Why are so many (19 to be exact) candidates vying for Trey Gowdy’s 4th Congressional District seat? Longtime government and accountability reporter Tim “Cowboy” Smith speaks with lawmakers, consultants and political scientists about the glut of candidates. The reasons they give for the crowded field run the gamut from pay to patriotism. In an article appearing in The Greenville News, two personalities from Furman University weigh in: Professor of Politics and International Affairs Danielle Vinson, and Director of Community Relations, Chandra Dillard, who also serves as Democratic member of the South Carolina House of Representatives (23rd District).
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