Congressman Jim Clyburn announced this morning from Allen University that he is endorsing Hillary Clinton in next week’s Democratic presidential primary. Source: The State, NYT

Gov. Nikki Haley, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, and Congressman Trey Gowdy joined U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio on stage in Greenville yesterday. One Roll Call columnist noted the lineup was “Not your father’s GOP.” The P&C asks, “The GOP’s future?” Source: Twitter, P&C

WSJ: “In GOP primary, South Carolina lives up to mudslinging reputation”

Since the primary is tomorrow, maybe this is the last dirty SC politics apologia we’ll see for a few years–writing for WaPo, former Sanford adviser Barton Swaim: “Why South Carolina politics are dirty — but not as dirty as you think”

Century Aluminum could let Santee Cooper know as soon as March that it will terminate its power contract with the utility at its Mount Holly smelter unless a legislative solution is reached to allow the company to buy power on the open market. Source: P&C

Charleston airport officials are reportedly considering allowing passengers to enjoy an adult beverage or four outside of the airport bar as they wait for their flights at CHS. Source: P&C

Charleston County is asking for $3.4 million to help reform the local criminal justice system, including reducing ‘over-incarceration.’ Source: P&C

The Post and Courier is endorsing John Kasich in Saturday’s GOP primary: “if Republican primary voters in our state and across the land don’t back the candidate with the best record of turning a truly conservative agenda into overdue change, they’re going to get disappointed — again.”

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