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2nd Quarter money numbers favor Democrats

By Hastings Wyman

Democratic candidates brought in more money than Republicans in seven of the nine congressional races that are likely to be competitive this fall, continuing a pattern that has prevailed since early last year.
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Costs rising at federally supported medical centers in S.C.

By Sarita Chourey

COLUMBIA - The cost per patient in South Carolina's federally qualified health centers averaged $613. At the Beaufort JasperHampton Comprehensive Health Services, it's $960. 
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7/21/2014 — Compiled from InsiderAdvantage and Southern Political Report staff: IAG Around Georgia

7/21/2014 — Mitch McConnell: No ‘throwing money’ at border

7/21/2014 — Sarita Chourey : Poll: Kingston edging ahead of Perdue

7/18/2014 — Compiled from InsiderAdvantage and Southern Political Report staff: Fox 5 Atlanta: Towery on Poll and Ken Cook’s Retirement

7/18/2014 — Sarita Chourey : With 'harm' already done, salt-marsh lawsuit dismissed

7/17/2014 — Morris News Service: Carter calls for investigation of Gov. Nathan Deal, aides

7/17/2014 — Cruz's next fight: Immigration

7/16/2014 — Sarita Chourey : S.C. seeks to attract large-scale composters

7/16/2014 — The Rand Paul pile on

7/15/2014 — Compiled from InsiderAdvantage and Southern Political Report staff: Official alleges improper interference in Deal case

7/14/2014 — Georgia Republicans bicker in only Senate debate

7/14/2014 — Hastings Wyman: Unemployment drop helps both parties in Dixie

7/11/2014 — Walter Jones: Senate GOP runoff tied, poll shows

7/11/2014 — Texas GOP to Obama: Don’t mess with us

7/10/2014 — Morris News Service: Republican candidates deny validity of Nunn's call against outside funding

7/10/2014 — Texas Dem: Obama actions ‘bizarre’

7/9/2014 — Walter Jones: Patriotism, pat downs, pensions become topics for sparring in GOP runoff

7/9/2014 — Senate Majority PAC drops $550K in Kentucky

7/8/2014 — Hastings Wyman: North Carolina: An easy GOP pickup

7/8/2014 — Poll: Hillary Clinton ahead, Rand Paul leads GOP
Around the South
Florida, Virginia, & North Carolina

Florida: Crist names Taddeo as running mate. Former Gov. Charlie Crist (D-FL) announced last week that his running mate for lieutenant governor is Annette Taddeo-Goldberg. Although she has never held office, she served as chair of the Miami-Dade Democratic Party and is known as a successful fundraiser and organizer, reports the Tampa Bay Times. Taddeo is a native of Colombia who moved to the US as a teenager. Gov. Rick Scott’s (R-FL) lieutenant governor is also Hispanic: Carlos Lopez-Cantera.


Virginia: Comstock courts minority voters. With the GOP consistently running behind when it comes to nonwhite voters, in Virginia’s 10th District (Loudoun County, etc.), state Del. Barbara Comstock (R), the party’s congressional nominee, is making a major effort to win the support of votes of Korean Americans, schmoozing at the Korean American Festival and citing her work with such groups as the Korean Chamber of Commerce, reports the Washington Post. Comstock is facing Democrat John Foust with an electorate that is 11% Hispanic and 11% Asian.


North Carolina: McCrory, Senate clash over budget. The state Senate, under the leadership of President Pro Tem Phil Berger (R), passed a budget that would raise teacher pay 11%. Gov. Pat McCrory (R-NC) says the state can’t afford it, and supports a raise of 5% or 6%, reports Raleigh’s News & Observer. And it’s gotten heated, with Senate subpoenas possible for McCrory staffers, and McCrory comparing Senate leaders with US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). The end ain’t in sight.


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