Republican S.C. Rep. Rick Quinn resigned his seat yesterday and pled guilty to misconduct in office as state prosecutors closed in on his ethical entanglements and the consulting business ran by his father, Richard. The deal Rep. Quinn struck lessened the pressure on his father, but Rick could still spend some time in prison. State solicitors say they claim Rick operated another business separately from his father’s but hid his connections to that firm’s consulting clients. Asked why they didn’t take the case to trial, opting to instead accept Rep. Quinn’s guilty plea, the state indicated that its statewide ethics investigation is not complete. High-level Quinn clients have included Gov. Henry McMaster and Attorney General Alan Wilson. Source: P&C, The State

NYT headline: “Alabama Loss Exposes Republican Fissures Amid a Democratic Surge”

Roy Moore has still refused to concede his loss to Democrat Doug Jones on Tuesday. Source: WaPo

The P&C editorial board calls North Charleston’s attempt to annex land across the Ashley River in West Ashley “an annexation too far.” Source: P&C