THR: Your GOP rival Senator Jim DeMint is a strong, vigorous critic of the president. How are you going to battle him?
AG: I'm working on getting a September date for a 1 hour live, national network debate. But my focus is on the issues.
THR: Do you now have a campaign committee, and solicited endorsements from the media and elected officials?
AG: I'm organizing my campaign for the general election and trying to find support.
THR: Have the state's Democratic African-American elected officials offered support?
AG: I've had some offers from small organizations, but no official endorsements yet.
THR: Have you gotten support from younger voters and college students?
AG; Yes, I get a lot of calls from across the country, and the world. They me how much they are inspired by my campaign. And they want to do anything they can to help.
THR: Do you feel that you made a statement to the political establishment this election with your victory?
AG: Yes. All I heard was how are you going to do it? You don't have $100 million. I'm hearing that now about the general election. In the end, it's not about the money in the bank. It's the votes that count and the issues. My goal is getting South Carolina and the nation moving forward.