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Probe of ex-Rep. Broun expands to Rep. Hice

...Walters, R-Calif.Hice, a Republican, won the open-seat race to replace Broun after Broun lost his bid to win the GOP primary for Senate. Through a spokeswoman, Hice told the AJC that he has not been interviewed by investigators, and that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-10-09/probe-ex-rep-broun-exp
South Carolina Ethics Commission refuses to dismiss complaint against GOP Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster

...McMaster's campaign accepted 51 over-the-limit contributions to pay off his campaign's debt after losing a four-way GOP primary.He did not advance to a runoff.For months, Bowers argued that McMaster's debt retirement effort represented a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-09-16/south-carolina-ethics-commission-re
In Aiken, Rick Santorum says GOP needs skilled communicator to win 2016 election

...message.Santorum, a former senator from Pennsylvania whose particular brand of no-nonsense conservatism led to GOP primary wins in 11 states, showed that side as he spoke Tuesday to members of the Aiken Republican Club at Newberry Hall.He...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-07-28/aiken-rick-santorum-says-gop-ne
Haley's choice to lead DHEC drops out as candidate

...insurance director from 2005 to 2007, and she ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor in 2010, losing in a four-way GOP primary. She has served in other leadership positions for South Carolina and Texas state agencies.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-02-22/haleys-choice-lead-dhec-drops-out-c
Haley's DHEC choice questioned about connections

...Mark Sanford on coastal insurance. She ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor in 2010, losing in a four-way GOP primary.On Haley's second day in office in 2011, Kitzman was approved as director of the Budget and Control Board, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-19/haleys-dhec-choice-questioned
Huckabee focus on issues, not Trump

...Huckabee addressed a crowd of conservative activists and donors in Buckhead, his first big appearance since the first GOP primary debate on Thursday. "I thought [the debate] was an extraordinary opportunity for America to see the number of people...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2015-08-08/huckabee-focus
Sen. Lindsey Graham get 2016 advice during first trip to Iowa

...led by former Michigan U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, that is calling for more foreign policy discussion in the 2016 GOP primaries.Strawn said that from a logistical standpoint, Graham would need to move quickly because there is a "land rush...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-20/sen-lindsey-graham-get-2016-a
House GOP tries to regroup after divisive speaker vote

...things over, some outside conservatives applied pressure for more confrontation. The Madison Project, which opposes GOP primary candidates it views as insufficiently conservative, issued a news release slamming three GOP freshmen who voted for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2015-01-07/house-gop-tries-regroup-af
Ex-SC Gov. Edwards dies

...his chances facing well-known retired Gen. William Westmoreland, who commanded U.S. troops in Vietnam, in the GOP primary. Edwards won the nomination but was still a Republican running in a Democratic state. That year, however, the Democrats...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-26/ex-sc-gov-edwards-dies
Why were political polls off mark?

...failed to detect Virginia voter sentiment that led to the surprise upset of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the GOP primary there.Cantor's spokeswoman Megan Whittemore then took the same post with Perdue's campaign where she praised the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2014-11-10/why-were-political-polls-mark