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US House Candidate Appears on WBCU Political Forum

Daniel Prince

Kevin Eckert's opponent will be featured in prerecorded interview today

WBCU News hosted Democratic US House District 5 candidate Kevin Eckert for a political forum Thursday. Eckert’s background is in wildlife science and conservation. He worked at the Savannah River Ecology Lab in the Aiken area working with wild pigs. He then moved to Sumter working for USDA Wildlife Services trapping beavers, and as a contractor with the DOT, he would take out beaver dams that would back up water onto roads, saving taxpayers money. WBCU News asked him about the journey from dealing with wildlife to wanting to run for Congress:

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You can watch Eckert’s entire interview on our WBCU Facebook page. You can also listen to it in the on-demand section of our WBCU app for Android and iPhone and through our website player at

Today, WBCU News will air a prerecorded interview with the other Democratic US House District 5 candidate, Evangeline Hundley. She was scheduled for a live interview last Friday but was delayed and unable to appear. She stopped by WBCU after an event at Midway BBQ last Friday afternoon, and we recorded an interview with her then. The interview will air today in the 9:00 hour, and you can also listen to it on our Facebook page, as well.

Early voting in the June primaries ends today. You can stop by the Union County Election Commission office today from 8:30-5 to cast your ballot in the Republican or Democratic primaries. The election will be held on Tuesday, June 14. Polls will open at 7 a.m. and stay open until 7 p.m. WBCU News will provide live election coverage that night to bring you the results as they come in.

Early voting remains open through next Friday for the Union County Council District 5 special election between Gerald Eaves and Carolyn Rutherford. They are seeking to fill the unexpired term of Tommie Hill, who passed away earlier this year. You can vote through Friday, June 17, from 8:30-5 at the Union County Election Commission office. The special election will be held the week after the statewide primaries, on Tuesday, June 21. Polls will be open that day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. WBCU News will provide election updates that evening on our Facebook page. WBCU News will host Eaves and Rutherford in a political forum on Thursday, June 16.

Kevin Eckert on his journey to Congressional candidate
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