Even after all the money raised and spent, the high-profile, six-person race for Charleston mayor drew just 25 percent turnout from local voters. That’s higher than normal, but not by much. Source: P&C
S.C. DSS is seeking $17 million from the state to implement a system to track deadbeat parents that was federally mandated during the Reagan administration. Source: SC Radio, AP
Joey Meek, the 21-year old arrested on charges that he did not tell police when he learned about his friend Dylann Roof’s plan to murder black worshippers at Mother Emanuel, was released yesterday on $25,000 bond, which was reduced from $100,000 last month. Source: AP
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is said to be spending $300,000 on radio ads in early primary states, including S.C. Source: NYT
Congressman Jim Clyburn says that a Trump retweet that included a swastika and Hispanic stereotypes to criticize Jeb Bush is “disqualifying” in his book. Source: The Hill
Democratic candidates for president Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley will take part in the Charleston Democratic Party’s Blue Jamboree later this month. Source: CNN
A new Winthrop poll out this week shows Hillary Clinton towering over the state’s early Democratic primary, earning the support of 71 percent of likely voters polled. Source: G’ville News
Boeing has donated $500,000 toward the International African American Museum proposed to be built near the Charleston Maritime Center. Organizers, including Mayor Joe Riley, say they are working to raise $75 million for the museum. Source: CRBJ, P&C
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