nearly a 20 percent increase from the state’s previous high of 1,419 reported last Thursday. South Carolina also recorded a record …

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Sen. Lindsey Graham Challenged To Four Debates

Charleston’s ABC News affiliate reports: On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham easily breezed through the June 9 primary, and now he’s set to face Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison. On Wednesday, Harrison sent a letter to Graham to challenge him to four debates anytime between now and Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 8. “While we may disagree on many issues, I …

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Harrison And Graham Tied At 42%

Charleston’s ABC News affiliate reports: Republican incumbent Lindsey Graham, who has held the seat since 2003, is going up against Democrat Jaime Harrison, and a poll by Civiqs has both of them tied at 42 percent. Additionally, the poll said that 56 percent of the voters had an unfavorable view of Graham, with 35 percent viewing him favorably. It also …

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SC Gov Allows Restaurants To Reopen Starting Monday

Charleston’s The State reports: Gov. Henry McMaster announced on Friday that he will allow indoor dining at restaurants starting Monday, May 11, though each restaurant will determine whether to open its doors to customers in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The S.C. Restaurant and Lodging Association had previously pushed to have indoor dining at restaurants by May 18. The …

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Top Graham Donor Flips Support To Dem Challenger

The Charleston Post & Courier reports: A former top South Carolina business executive and supporter of U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham has decided to back the Republican incumbent’s Democratic challenger in his 2020 re-election race. Richard Wilkerson, the former chairman and president of Michelin’s Greenville-based North America operations, said he chose to endorse Democrat Jaime Harrison because of his experience working …

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South Carolina Gov To Reopen Beaches And Stores

Charleston’s The State reports: South Carolinians will be able to once again shop in-person at some of the state’s retail stores. Gov. Henry McMaster is expected on Monday to lift restrictions he placed weeks ago on some retail stores in the state, including clothing, furniture and jewelry stores. Under the governor’s upcoming directive, department stores and flea markets can reopen …

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Jaime Harrison Outraises Lindsey Graham In Senate Bid

The Charleston Post & Courier reports: U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison outraised the incumbent Republican for the first time in the race over the initial three months of 2020, setting a South Carolina campaign fundraising record in the process. Harrison brought in $7.36 million to Graham’s $5.6 million, according to releases from the campaigns Wednesday night, meaning …

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Buttigieg: Staying In Race Is Best Thing For Country

The Hill reports: Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said Sunday that staying in the race is the best thing he can do for both his party and the country. “Every day I am getting up, looking at how we can do what is best for the party, that is why we got into this race in the first place,” Buttigieg  …

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Joe Biden Projected To Win South Carolina Primary

NPR reports: Joe Biden has run for president three times, and yet until Saturday he had failed to ever win a primary or caucus. The 77-year-old former vice president has now gotten an expected but much-needed victory in the South Carolina primary, according to the Associated Press’s projection. The crucial win has the potential to resurrect Biden’s campaign after a …

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LIVE VIDEO: South Carolina Democratic Primary Results

CBS News reports: Voting is underway in South Carolina’s pivotal primary, the last primary before Super Tuesday. Former Vice President Joe Biden is hoping for his first 2020 win and Senator Bernie Sanders has momentum from his victories in New Hampshire and Nevada, and his popular vote lead in Iowa. The state is seen as a bellwether for Democrats, since …

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Biden Campaign Sees Big Burst Of Donations

Reuters reports: Joe Biden, who just days ago appeared at risk of losing the donors he relies on to power his campaign, is receiving a much-needed jolt of cash as he heads into the South Carolina primary. Biden’s campaign fundraising has popped upward since Tuesday’s debate, totaling $2 million in four days ahead of the South Carolina primary. Supporters are …

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Trump Tells South Carolina GOP Rally Crowd To Vote In Dem Primary For “Weakest Candidate” Bernie Sanders

CNN reports: President Donald Trump suggested his supporters in South Carolina cast their primary ballots for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders during his rally Friday, the second straight Democratic primary in which he’s suggested his supporters get involved. “Are you ready? Let’s do it together,” Trump said. “First we have to figure out who would be the weakest candidate, and then …

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SOUTH CAROLINA: Biden +18 Over Steyer In New Poll

The Hill reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden has an 18-point lead over his Democratic presidential primary opponents in South Carolina, according to a poll released Wednesday. Biden has 35 percent support in the Clemson University poll released just days ahead of Saturday’s South Carolina primary. Businessman Tom Steyer, who has focused much of his campaign on South Carolina, pulled …

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Key SC Dem Rep. James Clyburn Endorses Joe Biden

The Charleston Post & Courier reports: U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn ended months of speculation Wednesday morning by endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden, providing a valuable boost to the South Carolina front-runner just three days before the state’s Democratic primary voters head to the polls. Some political observers even dub him the South Carolina Democrats’ “kingmaker.” As South Carolina’s most …

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Dems Shoot Down Claims About Debate Ticket Prices

The Washington Examiner reports: Social media users, news outlets, and Bernie Sanders himself parroted false reports that those in the Democratic presidential debate audience paid thousands of dollars per ticket after the crowd seemed noticeably hostile towards Sanders. The debate audience at the Gaillard Center in Charleston, South Carolina on Tuesday was noticeably friendlier to candidates like former New York …

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Sanders Weathers Attacks From All At Chaotic Debate

The New York Times reports: The Democratic presidential candidates delivered a barrage of criticism against their party’s emerging front-runner, Senator Bernie Sanders, at a debate on Tuesday night, casting him as a divisive figure with unrealistic ideas, even as they continued to batter Michael R. Bloomberg. Mr. Sanders, in his first debate since a smashing victory in the Nevada caucuses …

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LIVE VIDEO: Tenth Democratic Presidential Debate

CBS News reports: Seven Democratic presidential candidates have qualified for tonight’s debate in Charleston, South Carolina, hosted by CBS News. It’s the last opportunity candidates will have to make their pitch on a national stage before Saturday’s critical South Carolina primary election — and the last one before voters in 16 states and territories go to the polls on Super …

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