Charleston mayor-elect John Tecklenburg says he thinks his momentum from the general election helped carry him to victory on Tuesday, with a little help from negative attacks from state Rep. Leon Stavrinakis that he says “backfired” with voters. Source: P&C

The state is working with Dorchester and Berkeley counties to resurvey a portion of their shared border that would affect more than 300 properties who could have the option of being annexed back into Dorchester County once a 13-mile portion of their border is adjusted. Source: P&C

This fall’s flooding hit South Carolina farmers big time. To the tune of $587 million, according to state officials. Source: P&C, AP

The State Ethics Commission has dismissed a series of ethics complaints filed against Attorney General Alan Wilson for over-the-limit donations. The panel said the complainant, a Wisconsin woman, did not cooperate with investigators, leading them to believe that she had no personal knowledge of the circumstances. Source: P&C

The Ethics Commission also issued an advisory opinion it will vote on in January that would prevent lawmakers from using campaign donations for club dues. Source: AP

Republican candidate for president Jeb Bush used a campaign stop at the Citadel on Wednesday to make his most-specific foreign policy speech to date. Watch the full address here. Source: P&C, WCBD

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, still a candidate for president, told Real Clear Politics yesterday that Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s proposal for a federal agency to promote “Judeo-Christian Western values” sounds like the religious wars from the history books. ““I don’t think we should be promoting Judeo-Christian values in the Arab world … I think that was the Crusades.” Source: Politico

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