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Congressional redistricting plan finalized


Gov. Henry McMaster has signed into law a new congressional redistricting plan based on the 2020 census. It’s not drastically different from the plan adopted after the 2010 census, but it was drawn to lock-in the existing advantage Republicans have with six solid GOP districts and one solid Democratic district. It maintains the Sixth Congressional District as a majority-minority district, and it increases potential Republican strength in the coastal First District.

Russ McKinney has 30 years of experience in radio news and public affairs. He is a former broadcast news reporter in Spartanburg, Columbia and Atlanta. He served as Press Secretary to former S.C. Governor Dick Riley for two terms, and for 20 years was the chief public affairs officer for the University of South Carolina.