Monday, September 28, 2020 8:17 PM EST
By JEFFREY COLLINS, AP
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina’s most competitive U.S. House race also became its nastiest as U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham accused his Republican challenger of missing dozens of votes in the South Carolina House last week. State Rep. Nancy Mace repeated several times during Monday’s first debate between the 1st Congressional District candidates that she was a single mother trying to handle homeschooling for her children. Mace said Cunningham should quit the race. Cunningham kept discussing Mace's voting record, saying she missed dozens of votes during last week's state General Assembly special session. Cunningham stunned South Carolina in 2018 by becoming the first Democrat to win the district that stretches from Charleston along the coast to Hilton Head Island in 40 years.