[image-1]Sanford mounts ‘confessional campaign,’ Clear path for Colbert-Busch appears
Mark Sanford darted across the Charleston area this weekend as he continues his attempt at a political revival in the 1st District special election. The path to the nomination for Elizabeth Colbert-Busch gets a little easier today as Martin Skelly is expected to withdraw from the race and back her campaign, meaning she will almost receive the nomination without a runoff over perennial candidate Ben Frazier, the only other Democrat in the race.
Sources: Politico, The State, Patch, Post and Courier
Related: Colbert to headline fundraiser for sister’s congressional campaign

Suspect in failed Ashley Hall shooting had history of mental illness, was able to legally purchase pistol used in attempt to kill teachers
The Beaufort woman who was arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder after a botched shooting at downtown’s Ashley Hall School, a grade school for girls, reportedly has a history of mental illness, but her medical history didn’t stop her from buying a Taurus PT-22 pistol from a Walterboro gun shop early this month.
Sources: New York Times, Post and Courier, ABC News 4
Related: State lawmakers debate gun laws

Ex-Clyburn aide sets sight on state Democratic Party leadership
Jaime Harrison, former top aide to U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn who’s long worked behind the scenes in state Democratic politics, announces his candidacy to be chairman of the S.C. Democratic Party. The election, which will choose the successor to the current chairman, news-friendly Dick Harpootlian, will take place a tthe party’s May convention.
Sources: Politico

Post and Courier highlights ‘Forgotten South Carolina’
The Post and Courier takes an in-depth look at the oft-overlooked areas between Columbia, Charleston, and Greenville in the first installment of their “Forgotten South Carolina” series in Sunday’s paper.
Sources: Post and Courier