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In Aiken, Rick Santorum says GOP needs skilled communicator to win 2016 election

...people in 2008 and 2012."Too many people deferred their judgment (in 2012) to the experts as to who our (Republican) candidate should be," Santorum said. "Whenever you turn on a television ? and particularly Fox News because they drive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-07-28/aiken-rick-santorum-says-gop-ne
What Trump taps into

...plugging into that, and giving it the high-profile voice they've been longing for.The other, less throaty, Republican candidates ought to take a break from criticizing Trump and learn from his resonance with voters. He's quite clearly tapped...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-07-25/what-trump-taps
Aiken County a popular stop for Republican candidates before South Carolina's early primary

Once again, Aiken County is a hot bed for Republican presidential campaign stops. Some candidates hoping to win the GOP nomination have already made visits to Aiken, and more will likely make a visit.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-07-18/aiken-county-popular-stop-repub
Jeb Bush says he's an optimistic option for voters

...inclusive presidential campaign in places other Republican candidates won't go ? black churches, the Hispanic community...just yet, and will instead wait to meet as many Republican candidates as possible before making a decision on who she...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-07-22/jeb-bush-says-hes-optimistic-op
Donald Trump's comments could force Turnberry out of British Open rotation

...the championship rotation following comments by the course's owner, Donald Trump, about Mexicans.Trump, a Republican candidate for president, is facing a backlash after saying some Mexican immigrants to the U.S. bring drugs and crime...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2015-07-15/donald-trumps-comments-could
Choices made for 2016 race

The upcoming presidential race has some excellent Republican candidates, on whom I would like to give my opinions.Several years ago I went to Washington, D.C., during Engineers Week to lobby...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-07-08/choices-made-2016-race
Huckabee stumps for GOP nomination, presidency and votes in Aiken

...We know what he stands for."Right now, though, Huckabee is trying to stand out among a constellation of Republican candidates, including Sen. Marco Rubio, Govs. Chris Christie and Scott Walker, Donald Trump and native son Sen. Lindsey...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-07-07/huckabee-stumps-gop-nomi
Bob Young's House bid starts week of political moves

...that she would retire at the end of her term next year. A few hours later, Wright McLeod, an Augusta lawyer and Republican candidate for the 12th District U.S. House seat in 2012, announced that he would run for the seat, too.Then state...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-07-04/bob-youngs-hous
'Times' sets speed trap

...Does it involve important information? Is the reporting applied evenly?As the game is currently played, Republican candidates' every potential misstep or even quirk is examined under a microscope. Do you ever recall the media doing that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-06-12/times-sets-speed-trap
Rants & Raves

...those Republicans didn't say a word about Mitt Romney's millions being stashed outside of the U.S. I also do not hear complaints about the other multimillionaire Republican candidates for being out of touch due to their millions.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-12/rants-raves