The Agenda: Final SC-1 Countdown, Boeing growing, Grooms on Google

Statehouse debates college board appointments

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Sanford, Bostic face off online - Ahead of Tuesday's runoff election to determine the Republican 1st District candidate, P&C's Robert Behre takes stock of Mark Sanford and Curtis Bostic's efforts on the interwebs to woo voters.

Boeing making moves - Boeing's recent announcement that a North Charleston IT hub for the company was in the long-term plans for its local campus may be good news for the area economy, but it comes at a cost (P&C) to the company's longtime Puget Sound homebase, which is watching the aerospace company slowly become more distributed across the U.S.

No le gusta - State Sen. Larry Grooms, who represents parts of Berkeley and Charleston Counties, expressed his disapproval of the Google Doodle on display over Easter Sunday that memorialized the birthday of Mexican American labor leader Cesar Chavez, saying "Google showed utter contempt to towards my faith and culture by choosing Marxism over Christianity and Chavez over Christ." He expanded his comments on Facebook, saying "Google spit in my face today."

All in the family - The State's weekly tongue-in-cheek Buzz column on Sunday examined the pending appointment of a handful of family members of state politicians to state college boards of trustees. The column sparked a Twitter war-of-words between Beam, state Rep. Bakari Sellers, and Mick Zais spox Scott English.

Deal or no deal? - U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Sunday (G'ville News) that he believed the U.S. Senate was on its way to a long sought-after deal on immigration reform.

Gun bills - Over the weekend, the Greenville News took a look at more than 25 firearm-related bills winding their way through the S.C. Statehouse, including one by S.C. Rep. Leon Stavrinakis prompted by the attempted shooting at Ashley Hall in Charleston.

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