Black Republican Set To Make History In S.C. : NPR
In South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District, most of the attention is focused on the state’s gubernatorial race.
Republicans rallied in Charleston this week to support their candidate, Nikki Haley. But Republican Tim Scott, the front-runner in the race for the House, was also working to get votes.
The 1st District is a narrow coastal strip that runs from Charleston to Myrtle Beach. Palmetto trees, historic homes and church steeples abound at the place where the Civil War began.
Next week, the district’s voters are likely to make Scott the first black Republican elected to Congress from the Deep South since Reconstruction.