Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and Gov. Henry McMaster have called for GOP candidate for Senate from Alabama Roy Moore to end his campaign as sexual allegations mount against him. U.S. Sen. Tim Scott has said that Moore should step aside if allegations are true. Republican candidate for governor Catherine Templeton, however, won’t say whether she thinks Moore should remain a candidate for Senate as reports continue to mount that the former prosecutor and judge initiated sexual encounters with teenage girls in the past. “We’ve got enough to deal with,” Templeton said yesterday, explaining that Alabama voters will soon decide. Source: P&C

Republican voters head to the polls today in the Daniel Island area and part of Mt. Pleasant to select the party nominee in the special election to replace former Rep. Jim Merrill, who agreed to a plea bargain in Sept. to assist an ongoing corruption probe in the Statehouse. Source: P&C

The City of Charleston is moving ahead with plans to run a shuttle from Morrison Drive downtown to provide parking and transportation for hospitality workers in the tourist district. Source: P&C

A circuit court judge has ruled that a legislative rule written by lawmakers can’t be used allow party caucuses avoid state transparency laws. Source: P&C, The State

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