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Today marks the beginning of Democrat challenger Vic Rawl and his quest to topple a so-called conservative giant - Jim DeMint.

Can it be done?

One Democratic candidate has already dropped his bid to unseat the sitting senator, who sits on millions and millions of big business cash.

Vic Rawl Enters U.S. Senate Race: http://www.youtube.com/...

Here's some background information on Rawl:

He grew up on John’s Island, and graduated from the College of Charleston in 1968 where he met his wife, Laura. They have been married 40 years and have one son, Vic Jr. Vic finished USC Law School in 1973.

He was an officer in the SC National Guard for Twenty Six years, serving as a Judge Advocate. He retired with the rank of Lt. Colonel.

He was in private law practice 1973 to 1986. He worked as an Assistant Solicitor, prosecuting Criminal Cases in 1976.

Rawl served eight years in the S.C. House of Representatives from 1977 to 1978 and from 1980-1986. From 1980 to 1986 Rawl worked on the State Reorganization Commission, S. C. Housing Authority and S.C. Prison Overcrowding Project.

For more on Rawl, visit here.

Vic Rawl, former State Legislator, Judge, Prosecutor and current member of Charleston County Council will open his campaign to represent South Carolina in the United States Senate with a day long tour from the coast to the mountains on Monday, March 8.

Rawl will begin the tour at 10 am in front of the Lonnie Hamilton County Services Building 4045 Bridge View Dr, in North Charleston, SC.   In case of rain, the announcement will be made inside the building’s rotunda.

The Campaign will move to Columbia, SC for a 1 pm press conference at SC Democratic Party Headquarters at 1529 Hampton St.

The Tour will conclude with appearances at both the Spartanburg and Greenville County Democratic Party Conventions that evening between 6 and 8 pm.

The campaign tour can be reached on cell phone that day at (843) 343-9486.  Updates will be posted on Twitter at http://twitter.com/... throughout the day with links to internet and video content.

Originally posted to Jamie Sanderson on Sun Mar 07, 2010 at 11:34 PM PST.

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