S.C. Treasurer Loftis undergoing tests in hospital
South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis is undergoing tests in the hospital after suffering chest pains.
Loftis’ chief of staff Bill Leidinger said the 53-year-old Republican woke up early Monday with pain coming from his chest into his arm and went to the hospital after talking to his doctors. He was undergoing tests Tuesday, and his staff said he was positive and upbeat. Loftis hopes to be released from the hospital soon.
Loftis ran a pest control business before he was elected treasurer in 2010. It was his first elected office. Leidinger said Loftis appreciates all the prayers and good wishes sent to him during his hospital stay.
Fundraiser scheduled Tuesday for Clyburn
Supporters of U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., are holding a fundraiser for him in Columbia.
The group called Friends of Jim Clyburn plans a reception starting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the S.C. Minority Business Enterprise Center.
Clyburn is in his 11th term as a Democratic congressman. His 6th District is a predominantly black district, stretching from Columbia to Charleston. He last faced major party opposition in 2010, winning with 63 percent of the vote.
Clyburn reported $1.3 million in his campaign account at the end of March.
What the governor is doing
Gov. Nikki Haley’s schedule for this week has no publicly announced events, according to her staff.
Haley’s schedule for last week included: