Culbertson, John Bolt, 1908-1983
- Existence: 1908 - 1983
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The Democratic Party of South Carolina Records document the party's efforts at the local, state, and national levels. Headquartered in Columbia, the party's primary purposes are to promote the its interests throughout the state, provide campaign assistance to Democratic candidates for state and national office, and serve as a liaison with the national and local Democratic parties.
In 1974, Charles D. Ravenel, a political newcomer, became the Democratic Party's nominee for governor, but a dispute over residency qualifications kept him off the general election ballot. Campaigns for the U.S. Senate in 1978 and for Congress in 1980 were also unsuccessful. However, Ravenel's innovative style and charismatic manner reinvigorated the political system, and his method of using the media as a campaign tool was a first for South Carolina and changed politics within the state.