Parnell to make announcement Monday

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Archie Parnell, who was the Democratic nominee for South Carolina's 5th Congressional District in the June 20 Special Election, will make an announcement at 11 a.m. Monday at Patriot Hall, 135 Haynsworth St.

"I am grateful to all of the thousands of South Carolinians who supported me throughout the special election earlier this year. Their dedication and energy is what enabled the close result in June, and I owe them an answer as to what my plans are for 2018," Parnell said. "I have been thinking long and hard about what role I can play in finding real solutions for the people of South Carolina."

Parnell ran a surprisingly close race in June's Special Election, losing to current District 5 Rep. Ralph Norman by 2,735 votes out of more than 88,000 votes cast.