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Barrow eases into fall campaign

...he's more interested in Washington than in Georgia.The campaign-expense reports on file with the Federal Elections Commission show expenditures for out-of-state consultants and vendors and practically no Georgia staff or even office...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-08-05/barrow-eases-f
Behind closed doors

...including millions from super PACs.This is the same president who warned that this year's McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission ruling ? which struck down limits on individual, aggregate campaign contributions ? "means ordinary Americans...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-07-29/behind-closed-doors
Ga. Senate: Kingston, Perdue spend combined $11 million

...candidates, the race has drawn more than $7.8 million in spending by outside groups. According to Federal Election Commission data, that total puts the Georgia race behind Senate contests in just three other states: Mississippi, North...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-10/ga-senate-kingston-perdue-spe
Officials say voter ID law working well in SC

...A spokesman for the state Election Commission says the lack of problems...that way, according to the Election Commission.State Rep. Alan Clemmons...reasonable impediment" clause and Election Commission director Marci Andino's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-05/officials-say-voter-id-law-wo
McKinney ends lieutenant governor's campaign

...two, an automatic recount was expected to occur today. It was unclear whether that would continue.The state Election Commission received McKinney's official withdrawal Thursday, spokesman Chris Whitmire said.A day earlier, Hall said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-12/mckinney-ends-lieutenant-gove
SC elections bill awaits vote in Senate

...model for county election boards and give the State Election Commission oversight over them.That new authority could...provision that gives more authority to the State Election Commission. The compromise as passed Thursday further specifies...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-23/sc-elections-bill-awaits-vote
SC Senate passes bill allowing legal bridge games

...County, says that a 2008 law on combined county election commissions and boards of voter registration is unconstitutional...elections this year," Martin said. "The State Election Commission cannot run elections without a local election and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-08/sc-senate-passes-bill-allowin
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

...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