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February 5, 2014 12:22 PM

Toal wins historic duel for SC chief justice post

Jean Toal, 70, a Democrat who in 1988 became the first woman ever on the court, had the support of 31 of 36 of the Legislature’s Black Caucus members. She also had on her side numerous Republicans, including House Speaker Bobby Harrell, R-Charleston, and Toal’s vote-gathering lieutenant in the House, Rep. Jenny Horne, R-Dorchester.

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