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Q&N: Anti-Graham ad, The Boeing Pavilion, and Texas Sen. Jim DeMint

This week's notable quotes and numbers



"Sen. Graham, people like me just won't make it."

Charleston resident Agnes Pomata in a new TV ad targeting Lindsey Graham. The senator supports raising the age to qualify for Social Security benefits, but he's suggested it should begin with individuals currently 50 and under. The ads were produced and paid for by the Washington-based Progressive Change Campaign Committee.


South Carolina's ranking in Business Insider's 20 states to start a company. The ranking was due in large part to the state's low corporate income and property tax rates. Georgia was at 20.

"Is that guy from Texas?"

Texas politician John Cornyn on recent comments from Jim DeMint suggesting the South Carolina senator would be inserting himself once again in another state's GOP primary. Source: The National Journal


That's the number of firearms collected by the North Charleston Police Department during its annual buyback program. Citizens were asked to bring unwanted weapons to one of three area churches last weekend in exchange for Walmart gift cards. The guns will be melted down and may be used for an art project. Source: The Post and Courier

The Boeing Pavilion

That's one of the potential buildings at the revamped Patriots Point. Patriots Point Executive Director Mac Burdette told The Post and Courier it would be a great opportunity for the struggling site where the company could welcome dignitaries and hold conferences. Local Boeing spokeswoman Candy Eslinger says the company hasn't been approached with the idea.


The number of candidates vying in the special election for the Charleston County Council seat vacated by East Cooper Councilman Joe McKeown. Four GOP candidates will face-off in a March 8 primary: Teddy Manos, Lisa Rollins, Herbert Sass, and Mark Smith. The winner will face Democrat Richard A. Hricik in the general election April 26.

"Meet your new federal overlord: Trey Gowdy."

The headline from D.C. alt-weekly The Washington City Paper. Gowdy defeated Rep. Bob Inglis in last year's GOP primary and went on to win the general election. He was selected by House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa to chair the subcommittee that governs the District.

Daily updates at CHARLESTONCITYPAPER.COM on everything but Keith Olbermann's fallback gig as Fox's new Alan Colmes.

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