ROCK HILL — DeMint envisions local, state role
U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., alluded Wednesday to plans to get more involved in local politics after his second term in the U.S. Senate ends in 2016.
DeMint has said – and reconfirmed Wednesday – that he doesn’t plan to run again.
Asked what he’ll do next, DeMint said he “will never retire,” drawing applause. He also alluded to getting involved in local and state political efforts. “Washington is not going to save our country,” he said.
The Greenville Republican was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the Upstate’s 4th District from 1999 until 2004, when he won his Senate seat. In 2010, he defeated Democratic challenger Alvin Greene for re-election.
The (Rock Hill) Herald
Democratic candidates to debate June 7
All five Democratic candidates for South Carolina’s new 7th District congressional seat will debate June 7 from 7 to 8 p.m. at Coastal Carolina University’s Wheelwright Auditorium. The debate will be televised live on WBTW News 13.
The candidates are Preston Brittain, Parnell Diggs, Harry Pavilack, Gloria Bromell Tinubu and state Rep. Ted Vick.
The Democratic debate is one of three debates that WBTW will broadcast. The Republican candidates square off in the first debate on June 4 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center in Florence.
The nominees from both parties will face off in October again at Coastal Carolina’s Wheelwright Auditorium. A date will be announced.
The Florence Morning News