Legislator Spotlight: John Matthews

Our legislator spotlight series continues this week with Senate Assistant Democratic Leader John W. Matthews, Jr.  Senator Matthews lives in Orangeburg and represents Senate District 39, which includes parts of Orangeburg, Calhoun, Berkeley, Colleton, and Dorchester Counties. When Senator Matthews was first elected to the State House in 1974, he became the first African American elected [...]

By | June 28th, 2017|Press Release|0 Comments

Think Your Health Care Is Safe? Think Again.

Last week, you heard from Sam Martin, one of the 317,000 South Carolinians who has gained health care coverage as a result of the Affordable Care Act.  But it’s not just folks like Sam who are at risk of serious harm if the ACA is repealed.  In order to fund a huge tax cut for [...]

By | June 27th, 2017|Press Release|0 Comments

My Health Care Is At Risk

My Fellow Democrats, I am one of 317,000 South Carolinians who has gained health care coverage as a result of the Affordable Care Act.  Before Obamacare, I had not been able to see a doctor for over 20 years. When I finally had insurance and could see a doctor, I was diagnosed with cancer.  Without [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|Press Release|0 Comments

Legislator Spotlight: Russell Ott

As we move forward to strengthen our party following yesterday’s special elections, we continue our series spotlighting a different Democratic state legislator each week.  After introducing (or re-introducing) you to our House and Senate Democratic Leaders the last two weeks, we now move to House Assistant Democratic Leader Russell L. Ott. Representative Ott lives in [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Press Release|0 Comments

Onward to Victory—Another Exciting Announcement

The progress we have made in the 5th Congressional District in such a short time with such limited resources is nothing short of remarkable.  We are excited to take the lessons we learned across the rest of the state. That starts today in the First Congressional District, where Joe Cunningham, a Charleston ocean engineer, small business [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Press Release|0 Comments

SCDP CHAIR STATEMENT ON SPECIAL ELECTION RESULTS

For Immediate Release June 20, 2017 SCDP CHAIR STATEMENT ON SPECIAL ELECTION RESULTS Columbia, SC – South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Trav Robertson released the following statement on the results of the special elections in the 5th Congressional District and State House Districts 48 and 70: “The progress we have made in the 5th Congressional District in [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Press Release|0 Comments

Happy Father’s Day

On Father’s Day, we celebrate the men who have done so much to help us thrive and succeed.  On this Father’s Day in South Carolina, we remember those we lost two years ago at Emanuel AME Church, and those we lost ten years ago fighting to extinguish the flames of an inferno.  Our thoughts and [...]

By | June 18th, 2017|Press Release|0 Comments

SCDP CHAIR CALLS OUT BRUCE BRYANT FOR SUPPORTING ANTI-LAW ENFORCEMENT CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS

For Immediate Release June 15, 2017   SCDP CHAIR CALLS OUT BRUCE BRYANT FOR SUPPORTING ANTI-LAW ENFORCEMENT CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS Columbia, SC – South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Trav Robertson is calling on Bruce Bryant, the Republican nominee in the special election in State House District 48, to withdraw his support for congressional candidate Ralph Norman over [...]

By | June 15th, 2017|Press Release|0 Comments

Legislator Spotlight: Nikki Setzler

We now shift our Legislator Spotlight series to the State Senate, starting with Senate Democratic Leader Nikki G. Setzler, who lives in West Columbia and represents District 26, covering portions of Lexington, Aiken, Calhoun, and Saluda Counties. Senator Setzler’s experience in the State Senate started during his undergraduate years at the University of South Carolina, when [...]

By | June 14th, 2017|Press Release|0 Comments

IT’S A PATTERN: RALPH NORMAN REPEATEDLY ABANDONS LAW ENFORCEMENT

For Immediate Release June 13, 2017 IT’S A PATTERN: RALPH NORMAN REPEATEDLY ABANDONS LAW ENFORCEMENT Columbia, SC – Days after demanding that Ralph Norman apologize for attacking first responders suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Trav Robertson today called on Norman to explain his vote to deny state retirement pensions to police officers.  Norman was [...]

By | June 13th, 2017|Press Release|0 Comments