April 6, 2016

Gambrell Wins S.C. Senate Runoff

By: MATTHEW HENSLEY Source: Index-Journal April 6, 2016 http://bit.ly/1Wd1B3a State Rep. Mike Gambrell is the Republican nominee in a special election for the District 4 state Senate seat after beating Williamston Councilman Rockey Burgess in a runoff Tuesday. The seat was left vacant after Sen. Billy O’Dell, who had the seat for more than 27 years, died in January. According to …

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March 31, 2016

2016 Candidate Filing Period Ends, Campaigning Begins

The candidate filing period for 2016 Statehouse elections ended Wednesday at noon. This year’s races are as important as ever as we work to send pro-business, pro-growth candidates to the General Assembly in November. MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Primary elections will be held on June 14th, 2016. Necessary runoff elections will follow on June 28th and the General Election will take place …

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March 29, 2016

Padgett endorses Gambrell’s state Senate run

By MATTHEW HENSLEY Index-Journal March 28, 2016 http://bit.ly/1ROmBxd A week after finishing third in the Republican primary for the District 4 Senate seat, Greenwood attorney Tripp Padgett is endorsing the primary’s top vote-getter, state Rep. Mike Gambrell, in next week’s Tuesday runoff. Gambrell, who represents portions of Anderson and Abbeville counties, faces Williamston Town Councilman Rockey Burgess in the runoff after …

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March 3, 2016

Gov. Haley backs Senate GOP’s gas-tax free roads plan

From The State S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley threw her support behind a Senate Republican plan to spend $400 million more money on roads without raising the gas tax. On her Facebook page Thursday, Haley said the plan “has more money to fix our roads, real reform to DOT (the S.C. Department of Transportation) and the (State Transportation) Infrastructure Bank so …

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March 2, 2016

SC Senate plan raises $400 million for roads

From the Associated Press Senate Republicans have agreed to a proposal that would send an additional $400 million yearly to South Carolina roads without raising the state’s gas tax, Senate Majority Leader Harvey Peeler said. The agreement came late Wednesday night after a day where tempers flared as Republicans who had been filibustering the bill for weeks suddenly cut off …

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