March 29th, 2017
We are pleased to invite you to the 5th Congressional District Chair Chats Forum. It is taking place next Thursday, April 6, at 6:30 pm at Wiles Chapel at Newberry College, 2100 College Street. All three Democratic candidates will be participating: Alexis Frank, Les Murphy, and Archie Parnell. Like all Chair Chats, the forum will be moderated by SCDP Chair Jaime Harrison. Click here to […]
March 28th, 2017
For Immediate Release March 28, 2017 SCDP CHAIR STATEMENT ON TRUMP’S AIR-POLLUTING, PLANET-THREATENING, LEADERSHIP-SHIRKING EXECUTIVE ORDER Columbia, SC – South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Jaime Harrison released the following statement on President Trump’s executive order rolling back the Obama Administration’s efforts to curb greenhouse gas pollution: “With this shortsighted executive order, Donald Trump is sending […]
March 27th, 2017
We were saddened to hear about the passing of Charles “Pug” Ravenel. A Charleston native, Ravenel left a lucrative career on Wall Street in the 1970s to return to South Carolina and pursue public service. While his political campaigns came up short, he embodied a progressive energy that was ahead of its time. In the […]
Post and Courier, 03/25/17
COLUMBIA — Questions about Russia and the collapse of the Republicans' health care bill dominated a town hall with U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham on Saturday, with some attendees expressing concerns about his ties to embattled political consultant Richard Quinn.
The State, 03/18/17
COLUMBIA - Special prosecutor David Pascoe may be on the verge of doing what no other S.C. Democrat has been able to do in two decades – bringing down the S.C. GOP.
S.C. Democrats say Pascoe’s State House corruption probe, which on Thursday announced the indictment of a third powerful GOP lawmaker, could kickstart their revival after years of political futility.
Post and Courier, 03/17/17
Powerful Republican political consultant Richard Quinn is implicated in newly released indictments accusing Sen. John Courson of Columbia of pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign donations for his personal use.
The State, 03/16/17
WASHINGTON--South Carolina would face deep cuts to education programs under President Donald Trump’s budget proposal.
Trump’s reported $1.15 trillion budget blueprint would slash funding to the Department of Education and Department of Transportation. Educators in South Carolina, a state that ranked dead last in education according to the annual US News survey, are “deeply concerned” with his proposal, which stands to eliminate funding for teacher and principal preparation and recruitment in South Carolina.