(The State) South Carolina Analysis–Democratic party reeling after losses

South Carolina has never been this red, and the state Democratic Party has never been this lost.

For the first time since Reconstruction, all nine of South Carolina’s constitutional offices will be held by Republicans, come January.

The one statewide office Democrats held, the superintendent of education, was lost in Tuesday’s Republican landslide. Democrats failed to capture any of the eight other statewide offices already held by Republicans.

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5 comments on “(The State) South Carolina Analysis–Democratic party reeling after losses

  1. Pb says:

    Same is true for Georgia. The southern democrat is no more and I believe the country is worse off because of this. There is no brake on the national party’s agenda.

  2. Undergroundpewster says:

    After 28 years in office, our long time Dem. Rep. in upper SC was ousted. It was not just all about the economy, but spending money you don’t have had a large part to do with it.

  3. David Keller says:

    Underground–My wife predicted Spratt’s demise last December when Obamacare passed. I didn’t think she could be correct, but she sure was. I am also suprised Haley won. I voted for her, but I think she is a loose cannon and not real ploitically intelligent. Its a good thing the Governor of Souht Carolina doesn’t actually do anything.

  4. Billy says:

    #1, I believe the point of this election was that the “moderate” Dems that were elected in 2006 and 2008 could not put a brake on the national party’s agenda. They simply were cowed into voting with the liberal element that runs the party, except for a very limited few, some of whom lost anyway. So there is really no reason for them to be there, if they can’t (or won’t) put on that brake.

  5. John Wilkins says:

    It’s similar to the Rockefeller Republicans. Worse for the country, I think.