The Charleston mayoral runoff is in full swing today, as the candidates’ campaigns trade barbs about a hotel moratorium floated by John Tecklenburg, who garnered the most votes on Tuesday. Stavrinakis’ campaign called proposals like Tecklenburg’s one-year freeze on new hotels downtown “job killers.” Source: P&C

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow broadcasted from Rock Hill last night, ahead of tonight’s televised forum with Democratic candidates for president in front of an excited Winthrop University community. Source: Rock Hill Herald

$40 million: The total cost of last month’s flooding to South Carolina’s emergency division and the S.C. National Guard. The majority of the cost will be picked up by the feds. Source: The State

The failure of infrastructure seen in S.C. last month is not just a problem here. Nationally, maintenance projects that sit unfunded pose similar threats. Source: NYT

State Rep. Todd Rutherford came out yesterday and called for the state to reopen the fatal police shooting that resulted in the death of Zachary Hammond, calling his death “nothing short of an execution.” Source: Anderson Independent-Mail

The State Supreme Court is giving state legislators a little more time to form a strategy to achieve education equity in rural areas of the state. Source: P&C, The State