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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
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
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
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
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