A conversation with Dr. Dawn Bingham

Dr. Dawn Bingham is an OB-GYN, an advocate for women’s healthcare, a community activist and a candidate for State Senate District 12. We sat down with her to talk about healthcare in South Carolina, particularly with the death knell for the Affordable Care Act looming in the Supreme

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How Republicans Have Failed Our Children

South Carolina has been governed by Republicans for decades – in some parts of the state  for generations. In that time, the state has never crawled out of the basement on any major metric of governmental success. From education to GDP, the state languishes in the basement while other

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A conversation with Amanda McDougald Scott

A researcher, doctoral candidate, advocate for children and families, Amanda McDougald Scott is also a candidate for County Council District 24. Part of The Republican Record series. Amanda talks about the complex and interconnected issues revolving around child care, education, health care,

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10-Point Black Agenda for SCDP Consideration

The Democratic Black Caucus of South Carolina-Greenville Chapter urges the South Carolina Democratic Party to adopt the following 10-Point Black Agenda, that will give direction to Democratic Candidates on local, State, and federal levels, with regard to issues that heavily-affect the black

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Farris Johnson, County Council 20

At Farris For 20, we’re realists.  We know that District 20 is hard soil to till. When we run the numbers on likely-Democratic voters, we aren’t surprised by the slim findings. And yet, we’re still setting high goals and reaching them: raising thousands of dollars, launching a serious

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Will Morin, Council Council 24

To say that I am running a campaign that differs from the incumbent for County Council’s District 27, or that my values and appreciation of life, the planet, and just the sheer existence of my neighbors probably doesn’t go far enough. I was reminded of this when I replied to the questionnaire

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Amanda McDougald Scott, County Council 24

Amanda McDougald Scott credits the summers she spent in rural North Carolina with her grandmother, Rose McDougald, as the inspiration for serving her community. Her “Grandmama” was her role model. She was a teacher, a nurse, and an integral part of her church family and community. More than

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The Republican Record on Income

By Elise Filpot South Carolina’s median household income of $52,309 put it at 42nd in the nation and more than 10K below the national median. In light of the GOP’s historic control of the legislature, that ranking is essentially the Republican record on income in our state.  Is the GOP the

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A conversation with Je’Varus Howard

As part of our project on The Republican Record, we talked with State House District 19 candidate Je’Varus Howard about income and the impact it has on the quality of life, business, and the strength of communities in South Carolina. 16.7 percent of South Carolinians live below the

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