South Carolina Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Krystle Matthews vows to represent struggling families she said Republicans have ignored.
Matthews, a state representative in the Lowcountry’s 117th District, introduced herself to Spartanburg area Democrats Tuesday at the T.K. Gregg Center.
“I’m on fire because our house is on fire,” she told roughly three dozen Democrats at the party’s monthly meeting. “Our health care is failing. Our education is failing. Our roads are failing. Environmental justice is failing.”
Matthews won her first two-year term in 2018 by defeating Republican incumbent Rep. Bill Crosby. She was re-elected in 2020 by defeating Republican Jordan Pace.
She’s on the statewide ballot for U.S. Senate, hoping to unseat Republican Tim Scott, who is seeking his second full six-year term.