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COL FB: Clemson 24, Boston College 14

COLUMBIA, S.C., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Tajh Boyd threw for a touchdown and ran for another Saturday, helping No. 4 Clemson pull away in the fourth quarter of its 24-14 victory over Boston College.

Huckabee: Confederate flag state issue

COLUMBIA, S.C., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee took on the Confederate flag Thursday in South Carolina, saying any decision on flying it should be up to the state.

DeMint emerges on top in S.C. GOP runoff

COLUMBIA, S.C., June 23 (UPI) -- In South Carolina, U.S. Rep. Jim DeMint has won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, having trounced former Gov. David Beasley in the runoff.

Trade key issue in S.C. GOP Senate race

WASHINGTON, May 10 (UPI) -- A split on trade issues dominates the South Carolina GOP Senate primary, with U.S. Rep. Jim DeMint and ex-Gov. David Beasley on opposite sides of the debate.

GOP poll has Beasley up in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C., April 14 (UPI) -- A Republican poll shows former South Carolina Gov. David Beasley ahead of Democrat Inez Tenenbaum for a U.S. Senate seat.

Beasley enters S.C. Senate race

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Former South Carolina Gov. David Beasley said Wednesday he would be a candidate for the seat of retiring Sen. Ernest "Fritz" Hollings, D-S.C.
PETER ROFF, UPI Senior Political Analyst

Ex-Gov. Beasley may try for U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Former South Carolina Gov. David Beasley is rumored to be considering a last minute bid for a U.S. Senate seat.

3 Southern politicians honored for courage

BOSTON, May 12 (UPI) -- Three Southern politicians who risked their political careers by fighting against bigotry and intolerance were honored Monday with John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Awards for 2003.
DAVID D. HASKELL

3 Southern politicians honored for courage

BOSTON, May 12 (UPI) -- Three Southern politicians receive the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award Monday for taking politically courageous stands. Former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes, former South Carolina Gov. David Beasley and former Georgia state Rep. Dan Ponder Jr. are bein

States to chose new chief executives

WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- Of the 36 states where governors are being elected in 2002, the most competitive races likely will be in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Illinois, Massach
PETER ROFF, UPI National Political Analyst
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David Muldrow Beasley (born February 26, 1957) is a Republican who served one term as the Governor of South Carolina from 1995 until 1999.

David Beasley, a native of Darlington, South Carolina, began his political career as a member of the Democratic Party, but switched to the Republican Party in September 1991, three years before his election as governor. His first run for public office came in 1978, when, as a 21-year-old junior attending Clemson University, he unexpectedly won a seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives. He later graduated from the University of South Carolina and the University of South Carolina School of Law.

He served as a member of the House from 1979 until 1995, rising through the party ranks to become Majority Whip. He served as the youngest Speaker pro tempore and Majority Leader in the nation, being elected to the position from 1987-1989. It was during the 1991-92 legislative session that Beasley switched to the Republican party. During the 1994 election for governor, both Beasley and his Democratic opponent Lieutenant Governor Nick Theodore had tough primary fights within their own respective parties. Beasley, however, beat his toughest competitor, former Congressman and State Senator Arthur Ravenel, Jr., in both the primary and run-off, and went on to win the general election by a narrow margin of 50%-48%.

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