State Rep. Bakari Sellers (D-Orangeburg) released his first General Election television ad today. The ad highlights Sellers' forward thinking attitude but makes no mention of his accomplishments in the legislature. Sellers, a Democrat, traditionally voted with the liberals in his party. He faces former republican Attorney General Henry McMaster in November.
Columbia, S.C.- The South Carolina Republican Party is honored to host Florida Senator Marco Rubio and South Carolina Senator Tim Scott for a “Road to Victory” fundraiser on October 22, 2014. The fundraiser will raise funds for the South Carolina Republican Party’s Victory 2014 efforts.
Chairman Matt Moore, Senator Marco Rubio, and Senator Tim Scott will be available to media following the event.
South Carolina Republican Party “Road to Victory” Fundraiser with Senator Marco Rubio and Senator Tim Scott
12:00 P.M. to 1:45 P.M.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
The Hall at Senate’s End
320 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201
*The above is a press release from the South Carolina Republican Party.
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Haley for Governor today announced the most successful fundraising quarter of the election cycle, breaking the record the governor’s re-election campaign previously set this summer.
Thanks to an outpouring of generous financial support – with over 85 percent of our donations coming from South Carolina families and businesses – Governor Nikki Haley’s re-election campaign will report more than $1.2 million raised for the quarter and will enter the final 15 days of the race with over $1.4 million cash on hand.
Haley for Governor spokesman Chaney Adams said, “Governor Haley – and our entire team – are grateful for the overwhelming support, from across South Carolina, of people from every walk of life who agree that results matter. We couldn’t be more excited to have the resources on hand to make sure every voter understands how Governor Haley makes a difference.”
*The above is a press release from S.C. Governor Nikki Haley.
According to a fresh poll released by The Post & Courier, Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC) commands a staggering lead in her race to a second term. In her rematch against liberal Sen. Vince Sheheen, Haley has blanketed the Palmetto State with her pro-jobs agenda and has used her vast war chest to wage political battle with her opponents.
Survey results as reported here:
Nikki Haley (Republican): 51%
Vince Sheheen (Democrat): 31%
Tom Ervin (Independent): 11%
Steve French (Libertarian): 2%
Bruce Morgan Reeves (United Citizens): 1%
With less than two weeks remaining in the race, Haley has taken any hope from democrats of winning the state's top office. Accoridng to most recent campaign reports, Haley maintains a cash-on-hand total of more than $1 million to spend in the final stretch although the smart money suggests she's not going to need it.
Winner: U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham
If there is an over winner in the 2014 election cycle the title goes to Graham. His skillful campaign style has served him well and his lead extends so far he afforded himself the opportunity to decline participation in a debate with his opponents. That's always a win.
Loser: V.P. Joe Biden
His trip to Columbia this week caused a stir after it revealed that his motorcade forced an elderly patient to forgo medical treatment because she could not make it to he healthcare provider. Couple with that with the embarrassing news that his son was dishonorably discharged from the U.S. Navy for having Cocaine in his system and it's safe to say the liberal icon didn't have a great week.
Winner: Gov. Nikki Haley
She's had some rough weeks leading up to the close of the General Election but Haley's star was bright this week as she skillfully debated her opponents and defended her record as governor. Haley walked away with her jobs message clearly intact and her opponents were unable to force an error on her part. Haley continues to be the heavy favorite heading into November.
Loser: U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson
Wilson is no stranger to unfortunate misstatements and this week was par for the course. While perhaps seeking to educate the public on the dangers of Ebola, Wilson instead said that terrorists infected with Ebola could attack the United States - a far-fetched claim. It's earned him a slot on the loser's list because members of Congress should refrain from fear-mongering talk, especially during a public health crisis.
Charleston, SC – U.S. Senator Tim Scott released the following statement regarding travel restrictions from Ebola-stricken nations in West Africa. Senator Scott is a member of both the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committees.
“First and foremost, my heart goes out to those infected with Ebola and their families both in the United States and in West Africa. This is a terrible virus, and one the world must come together to stop.
As infections continue to spread here in the United States, the trust of the American people has been shaken by the administration’s response thus far. It is clear that a temporary travel ban for foreign nationals traveling from Ebola-stricken nations in West Africa should be put in place. The President has the authority to do so, and we have seen that airport screenings and self-reporting simply are not enough.
While both the Centers for Disease Control and National Institutes of Health state that patients without a fever are not contagious, recent studies from West Africa show that almost 13 percent of confirmed cases did not present with a fever. Screenings have also only been initiated at five airports, and even at airports travelers’ symptoms can be masked by over-the-counter medications.
This is about the safety of the American people, and nothing more. As the fight against Ebola continues, a temporary travel ban for foreign nationals traveling from the epicenter of the outbreak is a necessity.”
*The above is a press release from U.S. Senator Tim Scott.
State Treasurer Curtis Loftis (R-SC) manned a booth at the South Carolina State Fair specifically geared toward giving away free cash. While most things in life are not free, Loftis presides over a fund containing over $400 million in unclaimed cash owed to South Carolina residents. One Upstate television station filed an interesting report on the topic which can be seen below. To see if you are owed unclaimed cash visit this link.
If you are looking for work in the Midlands, Pee Dee or Lower Savannah (Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun and Orangeburg counties) areas, next week could be your big break.
Midlands jobseekers should not miss out on the October 21 job fair from 9 a.m. to noon at the National Guard Armory located at 1255 Bluff Road in Columbia. Approximately 60 employers have already registered to attend. Check out the list of attendees below.
Pee Dee jobseekers will be able to meet more than 30 employers at the October 22 job fair at the SC Army National Guard located at 700 14th St. in Hartsville.Veterans and those who complete a free job fair preparation workshop at an SC Works center this week will gain early admission to the event. It will open to veterans and workshop attendees at 10 a.m., the general public at 11:00 a.m. and will last until 2 p.m.
The following employers have signed up to participate in the job fair: Volt Workforce Solutions, Papa Johns, the S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles, Agape Hospice, Galey & Lord, Carolinas Hospital System, TransAmerica Agency, the S.C. Department of Public Safety, North Industrial Machine, Palmetto Staffing Solutions, the S.C. Department of Corrections, PPM, Nightingales Nursing & Attendants, Home Depot, Nucor Steel, Monster, Noble Resources, the S.C. Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, Lowes, Time Warner Cable, Tender Care Home Healthcare, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Southeast Frozen Foods, ArborOne Farm Credit, Verizon Wireless, Youth Academy Charter School, McCall Farms, Schaeffler Group-INA, GE Medical Systems, City of Florence, and Performance Foodservice.
Free preparation workshops are:
The Southern Carolina Regional Job Fair will host more than 20 employers as they seek to hire qualified candidates in the Lower Savannah area. They represent a variety of retail and healthcare industries as well as call centers from Barnwell, Bamberg, Allendale and Aiken counties. This event will be held October 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Southern Carolina Business Center located at 1750 Jackson St. in Barnwell.
*The above is a press release from SCDEW.
Lexington, SC — The Lexington County Republican Party (LCGOP) will host An Afternoon with Dr. Ben Carson on November 2, 2014 at the State Farmers Market in West Columbia. A private reception with hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and photo opportunities with Dr. Carson begins at 3:00 p.m., followed by a general admission public address at 4:30 p.m.
“Dr. Carson is a clear thinking and speaking leader whose wisdom is badly needed at this point in our nation’s journey,” says Rich Bolen, chairman of LCGOP’s Lexington and Conquer 2014 committee. “His moral authority and personal accomplishments, especially his proven ability to overcome great adversity, make him an ideal role model for our nation’s youth and all Americans. I encourage anyone who could use a dose of hope to come hear Dr. Carson speak on November 2.”
Both events are open to the public, but RSVPs are required in advance. Reception tickets are $50 each, with free general admission to the separate speaking event. Corporate or individual sponsorships are also available. Seating is limited; RSVP online for either event by 5:00 p.m. Monday, October 27 at https://lcgop2014.eventbrite.com or call (803) 513-5275. The State Farmers Market is located at 3483 Charleston Hwy, West Columbia, 29172.
About Dr. Carson
Dr. Ben Carson is an emeritus professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. He has written six best-selling books including his latest, One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America’s Future, which was released on May 20, 2014. His seventh book, an ebook entitled One Vote: Make Your Voice Heard, was released in September. He is a syndicated columnist, highly sought motivational speaker, and a frequent guest contributor on Fox News.
*The above is a press release from Lexington County Republican Party.
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham’s re-election campaign today announced a new statewide radio and digital ad campaign highlighting Graham’s leadership on getting the Port of Charleston deepened – a project which will create thousands of new jobs in South Carolina.
Last week, the Army Corps of Engineers made a major announcement when it recommended deepening the port to a depth of 52 feet. Once the project is completed, Charleston will be the deepest port in the Southeast. This recommendation leaped past the initial effort to deepen the port to 50 feet and is considered by experts to be a game-changer for our state’s economy.
The Port of Charleston, which is considered one of South Carolina’s most critical economic engines, is estimated to directly and indirectly support over 268,000 jobs statewide and $11.8 billion in wages.
“Our port deepening is the biggest job creator of my lifetime,” South Carolina Ports Authority Board Chairman Bill Stern says in the ad. “You’ll have more businesses locating in South Carolina, you’ll have more distribution centers locating in South Carolina, and that all creates jobs. It absolutely would not have happened without Lindsey’s leadership.”
Graham has been a longtime proponent of the Port of Charleston deepening project.
*The above is a press release from U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham.