A Democratic candidate for a U.S. House seat in South Carolina won the party’s primary Tuesday despite revelations that he violently abused his wife decades ago.
The ex-wife claimed in divorce papers that Parnell used a tire iron one night to break a glass door to enter an apartment where the wife was hiding from him.
"His actions, though long ago, directly contradict the values of the Democratic Party."
- Trav Robertson, the chairman of the Democratic Party in South Carolina.
South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Trav Robertson joined in to condemn Parnell, saying his past actions “though long ago, directly contradict the values of the Democratic Party."