The Agenda: Clyburn will run again; District 99 primary runoff today

State's only Democrat in Congress will run again in 2018

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Congressman Jim Clyburn represents areas of Charleston in Congress - FLICKR USER USDAGOV
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  • Congressman Jim Clyburn represents areas of Charleston in Congress

As federal prosecutors push for former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager to get life in prison next month when he's sentenced for violating Walter Scott's civil rights when he shot him in the back five times, Slager's lawyers say the shooting was manslaughter, not murder, which would lead to a lighter sentence. Last year, a jury could not agree to convict or acquit Slager on criminal charges. Source: AP

Charleston County School Board members re-elected Kate Darby to serve as board chairman at their meeting yesterday in a vote along racial lines. Source: P&C

Richard Quinn and his son Rep. Rick Quinn (currently suspended) will be in court today, possibly to have their trial dates set for charges resulting from a sweeping corruption probe in the Statehouse. Source: P&C

Republicans in S.C. House District 99, which covers parts of northern Charleston County and Berkeley County, including Daniel Island, head back to the polls today to choose between Nancy Mace and Mark Smith, selecting candidate who will move ahead to the special election underway to replace Jim Merrill, who resigned before pleading guilty to misconduct in office. Source: P&C

Congressman Jim Clyburn tells The State that he will run for re-election next year. Clyburn's pledge comes after state Rep. Bakari Sellers said yestereday that he hoped to become the 6th District congressman at some point in the future. Sellers says he has no plans to run against Clyburn. Source: The State

The state appears to be moving ahead with plans to sell Santee Cooper, the state owned utility that decided to abandon multi-billion dollar plans to expand a nuclear plant in the middle of construction. Source: The State


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