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Joe Cunningham

  • Joe Cunningham has chosen a civil litigator who flew combat missions in Iraq to be his running mate. Cunningham is trying to become South Carolina's first Democratic governor in 20 years. He previewed his pick of Tally Parham Casey ahead of a formal announcement Monday in her hometown of Greenville. Cunningham told The Associated Press that Casey's military service, legal savvy and the fact that she's a woman make her the right fit. Casey was South Carolina's first female fighter pilot, serving three combat tours over Iraq, and has been an attorney for more than two decades. Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette filed for reelection last week.
  • South Carolina Democratic gubernatorial nominee Joe Cunningham is proposing an age limit — 72 — for state politicians. The cap is discussed in a video provided Wednesday to The Associated Press. It would cut off 75-year-old incumbent Republican Gov. Henry McMaster and makes a veiled argument that even fellow Democrats like President Joe Biden are staying "in office way past their prime."
  • As pandemic-related supply shortages drive gas prices to record highs across the country, a Democrat seeking to become South Carolina's next governor is suggesting a temporary halt of the state's gas tax as a way to alleviate cost burdens at the pump.
  • Democratic gubernatorial candidate Joe Cunningham is rolling out a plan to boost South Carolina's COVID-19 vaccinations. The former congressman said Monday that the number is low due to a lack of leadership by Republican Gov. Henry McMaster.
  • Joe Cunningham — the former one-term Democratic congressman now running to unseat South Carolina Republican Gov. Henry McMaster — is pushing for medicinal and recreational legalization of marijuana, changes he says would offer health care options and spin off millions in tax revenue for state coffers.
  • This edition of the South Carolina Lede for May 1, 2021, features: Joe Cunningham's first campaign stop in his run for South Carolina's governor in the 2022 election; Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) delivers the GOP response to President Joe Biden's speech to Congress this week; Mike Pence teases a 2024 presidential run at his first public appearance since leaving office this week in South Carolina; and much more.
  • On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for April 27, 2021, we look at the week ahead for South Carolina lawmakers, get an update on how important the manufacturing industry is to the state, discuss the latest on the return of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, and more.
  • Former Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham has announced he will vie for his party's nomination for the 2022 South Carolina governor's race.
  • On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for November 7, 2020, we hear from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) about how he won the most expensive Senate race…
  • Democratic Congressman Joe Cunningham stood on the steps of the U.S. Custom House in Charleston Friday where he first announced his campaign for the 1st…