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SC Democratic Party

  • 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.
  • Tuesday, South Carolina's primaries will end with one of only two statewide runoffs determining who will challenge Republican incumbent Senator Tim Scott for the opportunity to represent the state in the U.S. Senate.Author and preservationist Catherine Fleming Bruce narrowly emerged as the Democratic nominee frontrunner during last week’s primary, receiving 34.69 percentage of votes while challenger, current South Carolina state Representative Krystle Matthews, earned 33.24 percent.
  • 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."
  • Vice President Kamala Harris is returning to South Carolina this week to headline a fundraising dinner for Democrats in the state. Party officials announced Monday Harris will be the keynote speaker at the Blue Palmetto Dinner on Friday in Columbia. The dinner comes just days before South Carolina's primary elections, where the contest for governor tops the statewide Democratic ballot. South Carolina also holds the first presidential balloting in the South.