by Sam Spence
Two headlines from yesterday's heated visit by Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell to College of Charleston as part of the school's presidential search:
P&C: "McConnell takes questions from College of Charleston students, faculty, staff"
ABC News 4: "Faculty, students barrage McConnell with questions on visit"
Congressman Trey Gowdy said on Fox News yesterday that he doesn't think Sen. Barack Obama would be friends with President Barack Obama. [Politico]
Standing on the steps of the Statehouse yesterday, one of the handful of GOP candidates seeking to unseat U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, said that S.C. voters are "tired of the ambiguously gay senator from South Carolina." [The State]
Nancy Mace, another candidate in the primary, released a TV ad this week:
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott was one of four in the Senate to vote againt the confirmation of Justice Department lawyer Caroline Krass to be the CIA's new general counsel. The others were: Ted Cruz of Texas, Dean Heller of Nevada, Rand Paul of Kentucky. [Politico]
Myrtle Beach is making a pitch to Stone Brewing Co. as the Southern California brewery seeks to build an East Coast hub. [Myrtle Beach Sun News]
A man arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder and nearly two-dozen counts of aggravated assault with a vehicle has roots in Orangeburg. Police say the car he was driving drunk the wrong way through a crowded street at Austin's SXSW Music Festival killed two and injured 23. [Times and Democrat]