Abraham Kenmore

Abraham Kenmore

Abraham Kenmore is a reporter covering elections, health care and more. He joins the SC Daily Gazette from The Augusta Chronicle, where he reported on Georgia legislators, military and housing issues.

SC public health agency urges people to get a flu shot

By: - December 5, 2023

COLUMBIA — As the number of flu-like illnesses climbs in South Carolina, the state’s public health agency is encouraging people to get their flu shot for National Influenza Vaccination Week. There were 1,691 confirmed cases of flu in South Carolina the week of Nov. 19 through Nov. 25, bringing the total this season to 7,229. Four […]

A line of people stand along a bus with the words "DESANTIS 2024" and "Fight. Win. Lead."

DeSantis talks about differences with California governor at SC stop

By: - December 1, 2023

PROSPERITY — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis spent much of his campaign stop Friday in rural Newberry County highlighting how his state is different from California. His town-hall-style gathering followed Thursday night’s televised debate against California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Fox News’ Sean Hannity show, and the Florida governor was eager to continue the discussion. The […]

Nikki Haley wins support of conservative network founded by Koch brothers

By: - November 28, 2023

A powerful conservative network is backing former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley in her bid to topple former President Donald Trump and become Republicans’ 2024 nominee. Americans for Prosperity Action, which spent about $70 million in the 2022 election cycle, announced its endorsement Tuesday, noting this is the first time the political action committee had […]

Haley says she’s the better choice than Trump in 2024: ‘Chaos follows him’

By: - November 27, 2023

BLUFFTON — Rallying support in her home state, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley pitched herself as a new Republican leader who can bring strong foreign policy experience and more stability than former President Donald Trump, who remains the far and away frontrunner of the 2024 GOP presidential field. “I believe President Trump was the […]

Donald Trump cheered on field at Clemson-USC rivalry game

By: , and - November 26, 2023

COLUMBIA — Former President Donald Trump turned the field of Williams-Brice Stadium into a giant stage as he briefly united Tigers and Gamecocks who cheered his entrance during South Carolina’s biggest rivalry game of the year. The crowd erupted as Trump walked onto the field Saturday at the start of halftime with Gov. Henry McMaster […]

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Former GOP legislator elected mayor of SC’s largest city

By: - November 22, 2023

South Carolina’s largest city will be led by a Republican mayor for the first time since Reconstruction. In Charleston’s mayoral runoff election Tuesday, former state Rep. William Cogswell won over two-term incumbent Mayor John Tecklenburg by 569 votes out of 27,291 cast. Although the job is non-partisan, Cogswell was a Republican in the House, and […]

Golf courses could sell cocktails earlier under SC proposal

By: - November 21, 2023

COLUMBIA — An early tee time could start with a bloody mary under a proposal expanding the hours and confines for cocktails at South Carolina golf courses. Currently, liquor drinks can’t be sold in South Carolina before 10 a.m., said Tim Smith, spokesman for the state Department of Revenue, which oversees alcohol licenses. But legislation […]

Proposal would allow shooting wild hogs from a helicopter in SC

By: - November 17, 2023

COLUMBIA — For anyone wanting to hunt wild hogs from a helicopter in South Carolina, there’s new legislation to allow it. The proposal sponsored by Rep. Bill Hixon to allow aerial hunting of feral hogs was one of dozens pre-filed Thursday ahead of the 2024 legislative session. “The state of Georgia does it. And Texas […]

Winthrop Poll shows Nikki Haley in 2nd place but still way behind Trump

By: - November 15, 2023

Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is solidly in second place among Republicans in her home state but still 30 points behind former President Donald Trump, according to a Winthrop Poll released Wednesday. The poll, conducted just before Tim Scott dropped out unexpectedly, shows the South Carolina senator in fourth place in the crucial early […]

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott waving to the crowd at the Florida Freedom Summit on Nov. 4, 2023, a week before exiting the presidential race.

Now that Tim Scott’s exited the presidential contest, what’s next?

By: and - November 14, 2023

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott’s surprise announcement that he’s dropping out of the Republican presidential contest kicked off speculation on what’s next for South Carolina’s junior senator. The shocker came during an interview on Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Night in America with Trey Gowdy,” a former GOP congressman from Spartanburg. “I think the voters, who are […]