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