COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The political arm of a network created by the billionaire Koch brothers is urging two South Carolina Republicans to back legislation that would limit President Donald Trump's...
US Education Secretary DeVos applauds SC school improvement
TIMMONSVILLE, S.C. (AP) — During a trip to what's been called the "Corridor of Shame," an area that for years has been home to some of South Carolina's most underperforming school districts, U.S....
Betsy DeVos to visit struggling South Carolina schools
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is visiting a South Carolina area known as the "Corridor of Shame" due to its underperforming schools, making a trip to an area that's...
South Carolina ups its relief request for Hurricane Florence
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's congressional delegation will be able to ask for more funds to provide relief following Hurricane Florence, thanks to a move by the state's governor.
In a letter obtained Saturday by The Associated Press, Gov. Henry McMaster told U.S. Rep. Tom Rice that he was increasing the estimate for community development block grant relief from $108 million to $435 million at Rice's request.
FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — State Rep. Robert Williams has won the Democratic nomination in South Carolina's 7th Congressional District.
Williams defeated and government teacher Mal Hyman of Hartsville in unofficial results Tuesday.
It is Williams' second win of the primary season. He also is the Democratic nominee as he seeks a seventh term for his state House seat in Darlington County. He says he will run for both offices.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One incumbent U.S. House member won and one lost in Tuesday's primaries in South Carolina.
U.S. Rep. Tom Rice easily won the Republican nomination as he seeks a fourth term, beating Larry Guy Hammond of Myrtle Beach in the 7th District that runs from Florence to Myrtle Beach.
He will face the Democratic nominee — Mal Hyman of Hartsville and state Rep. Robert Williams of Darlington will square off in a June 26 runoff — and Libertarian Dick Withington in November.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Tom Rice on Monday announced support for Gov. Henry McMaster's bid for a first full term in office, bringing what the Republican's campaign hopes is a boost in the closing days of this year's primary election campaign.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Charleston businessman Phil Noble said his pick of an African-American educator to be his running mate for the Democratic nomination for governor shows he is the right person to lead a new South Carolina.
Noble, who is white, pointed out Thursday that he was announcing his selection of Gloria Bromell Tinubu on Confederate Memorial Day, which is a state holiday.
FLORENCE, S.C. – Dr. Bruce Fischer, a Democratic candidate for the Congressional District 7 currently held by Republican Tom Rice, will be making a campaign stop in Florence on Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Soulé Café at 130 S. Irby St.
FLORENCE, S.C. — Democrat Robert Williams is running twice this spring. He is running to keep his seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives, and he is running for the Seventh Congressional District seat held by U.S. Rep. Tom Rice in the upcoming elections.
Congressman Rice celebrates tax-reform benefits with Walmart employees in Mullins
MULLINS, S.C. – U.S. Congressman Tom Rice said he was excited to meet with Walmart employees Friday morning in Mullins to celebrate the company’s announcement on providing workers in South Carolina with $10.5 million in cash bonuses starting this week.
FLORENCE, S.C. – Mal Hyman, a Coker College professor who is running again for U.S. Congress, said he supports Medicare for everyone that is run by states and allows individuals to choose their doctors.
Hyman spoke Monday morning at a political science class at Francis Marion University.
Hyman said the plan is similar to the Canadian plan.
FLORENCE, S.C. – Surrounded by more than 30 supporters, S.C. Rep. Robert Williams announced his candidacy for U.S. Congress on Monday afternoon at the Florence County Courthouse.
“Today, amongst my family, amongst my friends and those who wish to see and feel change, let me fight for you,” Williams said. “With your help, we can change and address the needs of the people of this district and not the greed of Washington.”
FLORENCE, S.C. – U.S. Rep. Tom Rice said Friday that the economy is improving and today’s college students will have better opportunities when they graduate than his three adult children did.
Rice spoke at a political science class at Francis Marion University on Friday morning.
“My favorite nickname for America is ‘the land of opportunity,’ and they didn’t have the opportunity that I had, and I wanted to make sure that wasn’t going to continue. I was going to change that,” Rice said.
Support for drilling off S. Carolina - but not coastal reps
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — There's support for the Trump administration's offshore drilling proposal among South Carolina's mostly Republican congressional delegation, but not from the ones who represent the state's coast.
FLORENCE, S.C. – As 2018 builds steam, so will candidates campaigning across South Carolina for mid-term elections.
Voters in the Pee Dee can expect elections in congressional districts, state House of Representative seats and an array of statewide positions.
A round of partisan primary voting will happen on June 12, and if any runoffs for seats should be necessary, those will happen on June 26.
Proposal would lower nuclear plant costs for Santee Cooper customers
A bill passed this week by the U.S. House would let Santee Cooper share in billions of dollars in tax credits that will be available if construction of new reactors at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Jenkinsville moves forward.
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A decades-long proposal to build a four-lane, nonstop path to the heart of South Carolina's tourism industry has cleared a major hurdle, but funding remains questionable.
Congressman Tom Rice announced Tuesday that the Army Corps of Engineers has issued a permit allowing construction of Interstate 73 to the Grand Strand.
COLUMBIA — A long-awaited hurdle appears to have been cleared with the approval of federal construction permits to begin work on an interstate that aims to connect the Grand Strand with northern Michigan.
But Myrtle Beach area officials still need to raise the money necessary to build the long-discussed Interstate 73 before construction can begin, state transportation officials have said.
In nail-biter vote, House Republicans advance health care bill to replace Obamacare
WASHINGTON — After weeks of stops and starts, deal-making, concessions, arm-twisting and downright begging, House Republican leaders and President Donald Trump barely secured the votes to pass legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
The GOP bill, formally known as the American Health Care Act, passed Thursday on a 217-213 vote despite having gone through a series of last-minute changes that many lawmakers did not have a chance to process.
South Carolina, Georgia congressmen formally invite Rick Perry to SRS, ask him to support MOX
South Carolina members of Congress have extended newly confirmed Energy Secretary Rick Perry an invitation to the Savannah River Site near Aiken, and are asking for his support of the MOX project.
The state's Congressional delegation, including U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., along with Georgia congressmen, penned a letter to Perry earlier this month, inviting him to visit the site "at your earliest convenience."
South Carolina Republicans offer different ideas on fixing Obamacare
WASHINGTON — On the second day of the 115th Congress, Republicans on Capitol Hill kicked off efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.
But the task of reaching consensus on a final product remains highly elusive.
"I think Republicans are pretty uniform in the fact that Obamacare was a bad idea when it was passed and it needs to go away," said U.S. Rep. Tom Rice, R-S.C.
RNC draws South Carolina governor and ‘Top Chef,’ live from Cleveland
8:10 a.m.: Gov. Nikki Haley, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott and U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford have arrived in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention, joining U.S. Reps. Joe Wilson and Tom Rice, who have been here all week.
Haley will headline the Wednesday morning breakfast meeting of the South Carolina GOP delegation.
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