Paul: Voters have had enough Bushes, Clintons
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, says he thinks voters are tired of presidents and White House hopefuls coming from a handful of families.
The GOP presidential contender said in an interview Monday with The Associated Press he feels like the country is suffering from “Bush-Clinton fatigue.”
Paul campaigned in Lexington as Jeb Bush entered the 2016 presidential campaign.
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Paul said he understands the attention focused on Bush but thinks voters ultimately will realize they are ready for someone new. And that includes Hillary Rodham Clinton, who kicked off her campaign at a rally in New York this past weekend.
Hillary Clinton to visit North Charleston tech school Wednesday
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton will hold a forum Wednesday in North Charleston to discuss youth job training and apprenticeship programs.
The 3 p.m. event at Trident Technical College is open to the public through the Clinton campaign’s website. The doors open at 12:45 p.m.
Clinton also will have a stop Wednesday in Orangeburg to meet with community leaders to discuss challenges facing rural South Carolina.
The trip is Clinton’s second visit to the Palmetto State since officially entering the Democratic race in April. Clinton made a one-day stop in Columbia last month, meeting with minority women business owners and speaking to a group of Democratic women at the State House.Governor’s schedule, activities
Gov. Nikki Haley’s publicly announced schedule for this week, released Monday by her staff, is:
Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.: State Budget and Control Board meeting, State House grounds
Thursday, 2 p.m.: Speak at a S.C. Highway Patrol graduation ceremony, Columbia
According to her staff, the governor’s activities last week included:
5: Policy meetings or calls
4: Media activities, including a press conference
3 each: Addresses, to a Columbia Urban League job-training program, to Palmetto Boys and Girls State, and to the Response, a religious revival gathering in North Charleston; also, economic development activities, attending a North Augusta chamber meeting, a meeting of the President’s Export Council in Washington and a ribbon-cutting at Columbia’s Jaguar Land Rover dealership; also, ceremonial bill signings
2 each: Agency meetings; also, interactions with other politicians, a phone call to North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey and a meeting with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, soon expected to announce his candidacy for the GOP nomination for president
1 each: Legislative meeting; also, a constituent meeting
Busiest day: Thursday, with seven activities
Slowest day: Monday, with three activities
Of note: Haley’s schedule included one weekend activity, addressing the Response gathering