One of the key moments in the Congressional redistricting process was the vote in the Senate, where all but one Democratic Senator voted for the plan which passed the Senate.
Dick Elliot (D-Horry), who was the one Democratic holdout, will likely be joined by other Democratic Senators. In a TV interview, Democratic Senator Yancey McGill (D-Kingstree) came out for a Congresional plan which unites the Pee Dee region into a single Congressional district.
The plan which passed the Senate would split the Pee Dee and Grand Strand region, which had been united until 1992, into the First, Sixth and Seventh Districts, while the House plan, which had been rejected by the Senate, would re-consolidate the region. We've been told other Democratic Senators from the Pee Dee are mulling throwing their support behind a compromise plan, should it propose to reunify the region.