The Buzz

December 22, 2013

SUNDAY BUZZ: Who’s running for SC schools chief? And who is – or is not – sleeping on Sanford’s futon?

The Buzz

A blog from The State's political team of Cassie Cope, Jamie Self and Andy Shain. Email tips to thebuzz@thestate.com.

State schools’ chief Mick Zais will not seek a second term, leaving two Democrats alone in the field to replace him: state Rep. Mike Anthony of Union and former Education Department staffer Montrio Belton of Fort Mill.

The Buzz is sure Republicans will not give up the statewide post without a fight. But who is eyeing the GOP nomination?

Plus, a possible shoot in the foot for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen, how the government shutdown closed the door (temporarily) on some eco-devo deals and is there room for two on Rep. Mark Sanford's futon?

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