It weakened to a tropical storm but still packed 60-mph winds as it raced into Georgia and then into South Carolina. In Charleston, a surge from Idalia topped the seawall that protects the downtown, sending ankle-deep ocean water into wealthy and famous neighborhoods.
The governor is barred from seeking a third consecutive term because of term limits. The endorsement is hardly unexpected. Stein served as head of Cooper’s consumer protection division for several years when Cooper was attorney general.