Here's a round up of news and notes from the campaign trail as compiled by Herald political reporter Matt Garfield.
Spratt, Mulvaney host functions tonight
The U.S. House candidates will host gatherings tonight where supporters can watch the results come in.
Rep. John Spratt will host his customary function at the VFW Lodge on West Main Street around 7 p.m. This is the place where Spratt enjoyed a triumphant night four years ago, when he learned not only that he defeated Republican Ralph Norman, but also that he would become budget chairman in the new Democratic majority.
Republicans will gather in the Bradley Room at USC Lancaster starting at 7 p.m. The event could well turn into a celebration, but it's too soon to assign a label, said Lancaster County GOP Chairman Winston Smith.
The Mick Mulvaney campaign asks supporters to RSVP. Closer to Rock Hill, York County Republicans also plan to convene at Thursday's Too restaurant to await results.
visits Rock Hill
Look for Rock Hill's Sheila Huckabee on NBC Nightly News tonight.
A camera crew followed Huckabee on Monday - and planned to film her trip to the voting booth today - for a segment on American voters this election season.
Huckabee is director of secondary education for the Rock Hill school district.
NBC producers called the school district to find subjects for the story, which checks in on different demographics in close races around the country.
NBC Nightly News airs at 6:30 p.m. on Comporium cable Channel 6.
Airport becomes campaign central
The Rock Hill/York County Airport was a busy place Monday afternoon.
The action started at 4:30 p.m. when a group of statewide Democratic candidates, including gubernatorial nominee Vincent Sheheen, landed for a rally as part of a trip around the state.
While the Democrats spoke, a small group of conservative activists stood in the back watching. The group did not cause any disturbances.
Candidates often take to the skies for quick travel in the days before an election. In 2001, Gov. Mark Sanford landed at the Rock Hill/York County Airport on a tour kicking off his first gubernatorial campaign.
Spratt celebrates 68th birthday
At the end of a long day of campaigning, Spratt took a few moments to celebrate his 68th birthday at a party organized by his wife, Jane, and members of his staff.
Friends and supporters gathered in Chester for a get-out-the-vote rally and birthday party at the War Memorial Building on Main Street. The well-wishers enjoyed cake and hot dogs provided by the campaign.
Pat Boone backs Mulvaney
Some 5th Congressional District voters received automated phone calls in recent days from Pat Boone, the 1950s and '60s singer and actor turned conservative political activist.
Boone is lending his celebrity status to help Republican candidates.
A spokesman for Mulvaney said he's aware of the calls and added that one went to Mulvaney's own mother-in-law in Indian Land.
Boone has helped other candidates, too. In a TV ad for a tea party hopeful in Texas, Boone used his 1962 song "Speedy Gonzales" to criticize Charlie Gonzales, by replacing the line, "Speedy Gonzales, it's time to come home," with the question: "Charlie Gonzales, why don't you come home?"
Gonzalez is running against tea party-backed candidate Clayton Trotter.
Boone enjoyed his heyday in the late 1950s, when he is said to be the second most popular singer behind Elvis Presley.