The Confederate flag debate is back in the news in South Carolina’s special congressional race, as one GOP candidate competing in the Republican primary ran an ad in support of flying the flag.
In the ad, Sheri Few challenged fellow GOP candidates in the race of "[starting] a war on history" when they voted to remove the flag from the state capitol building in 2015, The Washington Times reported Friday.
"It’s time for leaders to stand up and stop political correctness," she said in the ad.
Few has run for state office twice unsuccessfully and goes up against state Rep. Tommy Pope and former state Rep. Ralph Norman in the contest to fill the House seat. The special election is being held to fill the seat in the South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District left vacant by Mick Mulvaney, who now works as President Donald Trump’s budget director.
In 2015, the South Carolina state legislature voted to remove the flag from being flown at its State Capitol building in Columbia following a shooting that year in Charleston at Emanuel AME Church.
The special election will be held May 2. If no candidate gets 50 percent of the vote, a runoff will take place on May 16.
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