Vice President Joe Biden gave his infrastructure pitch yesterday at the Wando Welch Terminal in Mount Pleasant, pushing for millions in funding that will expand the shipping channel in Charleston Harbor. Biden also made a stop at a Columbia steel plant. Source: P&C, The State

In an early PPP poll of South Carolina Republican primary voters, conservatives indicate Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as their favorite potential candidates in the contest. South Carolina’s senior U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham came in tied for third at 14% along with retired surgeon and conservative commentator Ben Carson. Source: Public Policy Polling

Congressman Jim Clyburn, the state’s highest-ranking member of Congress, distributed a letter on Wednesday pushing for a replacement of the SCSU leadership, including President Thomas Elzey. Source: AP, The State, P&C

The state House passed a proposal this week that would create a process for sending FOIA violation complaints to be heard in court and would reduce the time window that agencies have to answer public records requests. Source: AP, The State, SC Radio

Dean of the College of Charleston School of Business Dean Alan Shao is one of three finalists to be the next president of Winthrop University. Source: P&C

S.C. utilities are working to meet record demand for energy this week, urging customers to conserve power this week if possible, especially on cold mornings. Source: WIS, WYFF

Don’t tell that to the anglers in this weekend’s Bassmaster Classic though, who will sit out on Lake Hartwell this weekend hoping to hook the big one during one of the largest and most widely-covered fishing events ever. Source: WYFF