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Harris makes 2 key hires in early-voting South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala (KAH'-mah-lah) Harris is boosting her staffing in the early-voting state of South Carolina, adding two experienced operatives who'll be key to navigating the home of the first 2020 primary in the South.

Mar. 13, 2019 8:19 AM EDT
Activist Steyer continues impeachment push in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Billionaire investor and Democratic activist Tom Steyer is bringing his call for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump back to South Carolina, a state he says has a special status in the conversation due to its early place on the presidential primary voting calendar.

Mar. 12, 2019 1:58 PM EDT
2020 hopeful Gillibrand immerses herself in early voting SC

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York immersed herself in South Carolina over the weekend, using her first trip to the state to introduce herself as a possible presidential candidate to the heavily black Democratic electorate.

Feb. 10, 2019 4:19 PM EST
Top DNC official considers challenging Graham in S. Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — With confidence in his national connections and fundraising ability, a top official with the Democratic National Committee said Thursday that he is launching an exploratory committee with the goal of replacing Republican Sen.

Feb. 7, 2019 5:25 PM EST
King events draw potential Democratic presidential hopefuls

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As Americans commemorated Martin Luther King Jr., Democratic presidential hopefuls fanned out across the country to honor the civil rights leader and make themselves heard on the national stage.

Jan. 22, 2019 12:19 AM EST
AP source: Biden to meet with family as he ponders 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden is wrapping up a busy stretch of events this week before stepping out of the public eye to hold family deliberations over the holidays on whether to launch another campaign for president, according to multiple people familiar with his thinking.

Dec. 12, 2018 10:46 AM EST
South Carolina governor candidates clash in final debate

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — In the closing days before the Nov. 6 general election, the men vying to be South Carolina's next governor have given voters their final chance to see a side-by-side comparison of their stance on issues including tax cuts, medical marijuana and tariffs proposed by the Trump administration.

Oct. 25, 2018 10:24 PM EDT
South Carolina Democrats: Better if Sanders 'got lost'

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As Bernie Sanders prepares to return to South Carolina to feel out a potential 2020 presidential bid, some Democrats in this heavily Republican state say the visit isn't wanted or helpful to their candidates in advance of next month's election.

Oct. 10, 2018 5:28 PM EDT
Trump celebrates victories for 3 endorsed candidates

NEW YORK (AP) — As Donald Trump's party came together, a 28-year-old liberal activist ousted top House Democrat Joe Crowley in the president's hometown Tuesday night, a stunning defeat that suddenly forced Democrats to confront their own internal divisions.

Jun. 27, 2018 11:30 AM EDT
Democratic heavyweight loses in New York as Trump picks win

NEW YORK (AP) — As Donald Trump's party came together, a 28-year-old liberal activist ousted top House Democrat Joe Crowley in the president's hometown Tuesday night, a stunning defeat that suddenly forced Democrats to confront their own internal divisions.

Jun. 27, 2018 2:02 AM EDT
Trump to test his powers in South Carolina runoff

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump's effort to bend the Republican Party to his will faces its next test Tuesday, when South Carolina voters choose between two GOP gubernatorial candidates who both claim to be Trump acolytes.

Jun. 24, 2018 4:08 PM EDT
South Carolina Gov. McMaster faces GOP primary runoff

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, an early supporter of President Donald Trump, was forced into a runoff for the Republican gubernatorial nomination Tuesday.

Jun. 12, 2018 11:05 PM EDT
Republican aligned with Trump wins South Carolina House seat

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republicans retained control of Mick Mulvaney's U.S. House seat, with Ralph Norman winning a special election victory that was closer than expected in South Carolina's 5th Congressional District.

Jun. 21, 2017 3:30 AM EDT
Republican aligned with Trump wins South Carolina House seat

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republican Ralph Norman won a special election Tuesday to fill the South Carolina congressional seat vacated by Mick Mulvaney, battling to a victory closer than many expected to replace the new White House budget director.

Jun. 20, 2017 11:43 PM EDT
South Carolina voters face widening GOP breach Tuesday

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tuesday's Republican runoff for the House seat Rep. Mick Mulvaney vacated to join the Trump administration has exposed a breach in the party that's so wide, some GOP voters are threatening to stay home.

May. 16, 2017 10:27 AM EDT
Civil rights tour comes amid heated political climate

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Civil rights movement veterans and U.S. Reps. Jim Clyburn and John Lewis are leading more than a dozen members of Congress on a three-day history and race relations tour of South Carolina, culminating Sunday with services at the Charleston church where nine black parishioners were gunned down last June.

Mar. 18, 2016 1:41 PM EDT