Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin on Tuesday vowed to help elect Hillary Clinton because of a promise he made to his daughters last year after meeting the presidential candidate. Benjamin addressed the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday in Philadelphia.
In his speech Wednesday night at the GOP Convention, Ted Cruz refused to endorse Donald Trump, instead saying “vote your conscience” which drew loud boos from inside Quicken Loans Arena.
McClatchy politics editor Steve Thomma, GOP strategist Kevin Madden, State political correspondent Jamie Self and Charlotte Observer political correspondent Jim Morrill discuss what Donald Trump needs to do in his Thursday acceptance speech in order to energize the delegates and electorate.
A large police presence, including South Carolina State troopers, prevented multiple groups of protesters from clashing as demonstrations intensified on Tuesday at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. (CREDITS: Jessica Koscielniak
The Heritage Act, which the Legislature amended on July 9, 2015, in order to remove the Confederate flag from the State House grounds — a mandate carried out on a sunny morning one year ago Sunday, in a solemn seven-minute ceremony attended by 10,000 and punctuated by understandable but unseemly cheers and chants.