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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
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
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
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
Gov. Deal begins collecting contributions for possible runoff against Democrat Carter

...notable considering the former congressman raised nearly $8.4 million four years ago during the course of a contentious GOP primary and then general election match-up against former Democratic Gov. Roy Barnes. Barnes raised just shy of $9 million...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-08/gov-deal-begins-collecting-co
Graham not participating in debate with opponents

...drug charge.Graham is seeking a third, six-year term, after handily defeating six tea party challengers in the GOP primary.He debated Democrat Alex Sanders four times when he won the U.S. Senate seat from the retiring Strom Thurmond in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-10-02/graham-not-par
South Carolina's newest third party launches ballot initiative

...co-founded the American Party last year with Republican Oscar Lovelace, who challenged former Gov. Mark Sanford in the 2006 GOP primary, as an alternative to the two-party system.Nineteen states allow recall elections of state lawmakers, including...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-09-25/south-carolina