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Feb 2013

The Special Election Special

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Filing closed a week ago on Monday, January 28th, for candidates running in SC’s 1st U.S. Congressional District Special Election. This election is being held to replace the seat of former U.S. Representative Tim Scott (R.) when he resigned and was appointed to the U.S. Senate seat following Jim DeMint’s resignation in Dec. 2012. The primaries will be held on March 19, 2013, a runoff (if necessary) would be held on April 2, 2013, and the general election will be on May 7, 2013.

Special elections are often perceived to give newcomers or less-well-known hopefuls a greater chance both to file as a candidate and to achieve victory, although the large number of filed candidates this year could thwart the aspirations of many simply due to too many choices of too similar candidates. With a whopping 16-candidate list on the Republican primary ballot (making a runoff likely) and a much more tightly contested Democratic ballot, this special election season should prove an interesting one.

We’ve compiled a directory for all of the 19 candidates, with a brief bio and reference links, so you’ll have all you need to stay informed and connected. We’ll also keep you updated as the election nears with news and ballot information, but in the meantime, take a look at the candidates below and tell us what you think in the comment section, on Facebook, or via Twitter (@voterheads).

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Jan 2013

Another Penny Passed: What a recent S.C. county tax means for everyone, in Richland County and beyond

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If you live in South Carolina, you’ve probably heard of the Penny Transportation Tax passed in the recent election by voters of Richland County. “Richland County?” you might scoff if you live elsewhere, “What do I care about Richland County?” Now, wait just a minute. Not only does this tax affect anyone living in or visiting Richland County (supporters say nearly half of the revenue generated will come from non-residents), but it has implications for every other county and region as municipal and state governments are facing increasingly difficult decisions about how to improve infrastructure in the current penny-pinching economic climate. Tax referendums have been popping up all over the nation, to varying degrees of results. It’s certainly noteworthy that Richland County, SC, voted to support this 1% sales tax increase only four months after nine regions of Georgia, including the Atlanta region — one of the most traffic- and transportation-troubled regions in the country — shot down just such a tax.

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Jan 2013

Happy New Year From Voterheads

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All of us here at Voterheads.com would like to wish you — the real Voterheads out there — a happy, and empowered, New Year. Before we get to the juicy gossip about what’s coming in 2013, we’d like to acknowledge our major achievements of 2012.

At the beginning of 2012, Voterheads.com was accepted into the USC-Columbia Technology Incubator and has grown substantially since. The company has finished as Finalist in two business idea competitions, Ignite! and LaunchPadSC, and earned what some might consider an award in its own right: our first paying customer, a Fortune 100 regulated company receiving weekly local government reports for the state of South Carolina.

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