by Sam Spence
SC-1 - On Wednesday, in addition to getting the endorsement of Hustler publisher Larry Flynt, several establishment Republican lawmakers lined up to announce their support for Mark Sanford in Tuesday's 1st District special election: Tim Scott, Lindsey Graham, Rand Paul, Nikki Haley, and Newt Gingrich all announced support for Sanford yesterday.
Haley 527 vs. DGA - The pro-Nikki Haley 527 PAC called the Movement Fund and the Democratic Governors Association marked the first in-state mudslinging (State) of the prospective re-match between Haley and her 2010 opponent, state Sen. Vincent Sheheen. The two groups launched TV ads set to air in South Carolina markets over the next week.
College boards - The state legislature voted Wednesday (P&C) on new members of college boards of trustees, and many of those elected have last names you'll probably recognize from the last time you went to the voting booth.
Kiawah River Plantation - Charleston County Council Chair Teddie Pryor says Council's Finance Committee will likely vote (P&C) on whether to take the next step forward with a controversial Beach Company plan to pledge tax dollars toward the development of a large tract of land on the southern end of Johns Island.
Stroller Jams - Today, members of the group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America are planning to hold "Stroller Jams" in the S.C. offices of U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott in support of gun reform legislation, which both senators voted against.
Tim $cott - Meanwhile, in the three months since Tim Scott left the seat in Congress for which Sanford and Colbert Busch are competing, he's raised $1.1 million (State). After Scott finishes the term left by Jim DeMint, he will
Silicon Harbor - Yesterday, Blackbaud reported a 22 percent increase (P&C) in Q1 revenues over the same period in 2012, and Benefitfocus announced (P&C) it would be expanding overseas in the coming year.