Professor explains GOP’s decision to reopen filing for county council seat

Was the York County Republican Party unhappy with having former councilman Joe Cox running for the seat vacated by Eric Winstead? York Technical College political science professor Rick Whisonant says perhaps that was the reason the GOP re-opened the filing period, allowing former council chairman Steve McNeely to enter the June 12 primary. Whisonant agrees [...] Read More

Blackwell, Williams spar over campaign funding sources, museums

Sparks flew Monday night as the two Republican candidates for York County Council’s District 6 seat stood before hundreds of voters at the lone debate leading up to the June 12th primary. Incumbent Britt Blackwell sparred with challenger Gary Williams over Williams’ support of former Congressman John Spratt and Blackwell’s alleged efforts to break up [...] Read More

Live Tweets of tonight’s York County Council debate

Tonight, York County Council District 1 GOP incumbent Britt Blackwell will face challenger Gary Williams at the Magnolia Room in Rock Hill. WRHI’s Andrew Kiel will be Live Tweeting from the event — you can follow along at @wrhi or using hashtag #yccdebate. If you’re not on Twitter, click the feed link here. WRHI will [...] Read More

Mulvaney to face democratic opponent in congressional race

The chairs of the York County Democratic and Republican parties talked about this year’s election during appearances on today’s edition of Palmetto Morning’s on WRHI. Democratic chair Pat Calkins says Joyce Knott, who’s running against first-term G-O-P Congressman Mick Mulvaney, would do an outstanding job. Republican Party chair Glenn McCall says the 5th US House [...] Read More

Haley: I’m not seeking to be Romney’s VP

Governor Nikki Haley said Monday she has no interest in being GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s running mate. Haley said on today’s edition of ABC’s Good Morning America that Romney already has a strong woman by his side — his wife. Haley, a Romney supporter, says the former Massachusetts governor is not part of, “the [...] Read More