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SC Lede: Dark Money - The New Normal

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Dark money: What is it, who uses it, and hows does it affect how voters see issues and candidates?

On this episode of South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson speaks with The Post and Courier's Andy Brown about his in-depth report on the $6 million of dark money involved in the 2018 South Carolina elections. They discuss the misleading ads and mailers bought with that money, what state lawmakers are doing to address this issue, and the state grand jury corruption report released last year concerning political consulting firm Richard Quinn & Associates.

You can read Andy Brown's report on The Post and Courier's website here, and the state grand jury report here.

Then, South Carolina Public Radio's own Russ McKinney stops by to quiz Gavin about South Carolina history in this week's Did You Know segment.

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Gavin Jackson graduated with a visual journalism degree from Kent State University in 2008 and has been in the news industry ever since. He has worked at newspapers in Ohio, Louisiana and most recently in South Carolina at the Florence Morning News and Charleston Post and Courier.