Dems line up to endorse Brittain in SC 7th

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Top Democrats from around South Carolina are endorsing an Horry County attorney in his bid to represent the state’s newest congressional district.

U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, former U.S. Rep. John Spratt and state Sens. Vincent Sheheen and John Land on Tuesday are announcing their support for Preston Brittain.

The Democrats planned to hold a conference call Tuesday morning.

Three other Democrats are seeking that nomination, and there are nine Republican candidates.

Last week, Democratic state Rep. Ted Vick dropped out of the congressional race after his arrest on drunken driving and weapons charges. Myrtle Beach state Rep. Thad Viers abandoned his bid for the GOP nomination and resigned from the Statehouse after his January arrest on charges he harassed an ex-girlfriend.


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