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Electoral College is genius

...both to limit the federal authority yet maximize the authority of "the people" represented through their individual states. House members would be directly elected by the people. Senators would be appointed by state legislatures to ensure that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-04-13/electoral-college-genius
Haley campaign has $4 million available; Sheheen has $1.7 million

...Tom Ervin, has more than $271,000 available, after loaning himself more than $420,000. The former judge and state House member announced his candidacy last week.Campaign disclosures for all candidates in South Carolina were due by midnight...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-04-10/haley-campaign-has-4-million-
May 20 ballots to include Democrats' questions

...campaign. Nationally, the party is focusing on the minimum wage and expanding Medicaid. And party leaders of the state House and Senate have been hammering away on ethics and education funding since the start of the legislative session. Smith...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-04-09/may-20-ballots
Georgia Democrats includes questions on primary ballot

...campaign. Nationally, the party is focusing on the minimum wage and expanding Medicaid. And party leaders of the state House and Senate have been hammering away on ethics and education funding since the start of the legislative session.Smith...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-04-08/georgia-democr
South Carolina Gov. Haley's GOP opponent Ervin withdraws from primary

...difference."Sheheen has been in the Legislature since 2001. Haley became governor in 2011 after three terms in the state House. Both are 42 years old.Ervin's name will be removed from June 10 primary ballots. His $4,200 candidate filing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-04-11/south-carolina
Former judge explains why he's challenging Haley

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Former state House member and judge Tom Ervin said Tuesday the story of a 4-year-old boy who was beaten to death after being returned from foster...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-04-01/former-judge-explains-why-hes-chall
Abandon collectivism

...types of light bulbs we may buy.This is not the essence of our nation. Power was to be held by the people first, the state house next and lastly Washington. Our nation was conceived on the notion that the central government should do only what...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-03-20/abandon-collectivism
Let's pick up Northern city's loss of annoyance law

...could be pulled over, thrown against the car, searched and perhaps even used as target practice for a stun gun. The state House already has approved a "slowpoke bill" that gives these drivers their comeuppance, but perhaps the anti-annoyance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-09/lets-pick-northern-citys-loss
Georgia Capitol busy with qualifiers

...benefit of the state party."We can win it, and we're in it to win it," said the insurance agent who lost his state House seat two years ago in a primary to Rep. Spencer Frye. "Anybody that knows me knows that Keith Heard doesn't just...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-03-03/capitol-busy-q
Qualifying for elections opens today

...The week doubles as the qualifying period for the May 20 state and federal party primaries, including several Augusta state House and Senate seats, but Democrat or Republican candidates for those offices qualify with the Georgia Secretary of State's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-02/qualifying-elections-ope