The Agenda: Gowdy's committee questioning Clinton; CofC cuts; Matthews elected second woman in Senate

Stavrinakis entering home-stretch with most money on-hand

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Some 2016 bites: Vice President Joe Biden said yesterday that he would not enter the presidential race, saying window to enter "has closed." State Sen. Vincent Sheheen, the two-time former Democratic candidate for governor, announced he is endorsing Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley for president. Source: NYT, NPR, CNN

College of Charleston is expected to address a $1.5 million revenue shortfall during a Board of Trusteees meeting today. Source: P&C

As we speak, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is answering questions from Congressman Trey Gowdy and his committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks. Source: Politico, NYT

Voters in Senate District 45 elected Margie Bright Matthews to become the successor to slain Rev. Clementa Pinckney to represent the sprawling, rural district. She will be the second woman to join the high chamber. Source: P&C

Beloved and respected Post and Courier columnist Ken Burger died on Tuesday night after a years-long fight with prostate cancer. He's survived by his wife, sibling, sons, daughters, and grandchildren, as well as scores of journalists who worked alongside Burger over the years. Here are just a few of the remembrances published: ABC News 4, Walter Edgar for ETV Radio, News 2,

Editorial: "Ken Burger enduring gift" (P&C)

Former Myrtle Beach-area Republican state Rep. Thad Viers will serve more than three years in prison for his role in a money laundering scheme which allegedly aimed to hide money a legal client of his received as part of a federal paving contract that was never delivered. Source: AP

With less than two weeks to go, state Rep. Leon Stavrinakis has the most money remaining in his campaign coffers ($248k), followed by Ginny Deerin ($128k), and John Tecklenburg ($60k.) Source: P&C

The State Ports Authority says about half of the statewide economic impact of the ports is in the Upstate, where there's a growing 'Inland Port' built for its strategic location along the East Coast transportation networks and manufacturers. Source: AP, Spartanburg Herald-Journal

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