Politics & Government

November 5, 2010

S.C. military may feel impact of Spratt's midterm loss

U.S. Rep. John Spratt’s loss in Tuesday’s election could make it more difficult for South Carolina to protect its military bases and land new missions, including new F-35 fighters for Sumter’s Shaw Air Force Base and Beaufort’s Marine Corps Air Station, experts say. Spratt, defeated by Republican Mick Mulvaney, was the second-ranking Democrat on the House Armed Service Committee and chairman of the House Budget Committee.

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