Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Agenda: SC helps boo Cruz from stage; Lee Atwater's widow on Trump; I-526 off half-cent tax list

Sally Atwater on Trump: "He reminds me so much of Lee."

Posted by Sam Spence on Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 10:37 AM

South Carolina Republican delegates were reportedly among those booing U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz as he spoke during night three of the RNC yesterday, offering at best a very light endorsement of the 2016 GOP ticket with no mention of Trump. Source: P&C, NYT

But minutes after the speech, Gov. Nikki Haley spokesman Rob Godfrey posted a photo of Cruz and his wife Heidi with Haley and her husband Michael. Source: @RobGodfrey

P&C headline from Cleveland: 'Haley and McMaster represent GOP’s struggle for unity in presidential election'

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and Congressmen Trey Gowdy, Jeff Duncan, and Mick Mulvaney are all notably absent from the S.C. delegation in Cleveland this week. So, where are they? Source: The State

In a profile with the P&C, S.C. delegate Sally Atwater, the widow of infamous Republican consultant Lee Atwater, known for race-baiting and dirty campaign tricks, says Trump reminds her of her late husband: "He reminds me so much of Lee." 

The State Ethics Commission issued clarifying guidelines on how football game tickets can be used by the governor's office and candidates' use of campaign money to pay themselves and family members. Source: P&C

Former Republican state Rep. Thad Viers of Myrtle Beach, now serving a three-year term in federal prison for money laundering, has been disbarred by the State Supreme Court. Source: The State

When it came time to vote on whether Charleston County taxpayers would vote on a new $2.1 billion half-cent sales tax referendum, the final list of projects the tax would cover did not include I-526 as it originally did. Source: P&C

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