P&C implores Sen. Jim DeMint to get onboard with Charleston Harbor deepening earmark

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The situation is this, the Charleston Harbor needs to be deepened from 45 feet to 50 feet to handle a new generation of mega cargo ships. That will cost some $250 to $300 million, but before that can happen there needs to be a $400,000 study, and soon.

Charleston's ailing port is already behind in getting the ball rolling on a port deepening and, thus, an earmark is born.

Trouble is while our Sen. Lindsey Graham has been all for it, it's received a cold shoulder from our other Senator, Jim DeMint. 

And so The Post and Courier is telling DeMint to pick his battles and start helping; read their column here.