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MORNING BUZZ: ‘Southern Charm’ star planning US Senate race against Lindsey Graham

06/26/2014 7:03 AM

06/26/2014 7:08 AM

With less than a month to go before the filing deadline, Charleston businessman and reality TV show star Thomas Ravenel says he is proceeding with plans to run as an independent for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican Lindsey Graham.

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Guv's schedule:

12:30 PM: Gov. Nikki Haley will speak at the Columbia Kiwanis Club meeting at the Capital City Club 6:30 PM: Haley will attend and speak at the Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce 69th Annual Banquet, The Farm at Ridgeway, 3248 US Highway 21 South, Ridgeway, S.C.

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