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  • Oct 14, 2019

Candidate Profile: Dorothy Dowe

Dorothy Dowe, 2019 Candidate for Greenville City Council   Why did you choose Emerge? I chose to apply for the Emerge program because I knew I ...
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  • Sep 19, 2019

Candidate Profile: Ashley Peele

Ashley Peele, 2019 Candidate for Mayor of North Charleston Why did you choose Emerge? Coming into my first race, I knew I was going to need some ...
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GOP Rep. Finlay draws two Democratic challengers for the first time

A pair of Columbia Democrats are planning to unseat veteran Republican state Rep. Kirkman Finlay in next year’s election, possibly setting up the ...
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Ashley Peele believes that North Charleston’s leader should reflect its varied culture

North Charleston mayoral candidate Ashley Peele is one of three people who have filed to unseat longtime incumbent Mayor Keith Summey in this ...
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Emerge SC graduates 14 future leaders

Applications open for Class of 2020 The Emerge class of 2019 graduated 14 future elected leaders in June, including four from Greenville County. The ...
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For 2020 field, South Carolina race pales next to Iowa frenzy

The 2020 Democratic presidential field swarmed Iowa to help a Cedar Falls school board member win a state Senate special election last week. But the ...
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Neal is a candidate for Gray Court Town Council

Shaterica Neal, a 2008 graduate of Laurens District 55 High School and a 2013 graduate of Claflin University, is running for a seat on Gray Court ...
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Where Are All the Black Women on The Post & Courier’s 2020 Valuable Democrats List?

In a recent article titled,”South Carolina’s Most Valuable Democrats for 2020 Presidential Primary,” the Post & Courier’s Jamie Lovegrove details ...
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Few women have been elected to represent South Carolinians, could Lindsey Graham, of all people, change that?

From the elevated dais in the Senate hearing room on Sept. 29, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said that as a “single, white male from South Carolina ...
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Women direct their political anger, and aptitude, toward South Carolina’s ballots

When Jennifer Gibson shares her plans, she unwittingly walks into a field of micro-aggressive booby traps. “People ask me, ‘What are you ...
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