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SC Senate passes bill allowing legal bridge games

...the state. In my view, that jeopardizes our ability to hold elections this year," Martin said. "The State Election Commission cannot run elections without a local election and registration office."Martin's bill was a reaction to a ruling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-08/sc-senate-passes-bill-allowin
South Carolina Gov. Haley's GOP opponent Ervin withdraws from primary

...be reimbursed. Signatures to get on the ballot in November as a petition candidate are due July 15, said state Election Commission spokesman Chris Whitmire.Campaign disclosures filed Thursday showed Ervin loaned himself more than $420,000...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-04-11/south-carolina
SC Democratic June ballot to ask about marijuana

...with gambling.Republican voters will be asked about abortion and eliminating the state income tax. The state Election Commission gave the parties until noon Wednesday to submit their questions.The agency charged the state GOP Party $2...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-09/sc-democratic-june-ballot-ask
Two strange concepts

...effort to control political contributions.In 2010, the John Roberts court decided in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission that corporations have rights under the Constitution to freedom of speech to contribute unlimited amounts of money...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-04-05/two-strange-concepts
Across the region

...but were joined by former Spartanburg police officer Dave Feliciano, who has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission but not raised any money.All four men signed papers vowing to support any challenger that makes it to a runoff...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-13/across-region
Augusta candidate Eugene Yu took $50,000 in prohibited donations

...phone interview Monday. "If anything, it was an honest mistake."Fundraising reports filed with the Federal Election Commission show Yu's campaign waited three months to disclose the prohibited contributions. Instead, the campaign reported...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-03-10/gaeorgia-candidate-eugene-yu-took-5
Across the region

...challenge South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.Sheheen, D-Camden, filed his paperwork Tuesday morning with the state Election Commission. Haley followed several hours later.Their filings officially signal the long-expected rematch between the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-03-25/across-region
How high does this go?

...expected to fix the problem, Lerner wrote: "Everyone is up in arms because they don't like it. The Federal Election Commission can't do anything about it. They want the IRS to fix the problem."Sounds like more than a "smidgen."Let...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-03-17/how-high-does-go
Sheheen to seek South Carolina governor post

...challenge South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.The Camden Democrat filed his paperwork Tuesday morning with the state Election Commission. Haley was expected to file her candidacy in the afternoon.Their filings officially signal the long-expected...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-03-25/sheheen-seek-s
SC Senate incumbents have millions in bank

...3.1 million on hand.The numbers come from their latest campaign disclosure reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.Those reports show Graham raised $1.3 million in the fourth quarter of last year. That's about three times...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-01-31/sc-senate-incu