The Senator from Richland Co. writing that she is leaving the party because “…it no longer espouses the values my constituents and I hold dear.”
Amanda Bonfiglio Cunningham, ex-wife of candidate for South Carolina governor Joe Cunningham, announced her endorsement of one of her former spouse’s opponents.
By Meg Kinnard (AP)
In a string of tweets, state Sen. Mia McLeod and House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford sparred back and forth with personal vitriol, which began with McLeod noting Rutherford had backed Joe Cunningham, and not her, because McLeod had refused “to appoint his unqualified new wife” as a magistrate.
Since Tuesday, South Carolinians have been able to cast their ballots in state primary elections.
Henry McMaster has lived in the governor’s mansion for more than five years and is hoping to stay for four more. However, today a Democratic challenger submitted her name for the race.
By Meg Kinnard
Democrats Joe Cunningham and Mia McLeod are vying for the chance to face Republican Gov. Henry McMaster, who is seeking his second full term.
The officers involved in Jamal’s death were fired, but one state senator believes an excessive force bill is needed in the state.
By Meg Kinnard
Age-eligible South Carolina children would be required to show proof of coronavirus vaccination in order to attend public schools in the state, under a proposal introduced by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mia McLeod. The effort was rolled out Tuesday as part of the state senator’s plan to boost South Carolina’s lagging coronavirus vaccination rate, if she’s elected to its top office in 2022.
Two state lawmakers are criticizing the decision to give raises to some state agency heads.
State Senator Mia McLeod is now the first Black woman to run for governor in South Carolina. Senator McLeod kicked off her campaign this morning at the Modjeska Monteith Simkins House.