Articles from the South Carolina Elections section archive

Monday, Oct. 17, 2011

Cain leads GOP race in South Carolina poll

ATLANTA - Herman Cain holds a decisive lead in the South Carolina Republican primary, according to a survey conducted Sunday for The Augusta Chronicle.
By Walter C. Jones

Monday, Oct. 3, 2011

South Carolina audit finds errors in 2010 vote

A League of Women Voters review, like an earlier State Election Commission audit, has found human errors in last year's South Carolina elections, and that could lead lawmakers to tighten elections ...

Saturday, Aug 13, 2011

Edgefield County may struggle for attention in new 3rd district

If South Carolina’s new 3rd congressional district were a piece of gym equipment, it would be a barbell with a weight on only one end.
By Sarita Chourey

Thursday, Aug 4, 2011

Mixed outlook for Aiken County residents, Democrats under new map

COLUMBIA -- South Carolina’s newly drawn 2nd congressional district promises to bring some political change to the region and its residents, but not for the man who serves as its congressman.
By Sarita Chourey

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

SC primary faces money questions

COLUMBIA — South Carolina's first in the South Republican presidential primary has funding and operational questions popping up.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Moore named executive director of SC GOP

COLUMBIA — The transition director of the South Carolina Republican Party has been named the executive director.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hopeful touts outsider status

More than 250 people gathered for a meeting of the Aiken Republican Club where presidential hopeful Herman Cain, a supporter of drastic budget and tax reform, spoke.
By Gracie Shepherd

Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011

Alvin Greene back on an SC ballot

COLUMBIA  - Three months after losing his improbable campaign for U.S. Senate, Alvin Greene is setting his sights a lot lower.

Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010

Haley keeps staff salaries a secret

South Carolina Gov.-elect Nikki Haley isn't yet saying how much her staff will earn in salaries when she takes office, but she has released some information about what her aides are being paid ...

Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010

Departing Gov. Sanford gives campaign cash away

Don't liken South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford to Scrooge this year. The outgoing governor known for his frugality has donated $250,000 in excess campaign cash to charities.

Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010

Charleston mayor seeks 10th term

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr., who has served as mayor longer than anyone in Charleston's 340-year history, announced today he will seek a 10th term.

Friday, Dec. 3, 2010

Aiken exit poll reveals insights into voters

AIKEN - A study of exit-poll data collected by Aiken college students during the Nov. 2 General Election offers insights into the local electorate.

Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010

Judge orders McMaster to yield contacts

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's attorney general was ordered Tuesday to turn over any correspondence between his office and the governor-elect in the case of a Republican legislator who accuses them ...
By Seanna Adcox

Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010

Across South Carolina

South Carolina's House of Representatives easily re-elected Charleston Republican Bobby Harrell as its speaker and turned back a tepid challenge from tea party activists with a 112-5 vote.

Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010

Hoyer to replace Clyburn as whip

House Democrats averted a messy leadership struggle, clearing the way for Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer to become second in command of their new minority without a challenge from Rep. James Clyburn of ...

Friday, Nov. 12, 2010

Across South Carolina

Gov.-elect Nikki Haley's transition team members are signing an ethics and conduct pledge that bars them from running a Cabinet agency or talking to outsiders on Haley's behalf without permission.

Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010

Edgefield school board race still undecided

EDGEFIELD, S.C. -- The November election in Edgefield County might be over, but the school board race in District 1 remains undecided.
By Mike Rosier

Monday, Nov. 8, 2010

Relatives in India cheer Haley's election victory

When Nikki Haley won election last week as governor of South Carolina, a small town halfway around the world in India's Punjab exploded in celebration.

Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010

S.C. Democrats analyze loss, look at how to rebound

COLUMBIA - The spirit of the South Carolina Democrat has been tested, to say the least.
By Sarita Chourey

Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010

Haley reaches out to senators

Two days after she was elected the state's first female governor, Nikki Haley moved quickly to reach out to a group that will be key to the success of her legislative agenda: Senate Republicans.

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Commission rejects tax jump

Seven commissioners nixed a proposed tax increase Monday that would cost a typical homeowner $70 a year, leaving the countywide millage rate unset with just a few days to meet state deadlines.
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