• Longtime SC Sen. Gregory won't run for reelection in 2020

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    LANCASTER, S.C. (AP) - Longtime Republican South Carolina Sen. Greg Gregory says he will not seek reelection in 2020.

    Gregory says his 25 years of service in two different stints from his district in Lancaster and York counties has been rewarding, but he needs to spend more time on his building supplies business.

    Gregory said in a statement Wednesday he plans to spend his final year in the Senate fighting to strengthen gun background check laws and increase penalties for people convicted of gun crimes two or more times.

    Gregory says he is proud of his work on economic development - his counties are some of the fastest growing in the country - and conservation.

    Gregory served in the Senate from 1993 to 2008 and returned to the Senate in 2011.

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