Paul Sommerville and Alice Howard have filed as candidates for re-election in the Beaufort County Council vote Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Sommerville represents Lady's Island in District 2 and Howard the Beaufort/Port Royal area.
Beaufort County (SC) Board of Education member Cynthia Gregory-Smalls filed for re-election Friday, March 16, 2018 to the District 3 school board seat in the November 2018 election. The seat represents Lady’s Island, St. Helena Island and parts of Beaufort.
Following the news that Tabor Vaux won't run for his Beaufort County Council District 9 seat, Laura Sterling becomes the third Republican candidate to enter June's SC GOP Primary with hopes of representing Bluffton, South Carolina.
Twenty-year Marine Corps veteran George Wright announced Thursday, March 15, 2018, his intention to run in June's South Carolina Republican Primary for Beaufort County auditor and partner with the assessor's and treasurer's offices.
Poor funding, a big push for online responses and a potential question about citizenship could mean huge undercounts for rural Southerners in the 2020 Census. An inaccurate count would leave areas already hurting for federal assistance even worse off.
The early exit on Friday of Andrea Ramsey, a leading Democratic candidate in a key congressional race – a woman backed by the deep pockets of liberal Emily’s List – underscores both how unprepared these new candidates are for the unforgiving political scrutiny of a battleground campaign and the difficulty of fully vetting so many recruits.
Democratic leaders say this week’s shock victories, headlined by gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam’s attention-grabbing nine-point win in Virginia, are making them reconsider the 2018 midterm elections, convinced the party should grow more ambitious amid a backlash to President Donald Trump.
For Republicans, Tuesday’s results across the country were a reminder that Democrats are capable of translating liberal anti-Trump energy into actual votes. It was evidence of the environmental perils that often await a president’s party in the midterm elections—especially when that president has historically low approval ratings.
Incumbent Bluffton Town Councilmen Fred Hamilton and Larry Toomer retained their seats Tuesday, defeating challenger Ted Huffman, according to unofficial results from the Beaufort County Board of Elections.