Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Agenda: 7 years since Alvin Greene; Duncan deletes Facebook post; More flooding days in Chs.

Guess who's running for governor

Posted by Sam Spence on Thu, Jun 8, 2017 at 11:19 AM

click to enlarge Congressman Jeff Duncan deleted this image from Facebook after backlash - SCREENSHOT
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  • Congressman Jeff Duncan deleted this image from Facebook after backlash

On Tuesday, days after suspected terror attacks in London, Congressman Jeff Duncan posted and deleted a photo depicting a man labeled "Europe" with a noose tied around his neck watering a tree labeled "Islam." Former state Rep. Bakari Sellers called the post "bigoted, ignorant, and embarrassing." In the past, Duncan has spoken out about avoiding 'globalist' policies and fighting a "war with radical Islam." Source: P&C, Fox Carolina, Washington Examiner

With a year until S.C. Democratic and Republican voters will choose their candidates for governor, Republicans have three candidates and Democrats have zero. Incumbent Gov. Henry McMaster, former agency head Catherine Templeton, and former Democratic Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill have said they will run. Source: The State

10 years ago today: Alvin Greene was the surprise winner of a Democratic primary against Charleston County Councilman Vic Rawl. Greene went on to lose the general election against U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint. Source:

West Of has a profile of local teacher Patrick Hayes, a vocal critic of local schools officials they call "the most dangerous man in West Ashley."

50: The number of days that tidal flooding struck in Charleston last year. Up from 38 days in the previous year. Source: P&C

P&C editorial on Statehouse gutting the Commission on Higher Education: "Higher ed oversight takes a hit"

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