by Sam Spence
SC-1 debates - At this point, it looks like 1st District special election candidates Mark Sanford and Elizabeth Colbert Busch will meet in just one debate (AP) before the May 7 election. On Thursday, Democrat Colbert Busch bowed out of a televised AARP debate (P&C), leaving an April 29 debate sponsored by Patch and SC Radio Network as the remaining debate.
Call it a comeback - Clinton, Gingrich, Weiner, Vitter, Spitzer, Sanford. The luv-guv is in good company in this Washington Post ranking of the best political comebacks in recent memory.
"Thanks, Obama." - The 2014 federal budget is set to include $1.2 million to continue to study the effects of dredging the Charleston Harbor in anticipation of deepening the shipping channel to accommodate larger container ships.
Slam Duncan - "Read about the Rwandan genocide, the Hutu and Tutsi tribes." That's what Upstate Congressman Jeff Duncan wrote on Facebook as part of a warning about the danger that a national gun registry databases could pose. The 1994 Rwandan genocide resulted in the death of more than 500,000 Rwandans.
From Citadel to SCSU? - Thomas Elzey, executive vice president for finance at The Citadel, is one of three candidates (T&D) for the presidency of S.C. State University.