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Unemployment rates fall in 31 US states last month

...from the Republican Party.The news is more mixed for candidates in Alaska. GOP Gov. Sean Parnell is trailing independent candidate Bill Walker in most polls. Alaska added 2,900 jobs in September. As a percent of the state's workforce...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-21/unemployment-rates-fall-31
Challengers hammer South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley in last debate before election

...dispute the criticism, engaging more with Democrat Vincent Sheheen, who ran against her in 2010, than with independent candidate Tom Ervin, Libertarian Steve French or United Citizens candidate Morgan Reeves.Tuesday's debate was the final...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-10-21/challengers-ha
Vincent Sheheen accuses Nikki Haley of pay-to-play

...that. You can't sink any lower," Sheheen said.Sheheen's "pay-to-play" wording is the same used by independent candidate Tom Ervin when the former lawmaker and judge released a book earlier this month hammering the governor for inflating...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-10-20/vincent-shehee
Lindsey Graham focuses on getting South Carolina voters to polls

...His supporters point out Graham is still below 50 percent. If Hutto can get the 45 percent to 47 percent, then independent candidate Thomas Ravenel and Libertarian Victor Kocher might draw enough votes away for an upset."This is really about...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-10-18/lindsey-graham
First SC gubernatorial debate focuses on jobs, economy

...through. Haley countered that the promised jobs don't happen overnight."It will take awhile," she said.Independent candidate Tom Ervin asked Haley to publicly post the incentives given to lure companies to South Carolina, so taxpayers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-10-14/first-sc-guber
Graham not participating in debate with opponents

...Television.The debate will go on for 30 minutes with Democratic state Sen. Brad Hutto, of Orange burg, and independent candidate Thomas Rav e nel, of Charleston, ETV spokes man Tom Posey said Thurs day. The Hutto and Ravenel campaigns said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-10-02/graham-not-par
Sheheen calls for Confederate flag to come down

...effort should be done in a thoughtful bipartisan way and not in the heat of the political campaign season."Independent candidate Tom Ervin, however, said he agreed with Sheheen that it's time to remove the Confederate flag."For some...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-01/sheheen-calls-confederate-fla
SC governor candidate's call for DSS session called unrealistic

COLUMBIA - Independent candidate Tom Ervin asked the Legislature to return to Columbia for a special session to take the DSS from under Gov. Nikki Haley.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-09-15/sc-governor-candidates-call-dss-ses
AAA Carolinas: Top South Carolina substandard bridges on Interstate 26

...proposed a plan dedicating 5 percent of the state budget and surplus every year to repairing and building roads.Independent candidate Tom Ervin has proposed eliminating the personal income tax and passing additional tax reform to provide money...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-07-30/aaa-top-sc-substandard-bridge
Sheheen wants to dedicate 5 percent of South Carolina's budget to roads; doesn't want gas tax increase

...Transportation to make it more accountable to the governor and the Legislature.Republican Gov. Nikki Haley and potential independent candidate Tom Ervin have not given details for their road plans, although neither supports raising the gas tax.Ervin wants...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-07-22/sheheen-wants-dedicate-5-percent-sc