June 15th, 2016
For Immediate Release June 15, 2016 SCDP Congratulates Our Democratic Nominees Columbia, SC – South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Jaime Harrison released the following statement today on the results of yesterday’s Democratic primary elections: “I am pleased to congratulate all of the winners of yesterday’s Democratic primaries for Congress and all state and local offices. As we await the […]
June 8th, 2016
For Immediate Release June 8, 2016 SCDP CHAIR STATEMENT ON REPUBLICAN SUPPORT OF DONALD TRUMP Columbia, SC – South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Jaime Harrison held a press conference today calling on Republican elected officials to withdraw their support for Donald Trump’s candidacy. Below are his opening remarks, as prepared for delivery: Thank you […]
April 30th, 2016
Over 1,000 Democratic State Convention Delegates gathered in Columbia and elected Democratic National Committee Convention Delegates and Alternates, as well as three Democratic National Committee Members. Thank you to everyone who came out for an incredible day of Democratic Politics. Here are the results! Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you again for making […]
Post & Courier, 06/16/16
This year, South Carolina lawmakers approved a bill to grant Georgia residents with concealed carry permits the right to bring their weapons into South Carolina. It was among the last bills that passed the Legislature and, as such, the last word by elected state officials who just can’t say no to guns.
Associated Press, 06/08/2016
South Carolina's top Democrat is calling on elected Republicans to rescind their endorsements of Donald Trump, saying Wednesday that the presumptive GOP nominee is a racist and xenophobe, in part due to his race-based attacks on a Hispanic judge.
Post & Courier, 06/05/2016
For the next two weeks, lawmakers on the campaign trail are going to crow about fixing our roads this year.
“Trail” is a most appropriate term, as that describes the current state of many South Carolina highways — particularly in the Lowcountry.
The State, 05/28/2016
South Carolina’s state government is on life support.
Left and right, state agencies – Education, Social Services, Transportation, Health and Environmental Control, Juvenile Justice – are saying they cannot do their jobs.
They are underfunded. They can’t fill vacancies. The salaries they pay are not competitive. Work loads are oppressive, causing workers to quit, and threats to the public to go undiscovered until there is a crisis.