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GOP Senate candidates spar in Macon debate

...Austin Scott, who represents Macon in Congress, urged Republicans not to repeat the bitterness of the 2012 presidential primary process, when many conservatives were openly dissatisfied with nominee Mitt Romney."Barack Obama would not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-03-08/gop-senate-can
Georgia Senate candidates meet for final debates

...previous Georgia primaries. In response, Per due said he wasn't living in the state in 2008 and voted in the 2012 presidential primary. There were general state primaries in 2010 and 2012."I have voted in every primary," Handel said. "That...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/georgia-elections/2014-05
US Sen. Rand Paul again visits early-voting South Carolina

...made recent trips to other early primary states such as Iowa and New Hampshire. South Carolina has the first GOP presidential primary in the South in 2016.On Tuesday, Paul is scheduled to address cadets at The Citadel, South Carolina's military...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-11-11/us-sen-rand-paul-again-visits
Ex-House Speaker Foley dead

...Barack Obama was elected president. As a party "superdelegate," Foley had remained uncommitted during Obama's presidential primary battle with Hillary Clinton but eventually endorsed Obama in June 2008.House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/national/2013-10-18/ex-house-speaker-foley-dea
Syria strategy disastrous

...Iran." Who's ready to go to war with Syria, Joseph?I'll say this about Biden: During the 2008 Democratic presidential primary campaign, he said of then-Sen. Obama: "The presidency is not something that lends itself to on-the-job...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2013-09-15/syria-strategy-disastrou
Romney wins Georgia, South Carolina

...votes.Although Georgia is a bastion for Republicans, it has not always favored Romney. During the state's presidential primary in March, exit polling showed Romney had trouble attracting two big parts of the local GOP base: voters who describe...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2012-11-06/romney-wins-ge
Rants & Raves

...PRETTY FUNNY The Chronicle is surprised by S.C. support for Mark Sanford. S.C. voted for Newt Gingrich in the presidential primary. Newt cheats on wives, changes wives, changes religions based on constituency, had his famous failed "contract...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-04-15/rants-raves
George McGovern, former senator and presidential candidate, dies

...power that had been wielded by party leaders and bosses at the national conventions. The result was the system of presidential primary elections and caucuses that now selects the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees. In 1972, McGovern...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2012-10-21/george-mcgovern-senator-and-
Biden, Cruz headline dueling events as 2016 buzz swirls through South Carolina

...politics for a brief time every four years during the presidential primary season, when it usually is the third state to...and New Hampshire - the first two states to hold presidential primary contests last year - during the inaugural weekend...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2013-05-03/biden-cruz-hea
Aide's resignation heightens Sen. Rand Paul's war with neocons

...to Mr. Kristol's daughter."Bill Kristol, through his son-in-law, fired the first salvo in the 2016 presidential primary," said Pastors & Pews founder David Lane, who organized a two-day meeting of evangelical ministers in Des...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/twt/news/2013-07-23/aides-resignation-heightens-sen