Monday, November 3, 2014

The Agenda: Election day tomorrow; Snow!; T-Rav's Halloween

Referenda on Charleston-area ballots

Posted by Sam Spence on Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Whitney Sudler Smith looks like he got a little into Halloween this weekend, tweeting a picture of himself dressed as a samurai warrior alongside a double-breasted, slicked hair Thomas Ravenel. Make of that what you will. [Twitter via @holycitysinner]

A light dusting that swept through the Carolinas on Saturday morning brought the earliest snow on record to Columbia. [Charlotte Observer]

ICYMI on Friday, the State Supreme Court granted an emergency stay on an election commission decision that would have called off tomorrow's election to fill the seat left open by Bobby Harrell. So, votes cast in tomorrow's race between Democrat Mary Tinkler and Green Party candidate Sue Edward will count. [The State, AP, CP]

Polls are open tomorrow from 7am-7pm and to get a sense of what matters for S.C. voters when they step into the booth tomorrow, the P&C has a nice roundup of voter interviews from Newberry to Lake City to Walterboro. [P&C]

Gov. Nikki Haley and her New Jersey counterpart Chris Christie stumped at The Beacon in Spartanburg this weekend. [SHJ]

With projections showing a 70% chance that Republicans will take control of the U.S. Senate after tomorrow's election, that could mean bigger and better things are on the way for already-influential U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham. [NYT, The State]

Locally, referenda that will determine the future of projects to fund local libraries, highways, and schools will also face voters in Charleston-area counties. [P&C]

Charleston's Coast Guard rescue helicopter base will stay open for another two weeks to give state lawmakers time to do some logrolling to secure the money needed to keep it open. [AP]

Daniel Island-based Blackbaud says that one of its products played a key role in helping raise over $100 million as part of online Ice Bucket Challenge fundraisers. [P&C]

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