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County GOP hosts forum for coastal Senate seat candidates

County GOP hosts forum for coastal Senate seat candidates
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 2:35 p.m.

First Congressional District GOP Secretary Joe Bowers, along with Charleston County GOP Chairman Larry Kobrovsky, hosted a forum of the four …

U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford receives foodservice distribution industry’s Thomas Jefferson Award

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 10:06 a.m.

Award recognizes commitment to free enterprise

Charleston County Auditor Peter Tecklenburg announces campaign for re-election

Charleston County Auditor Peter Tecklenburg announces campaign for re-election
Saturday, April 9, 2016 9:22 a.m.

In consideration of the significant progress his office has made since his election in 2012, Peter Tecklenburg filed for re-election as Charleston …

Jenny Horne challenges Mark Sanford for SC District 1 Congressional Seat

Jenny Horne challenges Mark Sanford for SC District 1 Congressional Seat
Friday, April 8, 2016 3:20 p.m.

SC State Representative Jenny Horne is pleased to announce her candidacy for South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District.

No opposition for Elliott Summey’s Charleston County Council seat UPDATED

No opposition for Elliott Summey’s Charleston County Council seat
Thursday, March 31, 2016 9:14 a.m.

Elliott Summey, current Charleston County Council Chairman (District 3), will head into November’s election for his County Council seat …

Trey Harrell Announces Official Run for the State House

Trey Harrell Announces Official Run for the State House
Saturday, March 19, 2016 12:58 p.m.

Lifelong conservative, Constitutional attorney and devoted family man Trey Harrell, R, Mount Pleasant, made the official announcement Monday that he …

Sanford files for election in 1st district

Thursday, March 17, 2016 11:34 a.m.

Representative Mark Sanford formally announced he will seek re-election for South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District and filed the appropriate paperwork with the South Carolina Republican Party.

Elliott Summey announces candidacy for Charleston County Council

Elliott Summey announces candidacy for Charleston County Council
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 12:48 p.m.

Focusing on smart growth, quality of life and traffic improvement

Grooms road plan passes senate

Friday, March 11, 2016 10:13 a.m.

The S.C. Senate today passed a sweeping new plan to reform the state Department of Transportation and provide new funds to fix the state’s roads. The plan’s primary architect, Senator Larry Grooms (R-Berkeley) calls the move a huge step forward.

Senator Kimpson announces town hall in North Charleston with Hillary Clinton

Senator Kimpson announces town hall in North Charleston with Hillary Clinton
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 4:44 p.m.

Charleston, South Carolina—State Senator Marlon Kimpson (D-Charleston) announced he will be hosting a town hall meeting in Senate District 42 …

Charleston businessman to run for state house

Charleston businessman to run for state house
Thursday, February 18, 2016 12:07 p.m.

Charleston businessman William Cogswell, Jr., has announced that he will seek the Republican nomination for the House District 110 seat currently …

Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 9:28 a.m.

Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Ala.-7) came together for a Skype call with students from Laing Middle School of Science and …

John Kasich Town Hall UPDATED

Monday, February 15, 2016 12:01 a.m.

John Kasich held a town hall meeting at Finn's Brick Oven in the Belle Hall Shopping Center in Mount Pleasant on Wednesday, Feb. 10. The …

Local politics Republican presidential hopefuls make stops in Mt. Pleasant UPDATED

Monday, February 15, 2016 12:19 p.m.

As South Carolina’s Republican presidential primary approaches on Saturday, candidates have been making the rounds across the state, including …

Jeb Bush Town Hall UPDATED

Monday, February 15, 2016 12:01 a.m.

Jeb Bush held a town hall meeting at the Cooper River Room at Mount Pleasant's Waterfront Park on Wednesday, Feb. 10. An estimated 325 to 350 people …

Senator Marlon Kimpson Files Affordable Housing Legislation

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 10:04 a.m.

State Senator Marlon Kimpson (DCharleston) will introduce three bills aimed at improving affordable housing opportunities throughout the state of South Carolina.

South Carolina files Congressional Term Limits Resolution

Monday, February 8, 2016 9:49 a.m.

The South Carolina General Assembly has filed resolutions that would help bring about the Term Limits Convention, a new initiative to place term limits on members of Congress. By using Article V of the U.S. Constitution, 34 state legislatures can team up for a convention to propose a congressional term limits amendment. The Term Limits Convention …

South Carolina files Congressional Term Limits Resolution

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 11:33 a.m.

The South Carolina General Assembly has filed resolutions that would help bring about the Term Limits Convention, a new initiative to place term limits on members of Congress. By using Article V of the U.S. Constitution, 34 state legislatures can team up for a convention to propose a congressional term limits amendment. The Term Limits Convention …

Local boat captain runs for state house

Local boat captain runs for state house
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 6:04 a.m.

Patrick Cloud of Mount Pleasant, a local boat captain and longtime conservative activist, has declared his candidacy for S.C. State House of …

Race, poverty and education in the GOP

Thursday, January 14, 2016 11:56 a.m.

GOP Debate Debriefing with Black Conservative Leaders

County reminds citizens of upcoming election dates and deadlines

Thursday, January 14, 2016 12:16 p.m.

The Charleston County Board of Elections and Voter Registration office reminds the public of the following important dates related to the Presidential Preference Primary elections.

Marty Belk announces campaign for reelection

Marty Belk announces campaign for reelection
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 6:55 a.m.

Marty Presler Belk officially announced her campaign for reelection to the Isle of Palms Seat on the Moultrie Constituent School District No. 2 Board …

Sandy Senn announces run for Senate District 41

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 11:14 a.m.

Sandy Senn has officially announced that she will run for Senate in District 41, which Senator Paul Thurmond is vacating. Senn is a Republican and a West Ashley attorney who regularly represents police, firefighters, and EMTs in the Lowcountry.

Sanford invites Jesse Williams as guest at State of the Union address

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 9:09 a.m.

Rep. Mark Sanford (R) has invited North Charleston resident, Jesse Williams, to be his guest at the State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 12. Each Member of Congress is allowed to bring one guest to the State of the Union who will watch the address from a reserved seat in the House Gallery.

SC senators respond to president’s executive gun control measures UPDATED

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 2:39 p.m.

South Carolina’s two republican senators responded to President Barack Obama’s new executive action announced Tuesday to clarify existing gun laws and beef up enforcement measures. Both senators criticized the measure. Below are the press releases from their offices.

Sen. Marlon Kimpson Pre-files Comprehensive Gun Reform Package and $15 per hour Minimum Wage Legislation

Friday, December 4, 2015 10:29 a.m.

Charleston, South Carolina—State Senator Marlon Kimpson (D-Charleston) pre-filed the following legislative bills yesterday aimed at reducing the number of illegal guns, ban assault weapons, strengthen background checks, and implement a gun registration system so tracking can be made easier in South Carolina. For further details, please …

Owens and Haynie to be sworn in Monday Mayors makes new committee assignments UPDATED

Owens and Haynie to be sworn in Monday Mayors makes new committee assignments
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 2:36 p.m.

Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page will swear in two new councilman Monday morning at 8 a.m.

Tuesday night runoff for Mount Pleasant Town Council UPDATED

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 11:13 a.m.

Mount Pleasant Town Council candidates faced off Tuesday night in a runoff for two seats. Candidates Jim Ownes and will Haynie faced incumbent Chris …

Owens and Haynie discuss future goals

Owens and Haynie discuss future goals
Thursday, November 26, 2015 5:39 a.m.

Three Mount Pleasant Town Council candidates faced off last Tuesday night in a historical runoff for two seats.

Three candidates in council runoff

Three candidates in council runoff
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 2:47 p.m.

The atmosphere at the Liberty Cafe was vibrant Tuesday where council candidate Chris O’Neal was hostng a gathering. But the mood soon turned …

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