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May 12, 2014

MORNING BUZZ: Time for the Stump

The Buzz

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

Let's go Stumping: Democrats will gather on the western edge of Horry County today for their biennial speech-fest that dates back to 1876, the Galivants Ferry Stump . The party's top-of-ticket nominees in November, gubernatorial challenger Vincent Sheheen and lieutenant governor hopeful Bakari Sellers, will join other candidates and MSNBC commentator Jimmy Williams (a Palmetto State native) to rally the faithful. This year's event in the land of boiled peanuts will honor former U.S. Sen. and Gov. Fritz Hollings for 60 years of stumping.

What made news in S.C. politics over the weekend...

Judge's decision in Speaker Bobby Harrell case could come as early as Monday.

S.C. parents pressured to donate to scholarship group.

GOP candidates for S.C. lieutenant governor see bigger roles.

Vice President Joe Biden tells USC grads : ‘Do not listen to the cynics’

House Ethics members mostly mum on Harrell-Wilson feud.

S.C. lawmakers disagree about what their anti-Common Core education standards bill, which soon could be on Gov. Nikki Haley’s desk, actually will do.

Gov. Nikki Haley traveled to the Dallas area last week where she participated in the groundbreaking of a 7-foot bronze statue of Indian nationalist Mahatma Gandhi.

More Sunday Buzz: Making ‘Uncle Chip’ laugh / Signed, Robert Ford / Bites

Columbia residents’ bill for Bull Street projects pushing $200M over 30 years.

GOP candidate calls on NAACP to end boycott of South Carolina, The Associated Press reports.

Maryland Gov. O'Malley continues shots at Gov. Nikki Haley in Vincent Sheheen stump appearance, The (Charleston) Post and Courier reports.

S.C. Democrats pin hopes on Vincent Sheheen this year, The (Charleston) Post and Courier reports.

Lindsey Graham's record takes center stage in GOP primary race, The (Charleston) Post and Courier reports.

Trey Gowdy defends Benghazi select committee, Politico reports.

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