Monday, March 17, 2014

The Agenda: Graham maintains lead; S.C. teams learn NCAA matchups; Filing period opens

French announces Libertarian bid for gov

Posted by Sam Spence on Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 11:31 AM

The P&C has a profile of Dr. Barron Nason, he of Nason Medical Center commercial fame, and the increasingly-common urgent care-brand of medicine he's brought to the Lowcountry in the last decade. [P&C]

Charleston-area police described how this year's Cooper River Bridge Run, the first since the 2013 Boston bombings, will look at a briefing on Friday. [P&C]

The P&C's Robert Behre muses on what it would take for the Holy City to be recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a designation by the United Nations for globally historic, unique, and/or endangered places, the highest-possible preservation designation. [P&C]

A new Gravis Marketing poll out this weekend shows U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham polling at 60%, with his closest competitor, state Sen. Lee Bright, notching 10%. 17% of respondents remain undecided. [The State, Gravis Marketing]

The filing period for this year's November general election opened yesterday, and will remain open through March 30. [The State]

Georgetown state Rep. Stephen Goldfinch draws a line in the sand over ongoing controversy swirling around College of Charleston's summer reading selection, "There are times either side can trample on freedoms of anybody. This book trampled on freedom of conservatives. It would been the same if it was an anti-Muslim book or an anti-Semitic book. Teaching with this book, and the pictures, goes too far." [The State]

State Democrats have hired a Conor Hurley, a 27-year old from Boston who's managed races in Florida and Georgia, to assume the duty of executive director of the S.C. Democratic Party. [The State]

Charleston businessman Steve French says he'll jump into the governor's race as a Libertarian. Let the record show that Carhartt overalls seem to be the only acceptable attire for Mr. French's baby. [The State]

The FreedomWorks PAC, a dominant group among tea party conservatives, has announced it will endorse South Carolina Congressman Mark Sanford and Senator Tim Scott. [Politico]

S.C. will be represented in this year's NCAA men's basketball tourney by Wofford and Coastal Carolina this year. The Wofford Terriers face #2 Michigan, while the Chanticleers will take on ACC-champ, #1 UVA. The Lady Gamecocks, who finished the season ranked #8, will learn tonight where they're headed in the women's tournament. [WYFF, Sun News, WIS]


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