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Former DNC, South Carolina Democratic Party chairman Don Fowler dies at 85. Don Fowler, longtime South Carolina Democratic stalwart who chaired thee state party when Dick Riley was elected governor in 1978 and the national party when Bill Clinton was reelected president in 1996 died Tuesday after a battle with leukemia. Source: Live 5 News

First South Caroline coronavirus vaccines given to health care workers. Shemika Champion, a nurse at the Medical University of South Carolina became the first MUSC employee to be inoculated against the deadly coronavirus, joining a wave of hospital workers receiving the state’s first round of the long-anticipated COVID-19 vaccine this week. Source: The Post and Courier

P&C column by Attorney General Alan Wilson: “Why I joined the lawsuit challenging election results in 4 states”

McConnell defies Trump, seeks to halt big to overturn election. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell formally and finally congratulated President-elect Joe Biden on his election victory and privately urged Republican lawmakers to not join the doomed effort to throw out November’s election results. Source: The New York Times

Dept. of Education to give $84 million to S.C. schools for reopening efforts. South Carolina public school districts are preparing to receive more than $84 million in federal aid to help get their facilities reopened amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Source: Associated Press

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