• Black Candidate Faces Off With Strom Thurmond’s Son In S.C. GOP Primary

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    From The Huffington Post

    More than half a century later, Strom Thurmond’s son, Paul, is battling in a GOP primary for South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District — a battle he’s expected to lose — against Tim Scott, an establishment-backed, Sarah Palin-endorsed, African American, Tea Party conservative.

    Despite the seeming irony of Scott’s likely victory over the son of one of the most controversial politicians in race-relations history, the racial dynamic of the race is rarely discussed publicly, replaced instead with a debate about the candidates’ positions on the popular conservative issues of earmarks and spending.

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