So, the Gamecocks got waxed last night by Texas A&M, but here’s a picture of Texas Gov. Rick Perry taking a selfie with Marcus Lattimore’s mom, Yolanda Smith:


As part of last night’s inaugural Texas A&M-South Carolina SEC rivalry game, Govs. Rick Perry and Nikki Haley agreed to exchange a bronze statue commissioned by Perry of James Butler Bonham, a S.C. native who was a hero at the Alamo. Needless to say, the Aggies will take the statue back home this week. [The State]

U.S. News and World Report reports that T-Rav’s campaign manager was recruited by Bravo bosses. [U.S. News]

Meanwhile, Ravenel says that there’s nothing in FEC regulations that prohibit him from being paid to participate in the filming of “Southern Charm” over the course of his campaign. [P&C]

The FEC does have questions for Graham, according a letter from the agency posted by FITS News, a T-Rav ally, asking for clarification of campaign dispursements. [FITS News]

Haley and her Democratic opponent Vincent Sheheen traded barbs this week as November’s general election contest starts to heat up. A right-leaning poll out this week shows Haley up to a 15-point lead over Sheheen, 56-31 percent, respectively. [The State]

Turns out that Anthony Johnson’s withdrawal from the search for CofC’s next basketball coach stemmed from a 2011 domestic dispute that landed him in a Cobb County, Georgia, jail for 19 days. Johnson pleaded no contest to a disorderly conduct charge over the incident. [P&C]

Charleston’s ‘Burrito Gateway’ will likely be complete by the end of the year, Chipotle officials say. [P&C]

From the P&C opinion pages, Brian Hicks with a good one today on Mt. P development: “The fact is, Mount Pleasant is growing like a weed – so is James Island, and so is Summerville. Some inconvenience is unavoidable, and the gathering place is an idea that we may have to embrace, artists’ renderings and all.”