Booker: Black men ‘equal’ to women in SC Democratic primary

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Cory Booker is meeting in South Carolina with black men, some of whom say they’ve felt overlooked during a focus on the voting impact of the sta...

Sanders: Scriptures call for renewed focus on justice in US

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders says Scripture calls for a renewed focus on justice as Democrats campaign to replace President Donald Trump. The ...

Harris files papers for South Carolina presidential primary

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Kamala Harris has officially signed her papers to be a candidate in South Carolina’s Democratic presidential primary. Harris signed documents just ahead of a Sa...

Biden files papers for South Carolina presidential primary

ABBEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden has made his South Carolina presidential bid official. The former vice president filed his paperwork as a candidate in next year’s Democratic primary...

Could Haley’s role in Trump administration taint a 2024 bid?

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — With the launch of her new memoir, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley has again ignited speculation she may be gearing up for a possible White House bid, perhaps as early as 2024...

Bloomberg wins key SC endorsement ahead of 2020 run

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — If he opts to enter the Democratic presidential primary, New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg will get one of South Carolina’s most-coveted endorsements. Colu...

2020 hopeful Harris focuses on black women in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Kamala Harris is framing an upcoming campaign swing through early voting South Carolina around the voting demographic most sought after in the state’s Democratic primary: black w...

Sanders campaign replaces South Carolina state director

Bernie Sanders is replacing his state director in the critical early-voting state of South Carolina. Sanders’ presidential campaign tells The Associated Press that Jessica Bright now...

Melania Trump, Karen Pence survey emergency response in SC

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Melania Trump and Karen Pence are traveling to South Carolina to learn about some of the military's emergency preparedness and humanitarian efforts. ...

AP Interview: Biden confident of prospects in South Carolina

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden tells The Associated Press that he's confident his long ties in South Carolina will pay dividends in next year's Democratic presidential primary and plans no change in ...

SC justice forum reconfigured after Harris' withdrawal

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A criminal justice forum planned for Democratic presidential hopefuls in South Carolina has been reconfigured after Kamala Harris withdrew from the event, citing a lack of access...

Kamala Harris skipping South Carolina forum over Trump award

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris is pulling out of a South Carolina criminal justice forum over organizers' handling of President Donald Trump's appearance. ...

Democrats increase qualifying thresholds for December debate

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Democratic National Committee is again increasing its polling and fundraising requirements for presidential candidates to qualify for the sixth debate in December. ...

Trump to join 2020 Democrats at South Carolina justice forum

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump is visiting South Carolina as part of a bipartisan event on criminal justice reform. The White House confirmed Friday that Trump would ap...

Sen. Lindsey Graham posts record $3.29M fundraising haul

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Lindsey Graham has posted what his campaign says is a record-setting fundraising haul as he seeks a fourth term in the U.S. Senate. His campaig...