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With mere hours left before polls close in the Palmetto State, voters will close the book on Election Day 2014.
Across S.C. republican candidates are expected to dominate at the ballot box in every statewide race. Former Attorney General Henry McMaster is the only newcomer likely to be added to the list of constitutional officers, while the rest are current incumbents. McMaster will replace Lt. Gov Yancey McGill who was appointed to fill the office following the resignation of former LT. Gov. Glenn McConnell.
The state is also poised to re-elect each current federal official back into office. Leading that list are U.S. Sens. Graham and Scott. Scott is on the cusp of being the first black U.S. Senator to ever win election to the U.S. Senate from the South.
For election night analysis across the state tune into SCETV beginning at 10pm or click here for more information.
“Governor Haley Is The Person To Lead Us For The Next Four Years”
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Haley for Governor today released a new video that celebrates South Carolina’s progress under the leadership of Governor Nikki Haley.
The video features leaders in public service and in the private sector who have worked with the governor during her first term to make a difference in the lives of every South Carolinian.
*The above is a press release from South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley.
South Carolina could remain the final bastion of the conservative strong-hold in the South. Voters in North Carolina and Georgia have two U.S. Senate races that have national political pundits puzzled.
N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis (R) has mounted one of the most expensive challenges in history against incumbent U.S. Senator Kay Hagan (D). Over $100 million has been spent in the race with both sides hoping to pull an upset. Hagan has led in virtually every public poll the entire race but Tillis has poured on the heat over the past month denting her lead.
In Georgia, it's republican businessman David Purdue who consistently led public polling throughout the race against democrat Michelle Nunn. Democrats haven't held a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia since fromer Sen. Zell Miller retired in 2005. Nunn made several public mistakes and Purdue's hard-fought primary allowed him to compete with Nunn's substantial name recognition. Nunn's father once held the same U.S. Senate seat for over 20 years.
South Carolina is set to see each statewide office filled with a Republican come Tuesday with no tight races among any of the 11 statewide seats up for grabs. Republicans to the north and west should take note.
Winner: South Carolina Republicans
Each statewide republican candidate remains a lock for re-election next Tuesday. South Carolina remains a conservative powerhouse and voters indicate they aren't willing to give an inch to Democrats next Tuesday. The most prominent Democrat in the state remains a lone Congressman.
Loser: Jenny Sanford
The former First Lady turned on conservatives this week when he endorsed a Democrat for public office. South Carolina Republicans elected her husband in campaigns she largely engineered according to past reports and she repays those voters by using her clout to campaign for a liberal.
Winner: Governor Nikki Haley
Haley made headlines this week when she turned the other cheek after state Sen. Vince Sheheen called her a "whore" in a campaign speech. Haley's remarks lifted her above the fray and transcended politics as usual. While Haley would have been given a free pass to take a swipe at her opponent for the remark she took the high road and won the week.
Loser: Tom Ervin
Ervin, a long-shot self-styled independent republican dropped out of the gubernatorial fray endorsing fellow long-shot candidate state Sen. Vince Sheheen (D-Camden). Their combined efforts will not be sufficient to force an upset in the race to unseat Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC) and their last minute campaign tactics earn them both poor ratings.
No, not that Mark (Sanford), S.C. Secretary of State Mark Hammond (R-SC). The former First Lady of S.C. appears in a new web advertisement from liberal Democrat Ginny Deerin's long-shot campaign. The ad is a spoof playing off the name "Mark", the first name of the men both women seek to remove from public office. Deerin's campaign hasn't gained traction with voters but her latest antics may be a bridge too far for some. We've got her web video below:
Self-styled independent republican Tom Ervin of Greenville ended his gubernatorial bid this week but not before taking one last shot at the conservatives he once courted. Ervin's endorsement of Sheheen comes as the Camden Democrat seeks a life raft to save his long-shot hopes. Sheheen's short 15-second ad was released today in hopes of drumming up last-minute support among moderates. In some cases a move of this nature could change the outcome of an election. If not for Sheheen's lackluster campaign it might have worked.
COLUMBIA, S.C. – A provider of technology, products and services in military and commercial mission-critical applications will locate its North American headquarters and manufacturing operations in Spartanburg County. F3 Engineering is investing $3.9 million over three years, resulting in an expected 53 new jobs.
Founded in 1999 in New Jersey, F3 Engineering prides itself in providing customers with mission-critical technology. Through the use of resources and expertise to prototype and manufacture complex products, the company brings technical, administrative and managerial resources together to provide a total program of complex engineering and contract manufacturing solutions.
The establishment of a North American headquarters in Spartanburg County provides F3 Engineering with an opportunity to continue growing the company. Although many locations were considered for this facility, the F3 Engineering selection team concluded that Spartanburg was the right choice, offering a convenient location, excellent climate and good quality of life. Furthermore, the 25,000 square-foot facility, located at 350 Seminole Drive in Spartanburg, is positioned in a Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone). The management team believes that the company’s experience and capabilities, coupled with the highest quality assurance standards and the HUBZone designation, will allow for many new business opportunities in this facility.
Those interested in becoming a part of the F3 Engineering team may visit the company’s career opportunities page. For more information about F3 Engineering, please visitwww.f3engineering.com.
*The above is a press release from the South Carolina Department of Commerce.
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Haley for Governor today announced a statewide bus tour that kicks off on Wednesday, October 29, in the Pee Dee and concludes on Monday, November 3, with an election eve rally in Lexington County, which Governor Nikki Haley represented in the S.C. House of Representatives and still calls home.
The 23-stop statewide tour will take the governor to cities and towns across South Carolina and afford her the opportunity to meet voters and talk to them face to face about the difference they can make when they use the power of their voice.
Haley for Governor’s bus tour schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, October 29
2:00 PM: Florence
Red Bone Alley
1903 West Palmetto Street, Florence
5:00 PM: Myrtle Beach
Rossi Italian Restaurant
9636 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach
Thursday, October 30
11:00 AM: Myrtle Beach/Conway
Coastal Carolina University
E. Craig Wall College of Business Building Lawn
119 Chanticleer Drive East, Conway, SC
1:00 PM: Pawleys Island
10880 Ocean Highway, Pawleys Island
4:00 PM: Summerville
Red Pepper Café
709 North Main Street, Summerville
Friday, October 31
8:00 AM: Hilton Head Island
Port Royal Plaza
95 Matthews Drive, Hilton Head Island
9:30 AM: Bluffton
The Pavilion at Sun City
114b Sun City Lane, Bluffton
12:15 PM: Bamberg
Rusty and Paula’s Restaurant
3308 Main Highway, Bamberg
2:45 PM: Aiken
Red Pepper Café
752-A Silver Bluff Road, Aiken
4:15 PM: North Augusta
100 Georgia Avenue, North Augusta
Saturday, November 1
10:00 AM: Greenwood
The Arts Center of Greenwood
120 Main Street, Greenwood
11:30 AM: Abbeville
Natty’s on Trinity Street
101 Trinity Street, Abbeville
1:30 PM: Anderson
2802 North Main Street, Anderson
3:00 PM: Clemson
Mac’s Drive In
404 Pendleton Road, Clemson
4:30 PM: Greenville
Tommy’s Ham House
214 Rutherford Street, Greenville
Sunday, November 2
12:30 PM: Spartanburg
255 John B. White, Sr. Boulevard, Spartanburg
3:30 PM: Rock Hill
530 Galleria Boulevard, Rock Hill
Monday, November 3
9:30 AM: Sumter
1089 Alice Drive, Sumter
11:00 AM: Camden
Robert Mills Court House Building
607 South Broad Street, Camden
1:15 PM: Winnsboro
Winnsboro Community Barbecue
392 U.S. Highway 321 Bypass South, Winnsboro
3:30 PM: Newberry
Newberry Opera House
1201 McKibben Street, Newberry
5:30 PM: Gilbert
Harmon’s Tree Farm
3152 Augusta Road, Gilbert
*The above is a press release from Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC).
State Sen. Vince Sheheen's inappropriate comment continues to sink his candidacy. The Camden trial attorney had dwindling hopes for a late surge and his unforced error continues to make national headlines.
For her Part, Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC) has taken the saga in stride. Today she responded to the sexist slur from her opponent with grace. Haley gave the following remarks to cameras while on her state-wide bus tour today: