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Jeb Bush says he's an optimistic option for voters

...many Republican candidates as possible before making a decision on who she will vote for in the South Carolina presidential primary next year."I'm going to keep my mind open (on the candidates) right now," she said. "I feel like when...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-07-22/jeb-bush-says-hes-optimistic-op
Charleston massacre, flag debate put Haley in 2016 political spotlight

...self-described host of a key early presidential primary, with the national attention...place as the first Southern presidential primary next February, weeks after...weeks leading up to 2012 presidential primary, Haley endorsed Romney...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-15/charleston-massacre-flag-debate-put
Aiken County a popular stop for Republican candidates before South Carolina's early primary

...and South Carolina primaries, Knotts said.While several Southern states have aligned for a possible March 1 presidential primary, dubbed the "SEC primary," South Carolina will likely keep its early date to maintain its influence on national...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-07-18/aiken-county-popular-stop-repub
Rants & Raves

...Bless you both and thank you so much. IT MAKES MORE SENSE to hold the SPLOST vote on March 1, the date of the presidential primary. Why waste $80,000 of the taxpayers' money? THE PUBLIC LIBRARY is in terrible shape. It is a shame that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-18/rants-raves
Rants & Raves

...taxpayers $85,000 because there's nothing else on the ballot, while March 1 is the same date as the statewide presidential primary. If we can't trust the commissioners to spend our tax money wisely, why should we vote for another SPLOST...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-19/rants-raves-0
Presidential candidates Cruz, Huckabee will visit Augusta area

With a presidential primary almost eight months away, metro Augusta is already receiving visits from Re pub li can hopefuls.Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will sign...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2015-07-04/presidential-c
Huckabee stumps for GOP nomination, presidency and votes in Aiken

...2008, and he hopes to prove it on Feb. 20, 2016, the date for South Carolina's key "First in the South" presidential primary.Huckabee told attendees at an Aiken County GOP fundraiser at Newberry Hall on Tuesday that he survived and thrived...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-07-07/huckabee-stumps-gop-nomi
Southern states see opportunity with regional 2016 presidential primary

...Secretary of State Tom Schedler said he's aware of the "SEC Primary" push and is studying the issue.Alabama's presidential primary is set for the second Tuesday, or March 8, 2016. Alabama Secretary of State Jim Bennett said he would support...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-11-22/southern-state
Poll shows strong GOP support for body cameras

...interactions with the public.The survey of 516 Georgians who said they were likely to vote in the March Republican presidential primary found that 83 percent favor the cameras. Just 12 percent opposed, and another 5 percent was undecided.A majority...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-28/poll-shows-strong-gop-suppor
Commission to vote on November sales tax referendum

...hold a single-issue election Nov. 3 at a cost of $85,000 or placing the SPLOST referendum on the March 1 presidential primary ballot and risk a lapse in collections.The city Finance Committee including Wayne Guilfoyle, Sammie Sias and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2015-06-15/commission-vot