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    Coverage of races in South Carolina and the Lowcountry in addition to items you need in order to vote.
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    138th year of the Galivants Stump brings out community

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    Monday marked the 138th year of the Galivants Stump, an event that brings democratic candidates throughout South Carolina face to face with the community. The term "stump" refers to early political rallies when candidates stood on tree stumps to address the public. General Wade Hampton arrived in Galivants Ferry, on horseback, in 1876 to announce his campaign for South Carolina Governor. The event is held every two... More>>

    Gov. Nikki Haley on New List of Worst Governors

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    A new list of the worst governors in America has South Carolina's Nikki Haley as 10th-worst, but her office is quick to point out that the list was put out by a liberal-leaning group with a history of attacking Republicans. More>>

    Colbert-Busch and Sanford to debate Monday evening at the Citadel

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    Former Governor, Mark Sanford and Elizabeth Colbert-Busch will debate Monday April 29 at 7pm in the Courvoisie Banquet Hall at the Citadel. More>>

    Sanford: Cell phone inundated with calls

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    Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford says his cellphone has been swamped with hundreds of calls this week after House Democrats sent an email telling donors to call the number. More>>

    Sanford has cash edge heading into election

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    Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has a slight edge in cash heading into the final days of the heated congressional race in state's 1st District. More>>

    Sanford, Colbert Busch debate for first time

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    Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford and Democrat Elizabeth Colbert (KOHL'-buhrt) Busch are sharing the stage for the first time in their race for the state's vacant 1st Congressional District seat. More>>

    Sanford will face off against Bostic in the primary runoff Video included

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    It looks like former Gov. Mark Sanford will face off against Curtis Bostic in the primary runoff in two weeks. While there will be an automatic recount to see who came in second place, even Bostic's opponent More>>

    First Congressional District Runoff debate in Charleston

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    SCGOP Chairman Chad Connelly announced today a First Congressional District Runoff debate to be held on Thursday evening, March 28 in Charleston, South Carolina. Held on the campus of Porter-Gaud School, More>>

    Voter turnout light as new voter ID law takes effect

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    The new South Carolina voter ID law is in full swing during Tuesday's Primary election. More>>

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    • Emails show Walker recall election campaign push

      Emails show Walker recall election campaign push

      Friday, August 22 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:34:53 GMT
      Newly released court documents include emails showing that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's recall election campaign team told him to instruct donors to give to a key conservative group which would run ads for...
      Newly released court documents include excerpts from emails showing that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's recall election campaign team told him to instruct donors to give to a key conservative group that would run ads...
    • Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

      Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

      Friday, August 22 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:17:46 GMT
      The Homeland Security Department is warning that more than 1,000 retailers could have a new malicious software program lurking in their cash registers that allows computer hackers to steal financial data about...
      More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday.
    • Perry in New Hampshire: No decision on 2016

      Perry in New Hampshire: No decision on 2016

      Friday, August 22 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-08-23 00:14:59 GMT
      Texas Gov. Rick Perry is testing his presidential prospects in New Hampshire while carrying the scars of old political stumbles and a recent indictment.
      Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday in a visit to a key early voting state that he was unprepared for and humbled by his first run for president in 2012 and will work harder if there's a next time around.
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    • Police: Woman with fake baby cited for trespassing

      Police: Woman with fake baby cited for trespassing

      Friday, August 22 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-08-23 02:24:51 GMT
      Police say they're investigating why a woman tried to enter the maternity ward at a Central California hospital carrying a doll that looked like a living baby.
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    • Man who at pot candy must stand trial in killing

      Man who at pot candy must stand trial in killing

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      A judge ordered a Denver man on Friday to stand trial in the killing of his wife, who told dispatchers moments before her death that he was paranoid and hallucinating after eating marijuana-infused candy.
      A judge ordered a Denver man on Friday to stand trial in the killing of his wife, who told dispatchers moments before her death that he was paranoid and hallucinating after eating marijuana-infused candy.
    • Marathon bombing suspect's lawyers seek dismissal

      Marathon bombing suspect's lawyers seek dismissal

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      Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) are asking a judge to dismiss indictments and put proceedings in the case on hold over concerns about the jury...
      Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a judge on Friday to dismiss indictments against the Boston Marathon bombing suspect and put on hold further proceedings in the case over concerns about the process of selecting jurors...
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