- The Washington Times - Friday, April 14, 2017

The debate over the Confederate battle flag is back in South Carolina’s special congressional race.

Sheri Few, who has previously run for state office twice unsuccessfully, supports the flying of the flag in a new ad. Ms. Few is running in the Republican primary for the open seat in the state’s 5th Congressional District vacated by President Trump’s new budget director Mick Mulvaney.

Ms. Few accused her fellow Republican candidates, state Rep. Tommy Pope and former state Rep. Ralph Norman of “[starting] a war on history” for voting to take the flag down in wake of the racially-charged shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston in 2015.

“It’s time for leaders to stand up and stop political correctness,” she said in the ad.

The GOP primary is scheduled for May 2 and could go into a possible runoff election on May 16 if no candidate reaches the 50 percent mark.

• Sally Persons can be reached at spersons@washingtontimes.com.

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