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Thu Aug 22, 2019, 05:34 AM

South Carolina Democrats say they'll retake state Senate; GOP says otherwise

The nation's current political volatility is leading to big dreams for South Carolina Democrats.

They're viewing the mess in Washington plus recent urban voting trends plus voter frustration as the perfect ingredients for political change in the South Carolina Senate, which has been firmly in the grip of Republicans since the election of 2002.

Currently, the Senate has 27 Republicans and 19 Democrats. For Democrats to get outright control, they need to pick up five seats in 2020. For them to make the Republicans play nicer with them, they need a pickup of three seats.

"This may be one of the most expensive elections in South Carolina," S.C. Democratic Party Chairman Trav Robertson told Statehouse Report. "We are looking at fighting in state Senate seats and trying to win in the state Senate in places that Democrats have not run in a very long time. It [the 2020 race] is going to be a tactical, strategic plan to take back the S.C. state Senate."

Read more: https://www.charlestoncitypaper.com/charleston/sc-democrats-say-theyll-retake-state-senate-gop-says-otherwise/Content?oid=29165426

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UncleTomsEvilBrother Aug 22 #1

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Thu Aug 22, 2019, 06:10 AM

1. That the DEMS even have a fighting chance...

...in South Carolina is a pretty big deal. Don't kill me ya'll, but I miss Howard Dean as the DNC leader.

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