[AUGUSTA CHRONICLE]: Williston native seeks seat in U.S. Congress

From growing up in a double-wide trailer and graduating as valedictorian of her high school class to getting a full ride to Furman University and later graduating from Stanford Law School, Boroughs said her life has been about beating the odds and helping others do the same. She’s done this through her time as a public school teacher, at the U.S. Department of Justice where she went after people who cheated on taxes, her work on tough cases such as the trial of Dylan Roof who shot and killed nine parishioners at a Charleston church, and through her most recent work with launching and growing a non-profit organization that has put $1.4 million into the pockets of ordinary South Carolinians.

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Bryan Boroughs
[POST AND COURIER]: In even more conservative SC district, Democrats hope for the next Joe Cunningham

A GOP internal poll conducted a couple months before the 2018 election, obtained by The Post and Courier, found that Republicans actually only had an 8 percent head start in the district, with an additional 17 percent indicating they could be persuaded either way. Strategists cautioned at the time that a compelling, well-funded Democrat could feasibly narrow the gap.

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[AIKEN STANDARD]: Democrat Adair Ford Boroughs springboards congressional campaign in Williston

"My whole life has been about beating the odds and helping others do the same," Boroughs said at the time, "and that's what I want to do in Congress." It's a theme that was played up Sunday – an uphill, but worthwhile, battle. Boroughs recently outraised Wilson, according to federal disclosures, and on Sunday disavowed funding from corporate political action committees, or PACs.

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[THE STATE]: This Democrat is raising serious cash to oust SC’s Joe Wilson from Congress

For the first time in at least a decade, U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-Springdale, could find himself facing off against a well-funded Democratic challenger.

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The Williston native and former U.S. Department of Justice attorney outpaced Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-Springdale, more than 2-to-1 in fundraising dollars for the second quarter, according to FEC records.

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Bryan Boroughs
[POST AND COURIER]: SC’s Rep. Joe Wilson outraised early by Democratic challenger

Fundraising numbers from the past three months indicate that another longtime Republican-held congressional seat in South Carolina could be competitive for the first time in years. Adair Ford Boroughs, a Democratic lawyer and first-time political candidate from Williston, more than doubled U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson’s fundraising in the 2nd quarter of 2019, according to new federal financial disclosures.

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[AIKEN STANDARD]: WILLISTON NATIVE ANNOUNCES 2020 CAMPAIGN AGAINST U.S. REP. JOE WILSON

A Williston native has announced a bid against U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C. Adair Ford Boroughs, a Democrat, launched her 2020 campaign for South Carolina's 2nd Congressional District on Wednesday. “People in our district are working tirelessly to build a better life for their families, and we deserve a representative who will work just as hard to make sure those families have a chance to get ahead," Boroughs said in a prepared statement.

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Nick Clarksen
[FREE TIMES]: ATTORNEY ADAIR BOROUGHS TO CHALLENGE FOR JOE WILSON'S HOUSE SEAT

A Democratic Forest Acres attorney has announced she will run for the Second District U.S. House seat that has long been occupied by Republican Rep. Joe Wilson. Adair Ford Boroughs launched her campaign on Wednesday. Originally from the small Barnwell County town of Williston, Boroughs is a Furman University and Stanford Law School graduate. A former math teacher at Mauldin High School, she began her legal career at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. and served as a clerk for U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel. For the last three years she has been the executive director of Charleston Legal Access, a nonprofit “sliding scale" law firm aimed at people with moderate means.

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Nick Clarksen