Perry invokes Alamo in Aiken appearance

Dogged by staff defections, lagging poll numbers and financial shortfalls, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry showed he has plenty of fight left Friday at Newberry Hall in front of a modest gathering of Aiken County Republicans.
By Mike Rosier

Perry invokes Alamo in Aiken appearance

Dogged by staff defections, lagging poll numbers and financial shortfalls, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry showed he has plenty of fight left Friday at Newberry Hall in front of a modest gathering of Aiken County Republicans.
By Mike Rosier

Perry brings presidential campaign to Aiken Friday

Former Texas governor Rick Perry will bring his presidential campaign to Aiken on Friday.

Fundraising huge for SC Senate candidate

COLUMBIA - When women run for the Senate in South Carolina, they usually have difficulty raising enough cash to campaign across an area that can span several counties.
By Sarita Chourey

Columbia County election set

Columbia County elections officials have selected Nov. 3 for the special election to fill the unexpired term of District 3 County Commissioner Mack Taylor, who resigned to run for a vacated legislative seat.

Grovetown mayor to seek re-election

Grovetown Mayor George James confirmed Wednesday that he intends to seek a third term as the city's leader.
By Valerie Rowell

GOP event disinvites Trump

ATLANTA -- The crowd cheered when Erick Erickson, sponsor of the RedState Gathering taking place this weekend in Buckhead, announced Saturday morning that he had disinvited Donald Trump from the event.
By Lauren McDonald

With first debate, GOP looks to narrow vast candidate field

For the Republican Party, the narrowing of that vast field of presidential hopefuls begins in earnest Thursday with the first debate of the 2016 campaign. 
By Julie Pace

GOP candidates to head to Atlanta after first TV debate

Ten Republican presidential candidates will attend the RedState Gathering in Atlanta this weekend, trying to gain support from both voters and donors as the race for the Republican nomination for the 2016 presidential election kicks into high gear.
By Lauren McDonald

Poll says Trump is Georgia's GOP leader

Billionaire Donald Trump holds a double-digit lead over his nearest rival in the GOP presidential primary, according to a Fox 5/Morris News Poll.
By Sarita Chourey

Poll has Trump with big lead in South Carolina

South Carolina Republican voters might favor billionaire Donald Trump even more than their counterparts in Georgia, Arkansas and Florida.
By Sarita Chourey

LBJ's unfortunate Augusta visit

President Lyndon Johnson had every reason to feel confident about his campaign stop in Augusta 50 years ago this week. Then he was heckled. 

Chris Christie touts strong leadership

ATLANTA - Chris Christie, the first Republican presidential hopeful to speak at the RedState Gathering Friday, told the mostly conservative crowd that he plans to bring the same brand of unapologetic, strong leadership he's shown in New Jersey to the White House in 2016.
By Lauren McDonald

Jindal vows to go after Planned Parenthood

ATLANTA -- GOP hopeful and La. Gov. Bobby Jindal jumped immediately into an attack on President Barack Obama when he addressed the RedState Gathering crowd on Friday.
By Lauren McDonald

Candidate Rick Perry pledges jobs

ATLANTA - Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said America needs a leader with experience, and he told a conservative crowd on Friday that he's qualified for the job.
By Lauren McDonald

Fiorina says she would challenge status quo

ATLANTA -- Businesswoman Carly Fiorina said on Friday that she plans to ride the momentum of her success at the first debate by doing what she's been doing all along - with just a little more name recognition.
By Lauren McDonald

Rubio wants job creation

ATLANTA-- Marco Rubio told the RedState Gathering, a group of conservative activists and donors, that America will have to evolve with the rapidly transforming economy in order to be the top country for jobs by 2020.
By Lauren McDonald

Planned Parenthood a hot topic at RedState Gathering

Defunding Planned Parenthood was one of the most discussed topics among the five GOP candidates who spoke at the RedState Gathering on Friday.
By Lauren McDonald

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