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Longtime sheriff pleads not guilty in bribery case

...National Corrections Academy. He was named South Carolina's sheriff of the year in 1982.In 1998, Metts pondered a GOP primary challenge to then-Gov. David Beasley ? whom he had helped get elected four years earlier ? and even mulled running...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-07-01/longtime-sheriff-pleads-not-guilty-
South Carolina's longest-serving sheriff latest in string to be charged, investigated

...Republican county outside Columbia.He was named South Carolina's sheriff of the year in 1982.In 1998, he pondered a GOP primary challenge to then-Gov. David Beasley ? whom he had helped get elected four years earlier ? and even mulled running...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-06-17/south-carolinas-longes
No runoff lets Republicans focus on Rep. Barrow

...excited about it."Allen, the 62-year-old owner of an Augusta construction company, was the runner-up in a GOP primary runoff for Barrow's seat two years ago that left both Republican contenders drained of cash and battered from attacking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-25/no-runoff-lets-republicans-fo
Former US Sen. Arlen Specter dies

...his tireless campaigning, Specter's irascible independence caught up with him in 2004. Specter barely survived a GOP primary challenge by Toomey by 17,000 votes of more than 1.4 million cast. He went on to easily win the general election...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2012-10-14/former-us-sen-arlen-specter-dies
Gingrich details sins, forgiveness

...up for a likely presidential run. He has been courting religious and social conservatives who would be critical in a GOP primary.Gingrich said Wednesday that if he runs for president, he will likely announce in early May outside Independence...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-03-09/gingrich-details-sins-forgive
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Trump says he forced Obama's hand

...He has seen his standing in some polls grow in the months since he first dangled a presidential candidacy before a GOP primary electorate looking for a leader to aggressively challenge the Democratic president.Many rank-and-file Republicans...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-04-27/trump-says-he-forced-obamas-
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Across Georgia

...pay $128 in restitution to the campaign of state Rep. Lynn Westmoreland, a Republican who defeated Dylan Glenn in a GOP primary runoff in Georgia's 8th Congressional District. Hydrogen bomb causes stir at Tybee Island Just when you thought...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/09/16/met_428680.shtml
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City council member has opposition

...planned-growth advocate Ed Giobbe filed Monday to run against Councilman Don Sprawls for the District 3 seat, which will force a GOP primary Sept. 9. Monday was the last day a candidate could file to appear on the ballot. No one stepped up against Republican...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/12/met_383959.shtml
Metro | Aiken City Council
Candidate for sheriff builds up roster list

...elected May 13, I'm ready to go when sworn in May 15," said Lt. Hunt, who beat interim Sheriff Jody Rowland in a GOP primary battle and is the prohibitive favorite in this GOP-dominated part of South Carolina. "I don't want folks thinking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/04/25/met_370717.shtml
Metro | Aiken County Council
Linder defeats Barr in GOP battle

ATLANTA - John Linder defeated Bob Barr on Tuesday in a GOP primary battle in which only one incumbent could return to Congress. With 112 of 170 precincts reporting, Mr. Linder had 38,328 votes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/08/21/met_353861.shtml
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