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S.C. Senate Republicans' symposium draws fire

...the wrong message. "It's not particularly a wise practice," said Francis Marion University political scientist Neal Thigpen. "It gives the appearance that one has to (pay) all this money to get access." Many doctors and insurance companies...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/11/18/met_392928.shtml
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Graham wins Thurmond's Senate seat

...percent. "I don't think the Senate race was really in doubt," said Francis Marion University political scientist Neal Thigpen. Graham, 47, received Thurmond's endorsement a year ago and was bolstered more recently by campaign ad appearances...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/06/met_356859.shtml
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Republican comes out against Beasley

...politics with the agency's police grants. "The thing about Rose is there's no question he's a Republican," said Neal Thigpen, Francis Marion University political scientist. "That's aimed right at the heart of your mainstream, regular Republicans...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/28/met_240260.shtml
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GOP censures Graham again

...if I were him, I would view that with some degree of alarm," said Francis Marion University political scientist Neal Thigpen. "Lexington is the Vatican City of Republicanism in this state." However, he questioned its sway, noting Mr...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2010/01/06/met_562074.shtml
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Long governor's race nears end

...skeptical, "it turns out that was probably a wise move," said Francis Marion University political science professor Neal Thigpen. The earlier start helped Mr. Hodges blunt Mr. Sanford's momentum and has helped make the race so close that few...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/03/met_356318.shtml
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Hodges to voice hope for budget

...as an obstacle," Mr. Reiff said. That's the kind of theme and flavor expected by political science professors Neal Thigpen at Francis Marion University, Danielle Vinson at Furman University and Blease Graham at the University of South Carolina...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/01/14/met_332895.shtml
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Lack of explanations makes way for conspiracy theories

...but one of them was Charleston, where he serves on the county council.Francis Marion University political scientist Neal Thigpen said he thinks Greene benefited from voters not knowing either candidate and choosing either a name that sounded familiar...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/south-carolina-elections/
A last year, a last laugh for Gov. Mark Sanford?

...folks woke up and said, 'I've got to have me some Loftis today.' It's that they want to continue his themes." Neal Thigpen, a political scientist at Francis Marion University, said that while the governor may be reaping some benefits of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2010-06-24/last-year-last
Debate over Statehouse Confederate flag cools

...a federal issue. We're definitely satisfied," Mr. Gordon said. Francis Marion University political scientist Neal Thigpen said that although Mr. McCain created problems for himself in 2000, this time, "it probably won't cost anybody...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/05/13/met_128281.shtml
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Sex and scandal back in SC politics

...backed Haley's political aspirations, and his ex-wife campaigned with her earlier this month.Political scientist Neal Thigpen said he thinks most political activists won't believe Folks, but some tea party supporters could be swayed to support...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-05-25/sex-and-scandal-back-sc-poli
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