State Rep. Leon Stavrinakis and Charleston Mayor Joe Riley are among those taking part in a reception Tuesday honoring other local state House of Representative Democrats.
The event is Tuesday from 5:30-7 pm. at the Mills House.
Contribution amounts range from $50 to $1,000.
The honorees include Reps. Robert Brown, Wendell Gilliard, David Mack and Seth Whipper.
Democrats led by Vincent Sheheen’s gubernatorial campaign are launching a voter registration drive this weekend.
“If the election were held today, there would be hundreds of thousands of eligible voters in all 46 counties of our state who would not be able to vote, simply because they were not registered,” their email blast said today.
“It’s so easy to get registered, and we want to help everyone who’s eligible make their voice can be heard on Election Day.”
The party is calling this a Voter Registration Weekend of Action.
Click here to find Democrats local volunteer team’s Voter Registration Drive outlets.
Gov. Nikki Haley, state leaders, and ethics reform advocates will hold a Statehouse press conference today to discuss the need for passing ethics reform changes in the upcoming legislative session.
The event begins at 1:30 pm. in the Statehouse upstairs lobby.
Democrats used news of the event to pounce.
“Nikki Haley arguing for ethics reform is like Lance Armstrong lobbying for better doping regulations, Bernie Madoff pushing for more stringent stock-trading laws, or Barry Bonds calling for stronger drug testing,” the party said in a statement.
Republican Bill Connor will officially announce his bid for the US Senate seat currently held by incumbent Lindsey Graham at tonight’s Myrtle Beach Tea Party meeting.
Connor is the keynote speaker at the meeting being held at 6 PM at Friendly’s Restaurant, 4705 N Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach.
With Orangeburg lawyer Bill Connor entering the GOP U.S. Senate race versus Lindsey Graham next year, it almost guarantees a runoff.
Unless Graham as the incumbent can win outright, having five candidates on the ballot means the odds increase for a runoff between the top two vote-getters if no one gets above 50 percent.
Connor, who previously ran for lieutenant governor, has filed candidacy papers, according to media reports.
The GOP ballot now looks like Graham, Connor, state Sen. Lee Bright of Spartanburg, Upstate businessman Richard Cash and Nancy Mace, the first female graduate of The Citadel Corps of Cadets.