[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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Bryan Boroughs
[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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Bryan Boroughs
[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