SUNDAY BUZZ: So much for firsts, and don't mess with the chairman

Posted by JAMIE SELF on February 9, 2014 

FILE PHOTO: South Carolina Sen. Larry Martin (R-Pickens)

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COLUMBIA, SC — Maybe it takes declaring a first to find a first.

That seems the case in the state Superintendent of Education Race where Meka Childs' campaign said, after researching the topic and no other names surfacing, that her nomination would be a first for an African-American woman getting the GOP nomination to a statewide office. But Senate President Pro Tempore John Courson, R-Richland, could recall another name for The Buzz.

Also, U.S. Senate hopeful and state Sen. Lee Bright learned how one of his prize proposals -- a bill that would allow people to carry firearms without licenses or training -- found itself almost off of the agenda. Read more here.

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