Rock Hill Mayor Doug Echols said Monday he felt it was important to speak up on Twitter against the white supremacy rally that happened this weekend in Charlottesville, Va. He said he sympathized with the local mayors and governor there who have seen "bigotry" and "hatemongering" come to their area.
An example of some of the hyper-focused advocacy that opposition to "repeal and replace" has encouraged from local groups like Midlands Indivisible, the group responsible for this parody. The video was released by Midlands Indivisible as group Indivisible groups around SC held coordinated protests in each congressional district against the bill that was pulled before a Senate vote.
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has previously spoken to the media about his desire to find a way, other than increased taxes, to fund the pension plan in the state. McMaster signed the pension fix into law Tuesday, April 25.
Nikki Haley, 44, has been recognized for her compassionate handling of state tragedies — signing a bill requiring police officers to wear body cameras after a white North Charleston officer was charged with fatally shooting a black motorist, and successfully pushing to remove the Confederate flag from the State House grounds after the shootings at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.
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.