Presidential power and the purple robe

I got a call from the president last week!

No, not Joe Biden. Not Trump.

It was the newly elected president of the South Carolina Senate, Thomas Alexander, whose district includes part of Pickens County.

He assumed his duties at the helm of the upper chamber at the start of this year’s legislative session this week.

I’ve been covering him ever since he was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1987, and I think it’s a

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