In SC Special Election, Democrats Try For Another GOP House Seat

In SC special election, Democrats try for another GOP House seat

Archie Parnell arrived at the Black Cowboy Festival with an impossible mission – talking politics to people who had paid $20 apiece to eat barbecue and watch horses gallop around a track. He was the local Democratic nominee for Congress, but he’d never run for office before, and shaking hands did not come naturally.

“I’m running for Congress,” Parnell said to a polite but quiet couple sitting down to split a fried turkey leg. “I’d be grateful if you consider me.”

He shook more hands; he started and halted conversations as a loudspeaker blared the name of the next horses and …

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