• Orangeburg Democratic Party chair leaving party 'in good shape, good hands'

    The Times and Democrat, 04/01/2018

    Betty Henderson has chaired the county’s Democratic Party for about 20 years, but her prelude to being chairman is a story of empowerment and hard work. Kenny Glover is the new Orangeburg County Democratic Party chairman. Henderson said she looks forward to helping him and other party leaders along the way.

    Charleston law professor set to run for South Carolina attorney general as a Democrat

    The Post and Courier, 03/29/2018

    Constance Anastopoulo, a professor at the Charleston School of Law and a former litigator, said Thursday that she will run to become the state's chief prosecutor. Before joining the Charleston School of Law in 2007, she spent 15 years as a senior litigator at the Anastopoulo Law Firm. In 2011, Charleston School of Law students selected Anastopoulo as "professor of the year."

    Democratic candidate for governor Marguerite Willis names state Sen. John Scott as running mate

    The Post and Courier, 03/27/2018

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Marguerite Willis named state Sen. John Scott as her running mate Tuesday, touting a historic opportunity to pair a woman and an African-American on the ticket for South Carolina's top two posts.

    Govan seeking re-election

    The Times and Democrat, 03/24/2018

    Rep. Jerry Govan, D-Orangeburg, has officially announced he’s seeking another term. Govan represents House District 95, which includes the city of Orangeburg and the communities of Brookdale, Edisto, Cordova and Cope. He’s been in the House since 1993.

    Leading environmental group endorses Democrat James Smith in South Carolina governor's race

    The Post and Courier, 03/22/2018

    “The South Carolina chapter of the Sierra Club has endorsed Democrat state Rep. James Smith for governor — the first time in its 40-year history it has backed a candidate before the primary elections. The chapter's board voted unanimously to back Smith, D-Columbia, an unprecedented step this early in a statewide election."

    The Post and Courier, SCETV to host S.C. gubernatorial debates in May, June

    The Post and Courier, 03/21/2018

    South Carolina ETV and The Post and Courier announced Wednesday they will co-host two sets of 2018 governor primary election debates in May and June. Democratic debates will be held May 24 at Clemson and June 4 at USC.

    Potential 2020 hopeful Garcetti heads to South Carolina for Dem fundraiser

    CNN, 02/16/2018

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will make his first foray into the Palmetto State as a potential 2020 presidential contender next week, addressing a South Carolina Democratic Party fundraiser and gathering a group of mayors from across the country to discuss jobs and infrastructure.

    Net neutrality repeal would hurt rural South Carolina, FCC's Clyburn says

    The Post and Courier , 11/27/2017

    South Carolina’s longtime representative on the Federal Communications Commission is worried the state could be hard-hit if net neutrality rules are repealed, saying there isn’t enough competition in rural areas to protect customers.