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AP-SC--South Carolina News Digest, SC

June 12, 2018

Hello! The interim Carolinas News Editor is Jeffrey Collins. The supervisor is Jeffrey Collins.

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COLUMBIA — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, who was one of President Donald Trump’s earlier supporters, tries to hold off four challengers who say he isn’t enough of an outsider in Tuesday’s Republican primary. On the Democratic side, the party chooses between an established lawmaker who is presenting himself as a palatable alternative for independents to the Republican nominee, or a pair of challengers who say they party needs to stop trying to be like the GOP. By Meg Kinnard. SENT: 530 words. UPCOMING: 700 words from 7 p.m. polls closing, photos.


COLUMBIA — U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford will try to continue his long streak of knocking off Republican challengers when he faces a well-funded opponent in South Carolina’s 1st District. Katie Arrington’s campaign has centered on saying Sanford doesn’t’ do enough to support President Donald Trump. UPCOMING: 400 words from 7 p.m. poll closing.


COLUMBIA — Voters in one U.S. House District in South Carolina will likely winnow a field of 13 Republicans who want to replace U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy down to two on Tuesday. In the 5th District, Democratic leaders are hoping their one-time rising star, Archie Parnell, loses after divorce papers from 1973 emerged with his ex-wife saying he beat her while they were in college. By Christina L. Myers. UPCOMING: 600 words. Polls close at 7 p.m.

— With:

— SECRETARY OF STATE, from Columbia — An APNewsNow is planned on the Republican primary for Secretary of State. UPCOMING: 130 words from 7 p.m. poll closing.

— ATTORNEY GENERAL, from Columbia — An APNewsNow is planned on the Republican primary for Attorney General. UPCOMING: 130 words from 7 p.m. poll closing.

— STATEHOUSE RACES, from Columbia — An APNewsNow is planned on South Carolina House races. UPCOMING: 130 words from 7 p.m. poll closing.

— BALLOT QUESTIONS, from Columbia — An APNewsNow is planned on questions that Republican and Democratic voters are being asked to answer. UPCOMING: 130 words from 7 p.m. poll closing.


UNDATED — Though on the other side of the globe, President Donald Trump figures to be a factor in Republican elections in South Carolina, one of five states holding primaries. Republican Gov. Henry McMaster, an early Trump supporter in 2016 when he was lieutenant governor, has the president’s backing but faces challenges from four other candidates. McMaster endorsed the New York businessman in the state’s early presidential primary, which gave Trump a much-needed victory in the race for the nomination. By Thomas Beaumont And Bill Barrow. SENT: 920 words. AP Photos NVJL107, NVJL101, NVLVS101, NVJL108, NVJL109, CER104, NDBIS501.


— CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS-SOUTH CAROLINA, from GREENWOOD — A South Carolina man has desegregated names on a World War I plaque despite ongoing litigation over a state monuments law. SENT: 130 words.

— SUSPICIOUS DEATH, from NORTH AUGUSTA — Sheriff’s deputies and the county coroner are investigating after a South Carolina woman was found dead in her home. SENT: 130 words.

— OFFICER ARRESTED, from FORT MILL — A South Carolina police officer who was arrested in North Carolina has been fired. SENT: 130 words.


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