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Pamela Evette, flanked by Gov. Henry McMaster.  Source:  McMaster campaign video.

BRACK:  Time will tell if governor’s running mate gamble pays off

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher  |  Gov. Henry McMaster made a strategic political decision this week.  Whether it’s good or bad remains to be seen, but it certainly surprised the establishment in Columbia.

McMaster announced a political neophyte, Ohio native Pamela Evette – a Travelers Rest business executive who moved to South Carolina in 2005 – would be his running mate in next year’s gubernatorial race.

That is, if he wins the GOP party nomination.  Three other political animals – Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant of Anderson, former Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill of Kingstree and former agency head Catherine Templeton of Mount Pleasant (who also has never held elected office) – want to be the Republican standard bearer at the top of the 2018 ticket.

by · 12/04/2017 · 1 comment · Andy Brack, Views
BRACK:  Is Washington reaching a tipping point with Trump?

BRACK:  Is Washington reaching a tipping point with Trump?

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher  |   Are congressional Republicans in Washington reaching a tipping point over the continuing political theater and water-tortured presidency of Donald Trump?

If recent public comments by prominent South Carolina Republicans are any indication of the diminishing stature and respect in which Trump is held in Washington, then the president should be worried.  Despite his party’s control of Congress, the hyper-sensitive, Twitter-impaired Trump can’t seem to climb out of a Washington swamp of his own making to be a player in promoting his agenda.  For the first time in my lifetime, the president seems like a B-team sideline player watching a game being played on a muddy field in the rain.  None of it is pretty.

by · 07/17/2017 · 1 comment · Andy Brack, Views
BRACK:  Incumbents have big advantages in June primary races

BRACK: Incumbents have big advantages in June primary races

By Andy Brack, editor and publisher | After a fantastic couple of months away from yard signs and blaring television advertising, campaigning is upon us again. Just look out your car windows as you are driving on any major thoroughfare.

Two months from now, voters — mostly those who vote in Republican primaries — will head to the polls to pick candidates for state and federal offices. In many cases, thanks to gerrymandering of political districts, the primary will be the real election as those who win will face little or token opposition in the fall.

by · 04/18/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Andy Brack, Views
7.27: Book challenge, Haley and legislature, Palmetto Poem

7.27: Book challenge, Haley and legislature, Palmetto Poem

This week’s issue has great information on how Begin With Books is seeking a big challenge grant; how Gov. Nikki Hally is squabbling with legislators in her own party; a Palmetto Poem by Zoe Abedon; and more good news.

by · 05/11/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Full issue