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Sep 12 2018

Democrat Joe Cunningham Gains Local Support

By Gregg Bragg, Island Eye News Sr. Staff Writer Joe Cunningham is on the ballot for South Carolina’s first congressional district (SC-1). He says; “We need common sense, not chaos. We have to put people over politics, and country before party.” Cunningham prefers making himself available in person, and has been busy with “Meet & …

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Aug 15 2018

Katie Arrington Returns To Campaign Trail

By Gregg Bragg for the Island Eye News Katie Arrington surprised a minority of voters in South Carolina’s first congressional district (SC1) republican primary on June 12. The first term state representative and veteran defense industry consultant ran straight at incumbent Mark Sanford’s nearly forgotten infidelity, mocking her opponent’s trip to Argentina/Appalachian Trail with a …

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Jun 11 2018

Cunningham Runs Against Sanford

By Gregg Bragg for The Island Eye News Joe Cunningham is a College of Charleston graduate, an ocean engineer, and Charleston based attorney. He’s also a candidate running for South Carolina’s District 1 congressional seat. Upon recent inquiry, campaign manager Mariah Hill responded to questions on behalf of Joe Cunningham. Asked about the incumbent’s track …

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Sep 20 2013

September 2013 Message from the Mayor

By Mike Perkis Residents continue to tell me they appreciate my column and look forward to getting the latest updates so here goes this month’s column: Recent Events and Accomplishments: Andy Benke has managed to get the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) to continue maintenance work on the storm water ditches in our low-lying …

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Apr 19 2013

Letter to the Editor: Forgive Sanford but Don’t Forget

Dear Editor, I met a couple recently who had just moved to Charleston. The conversation quickly turned to politics. The gentleman leaned over to me and observed, “Sanford’s got the Christian voters all figured out.” He said, “They HAVE to forgive him.” That first struck me as a bit of an insult. Then it struck …

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Feb 08 2013

Candidates Prepare for SC First Congressional District Special Election

The filing period for candidates hoping to represent the first congressional district of South Carolina ended on January 28. Three Democrats and 16 Republicans are seeking the seat formerly occupied by Tim Scott. The special primary election will be held March 19 with the general election date set for May 7. Three republican hopefuls and …

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Dec 05 2012

See You at the Polls

By Jason Kreutner Tuesday, November 6 was a special Learning Outside the Classroom day at University School of the Lowcountry. Students conducted exit polling for contested races in Charleston County, US House District #1, and US President. We chose twenty precincts across the county to get a broad sample, and the locations included Sullivan’s Island …

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May 03 2012

Sullivan’s Island Resident Runs Against Tim Scott

Provided Keith Blandford has been nominated as a Congressional candidate for United States District One in South Carolina. Blandford received the nomination from the Libertarian party unanimously on April 21, 2012 in Columbia. This is Blandford’s second campaign for the seat, which will defended by Republican incumbent Tim Scott. “We are very excited about the …

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