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  SC Democrats point to age-old lesson in Cunningham upset: Run local
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Nov 08, 2018 07:47pm
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AuthorJamie Lovegrove
News DateWednesday, November 7, 2018 07:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionCOLUMBIA — A seismic shakeup in the South Carolina political landscape reverberated nationwide Tuesday night.

While the Lowcountry’s 1st Congressional District race garnered attention for months as a potentially competitive contest, Democrat Joe Cunningham’s victory over Republican Katie Arrington still stunned many political experts.

Dave Wasserman, the top U.S. House editor at the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, sized up the result in a district Trump won easily in 2016 as the second biggest Democratic upset of the night nationwide.

The win immediately prompted strategists to highlight broader takeaways for other Democrat candidates in historically conservative districts.
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