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Former Myrtle Beach Mayor Mark McBride plans to challenge Rep. Tom Rice in 2022

MYRTLE BEACH — Former Myrtle Beach Mayor Mark McBride announced his intention on June 3 to run for the congressional seat held by Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Rice. “After serving two terms as the mayor of Myrtle Beach and earning a reputation for putting the safety of the city’s citizens first, I’m excited to continue my public service in the United States Congress,” McBride said in a release about his intention to seek the GOP nomination in 2022.
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South Carolina's US Rep. Tom Rice backs Jan. 6 panel

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Tom Rice of South Carolina has yet again found himself among a small group of Republicans voting with Democrats. On Wednesday, Rice was among 35 Republicans who voted to create a commission to study the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. The move defied the wishes of both House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy and former President Donald Trump. Trump urged Republicans to oppose the legislation he called a “Democrat trap.” The other five Republicans in South Carolina’s House delegation voted against creating the independent commission. Democrats have said the panel is crucial to reckoning what happened the day a violent mob of Trump’s supporters smashed into the Capitol to try and overturn President Joe Biden’s victory.