State Republican Party chairman Matt Moore on the new polls showing support for Donald Trump’s proposal to increase monitoring of Muslims in the U.S.: “I hope the poll is wrong.” Source: P&C

Democratic candidate for president Martin O’Malley called yesterday for the Citadel to remove the Confederate flag that remains flying in the school’s chapel a day after photos surfaced that appeared to show cadets in white KKK-like hoods. Source: WCBD.

MUSC CEO Pat Cawley called the closure of the Consumers’ Choice health insurance co-op “an administrative nightmare” that means policyholders need to reapply for a new policy by next week to retain coverage. Open enrollment to receive coverage on January 1 ends on December 15. Source: P&C

Charleston County has agreed to a $1 million settlement over claims that county EMS employees were required to work unpaid overtime. Source: P&C

The state saw its 47th police-involved shooting on Thursday, the highest-number of such incidents ever in a single calendar year. Source: P&C

Congressman Mark Sanford is leading a bi-partisan delegation of legislators in pushing the federal Ocean Energy Management bureau to end offshore oil and gas exploration. Source: P&C

NOTE: Post adjusted to clarify SCGOP Chair Matt Moore’s statement.