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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
State Supreme Court orders election for Harrell's seat to continue Tuesday pending review

...Thursday's vote.Commissioners voted 5-0 to order a special GOP primary for the seat representing parts of Charleston and Dorchester...schedule called for a one-week filing period for the GOP primary to begin on Election Day. The primary would follow on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-10-31/state-supreme-
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
Barrow's rival close to investing $1 million of own money

...when he ran unsuccessfully in a fiercely competitive GOP primary race for Barrow's 12th District seat in eastern Georgia...accounting for a dollar out of every $3. The crowded GOP primary forced Allen to spend most of his money, whereas Barrow...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-17/barrows-rival-close-investing
Jack Kingston's Senate runoff loss means less clout in Washington for Georgia

...might have little desire to run another statewide campaign. Johnson ran for governor in 2010, finishing third in the GOP primary."You put your blood, sweat and tears and life into that thing. And now that you know what it's like, it may...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-07-27/jack-kingstons
Longtime sheriff pleads not guilty in bribery case

...National Corrections Academy. He was named South Carolina's sheriff of the year in 1982.In 1998, Metts pondered a GOP primary challenge to then-Gov. David Beasley ? whom he had helped get elected four years earlier ? and even mulled running...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-07-01/longtime-sheriff-pleads-not-guilty-
Voters to pick GOP nominee for superintendent

...control of the House and took over most of the state's constitutional offices. Spearman says she's voted in every GOP primary since. The winner of the GOP runoff will face the winner of the Democratic runoff for superintendent. Sheila Gallagher...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-22/voters-pick-gop-nominee-super