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South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham makes move toward presidential run

...acceptable in the reddest of red states," Graham said.Graham cruised to re-election in November, easily defeating six GOP primary rivals who cited his history of negotiating with Democrats as proof that he wasn't conservative enough.Graham has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-29/south-carolina-sen-linds
Haley ally named to lead DHEC

...founded Driver's Choice Insurance. She ran unsuccessfully for lieutenant governor in 2010, losing in a four-way GOP primary.When Kitzman left the Budget and Control Board, she was making $173,400. Templeton's salary is $162,600...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-12/haley-ally-named-lead-dhec
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
Former SC governor James B. Edwards dies at 87

...his chances facing well-known retired Gen. William Westmoreland, who commanded U.S. troops in Vietnam, in the GOP primary.Edwards, who served in the U.S. Maritime Service during World War II and as a Navy Reserve officer during the Korean...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-26/former-sc-governor-james
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
Haley touts gains as 'jobs governor,' wins 2nd term

...is to be the best governor I can be."McMaster, who's been a close Haley ally since losing to her in the 2010 GOP primary, represents the last elected lieutenant governor in South Carolina. Starting in 2018, gubernatorial nominees will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2014-11-05/haley-touts-gains-jobs-governor
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