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AP-SC--South Carolina News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, SC

June 12, 2018


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Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in South Carolina. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to interim Carolinas News Editor Jeffrey Collins at 803-603-8675 or at jscollins@ap.org. Jack Jones is on the desk, followed by Jeffrey Collins at 2 p.m.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



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 — 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. Also, 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 the 1st District, and 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.



— CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS-SOUTH CAROLINA, from GREENWOOD — A man has changed the names at a memorial to the dead in World War I after a South Carolina judge’s ruling. 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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