Agnes Pomato, Wadmalaw Island: “I agree wholeheartedly that this is the time for Democrats to win in South Carolina. Everything you listed is true. But one of the most important things is to make voters aware of the candidates and the dates. We have a special election coming up in the 5th Congressional District to fill Mick Mulvaney’s vacated House seat. “
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By Andy Brack, editor and publisher | With strings of losses in statewide contests over the last few years, you’d think South Carolina Democrats would be down and out. But with President Donald Trump irritating people left and right, there’s a growing enthusiasm that maybe Democrats can take advantage of new cards being dealt them.
To do so, they’re going to have to be disciplined, raise money, create a more appealing message and target sympathetic voters. And, as one longtime insider notes, they’ll have to have some pretty good luck. But the conditions in reliably red South Carolina are bubbling for Democrats at the state level to have a little more success.