Jenna Schiferl

Trump, Healthcare and Global Warming: A Runoff Debate Recap

By Jenna Schiferl

Gubernatorial candidates Gov. Henry McMaster and John Warren

Just days before the primary runoff election, Republican gubernatorial candidates John Warren and Gov. Henry McMaster battled it out in their final debate on Wednesday.

President Donald Trump was a strong presence in the debate, both in candidate responses and audience reactions.  Warren pointed out the irony of McMaster’s traditional political career compared to the outsider movement embodied by Trump—who endorses McMaster, despite Warren’s outsider status. During the debate, McMaster repeatedly mentioned the benefit of having a political veteran in office.

Primary Runoffs: What You Need to Know

By Jenna Schiferl

Row of voting booths.

The South Carolina primary elections are over, and there will be a runoff election for some candidates on June 26. Here’s what you need to know.

Ready, Standby| Endowment Intern Jenna

By Jenna Schiferl

Charles Bierbauer interviews guests and recaps the primary.

This week has been one of my most exciting yet. I continued my election research and compiled spreadsheets in preparation of the primary results. I wrote an election day “how-to” that hopefully cleared up some of the ambiguity surrounding the voting process. 

Kevin Bryant, Catherine Templeton to Endorse John Warren for Governor

By Jenna Schiferl

John Warren with Lt. Governor Kevin Bryant and Catherine Templeton at Columbia press conference.

Republican gubernatorial candidate John Warren has announced that he has received the endorsement of former competitors Catherine Templeton and Lt. Governor Kevin Bryant, a decision made only two days after the primaries. Associated Press reporter Meg Kinnard first broke this story on Twitter Thursday afternoon. 

SC Republican Gubernatorial Debate II Transcript, Video

By Jenna Schiferl

Republican

Below is a transcript of the second Republican gubernatorial debate with Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant, Gov. Henry McMaster, former Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill, Catherine Templeton and John Warren. The debate was hosted at the University of South Carolina’s Drayton Hall on June 5, 2018. Charles Bierbauer moderated the debate and questioned the candidates along with South Carolina Public Radio’s Victoria Hansen and The Post and Courier’s Seanna Adcox.

Opening Statements

SC Democratic Gubernatorial Debate II Transcript, Video

By Jenna Schiferl

Democratic debate

Below is a transcript of the second Democratic gubernatorial debate with candidates Marguerite Willis, Rep. James Smith (D-Columbia) and Phil Noble at the University of South Carolina’s Drayton Hall on June 4, 2018. Charles Bierbauer moderated the debate and questioned the candidates along with Victoria Hansen of South Carolina Public Radio and Andy Shain of The Post and Courier.

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Election Day: What You Need To Know

By Jenna Schiferl

Voting Poll Place

The South Carolina primary is rapidly approaching and for some, the process can be confusing and intimidating. Below is a condensed Election Day “how-to” that will get you up to speed with everything you need to know before June 12. 

Election Fever | Endowment Intern Jenna

By Jenna Schiferl

Moments before the Democratic debate at the University of South Carolina.

This week was incredibly exciting. Monday and Tuesday were full of new opportunities and challenges, as I helped prepare for the gubernatorial primary debates. I tried my hand at being "A2," or audio production assistant, Monday morning at Drayton Hall. This involved laying microphone cables, connecting them to their corresponding spaces on the correct audio box and then using the headset to check that they were functioning properly. Shortly before the debate started, I had the opportunity to briefly meet Democratic candidate James Smith as he entered the building.

Hit the Ground Running | Endowment Intern Jenna

By Jenna Schiferl

Intern Jenna at her desk

I can’t believe it’s almost the end of my first week at ETV. I have learned so much already, and I can’t imagine where the next nine weeks will take me. I started working on May 29, only two days after returning from Spain, where I studied abroad for 5 months. I was still ridiculously jetlagged, but I was so excited to finally start.

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