By MEG KINNARD, Associated Press
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Republican challenging U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham is alleging someone tried to intimidate her candidacy by vandalizing her vehicle hours before the two met in a debate.
In a police report obtained by The Associated Press, Nancy Mace called police Tuesday afternoon to report that someone had scrawled an obscenity into the back door on the driver’s side. According to police, Mace had been shopping in a store in Mount Pleasant, near Charleston, and did not see anyone follow her into the area.
Mace, a state representative, is seeking to oust U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham from the 1st District seat that spans much of South Carolina’s southern coast. Cunningham surprised many in South Carolina when he edged out Republican Katie Arrington to put the 1st District in Democratic hands in 2018, the first flip of a South Carolina congressional seat from