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Don't re-elect incumbents

In the upcoming Republican primaries, I urge voters to oppose incumbents who participated in the assaults on our honored Southern heritage. In my district, the only...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-08-24/dont-re-elect-incumbents
Georgia state flag's Confederate 'Stars and Bars' design avoids controversy

...and sponsorships elsewhere.He said with a short legislative session looming for lawmakers to raise money for the Republican primary in May, there is little political will within the GOP-dominated Legislature to change the design that voters...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-08-23/georgia-state-flags-confedera
Trump's temperament, shortcomings make him an unworthy candidate

...see all opinions as being acceptable to free speech ? were focusing on form instead of content.IN THE FIRST Republican primary debate for 2016 presidential candidates, held Thursday, Ohio Gov. John Kasich issued a similar comment. He said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-08-12/trumps-temperame
Rick Perry stops paying presidential campaign staff in key early state of South Carolina

...Texas governor, the longest tenure in state history, before leaving office in January.He's hoping to convince Republican primary voters that he's humbler and better prepared than in 2012, when his first presidential bid opened to strong fundraising...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2015-08-10/rick-perry-sto
How did candidates fare in first debate?

...declaring Dr. Ben Carson and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as the winner and runner-up, respectively, in the first Republican primary debate for 2016 presidential candidates, held Thursday.How did the rest of the field fare? Here are my assessments...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-08-11/how-did-candidat
Who won the debate? It might surprise you

Who won the first Republican primary debate Thursday night?It will come as no surprise for those who know me well because I will differ from most "experts" on the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-08-09/who-won-debate-i
With first debate, GOP looks to narrow vast candidate field

...point to putting together a majority coalition," said David Winston, a Republican pollster.As in the 2012 Republican primaries, the GOP faces a tug of war between those eager for a candidate with broad general election appeal and those who...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-08-06/first-debate-gop-looks-narrow-v
Fiorina, Jindal tops in 5 p.m. GOP debate

There are three principal points to be taken from the 5 p.m. Republican Primary presidential debate Thursday.First, all are wrong concerning the power of the presidency. Every candidate spoke of reducing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-08-08/fiorina-jindal-t
Jeb Bush says he's an optimistic option for voters

...campaign leading up to the state's Feb. 20 primary."South Carolina is hugely important and always has been in Republican primary politics and you will see me here a lot because of that," Bush said.When asked about nuclear energy and the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-07-22/jeb-bush-says-hes-optimistic-op
Aiken County a popular stop for Republican candidates before South Carolina's early primary

...and former senator and vice presidential nominee John Edwards. WHY IS SOUTH CAROLINA IMPORTANT? The state's Republican primary ? the first in the South ? has become an indicator of which candidate will win the party's nomination.South...

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