In South Carolina, black Republican Tim Scott is taking on one-time segregationist Strom Thurmond's son in a race for the US House GOP nomination that explodes Southern stereotypes.
The focus now shifts to a meeting of state House leaders this weekend. Top of the agenda: Should the legislature start impeachment proceedings against the governor?
The State received the governor’s missives to his Argentine lover in an anonymous e-mail in December.
Reflecting an Obama age, they want more diversity and pragmatism, less partisanship.