South Carolina

GOP cattle call rumbles through South Carolina

The Republican dog and pony show hits Upstate South Carolina on Saturday as nearly a dozen presidential hopefuls pitch conservative activists during a forum on economic freedom. The Palmetto State hosts the third nominating contest… READ MORE
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South Carolina governor battles union play for Boeing plant

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is firing back at efforts to unionize 7,500 workers at Boeing Corp.’s airline plant in… READ MORE

Ted Cruz scheduled to address South Carolina Tea Party convention

Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, is scheduled to be a featured speaker at the fourth annual South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention to be held Jan. 17-19 in Myrtle Beach. Joe Dugan, founder and executive… READ MORE

Returning soldier can’t stay with wife and newborn, S.C. landlord says

A soldier on leave for the holidays will not be able to stay with his wife and newborn baby at their South Carolina apartment, because he is not named on the lease and has overstayed… READ MORE

SC Dem Slips, Uses Slur Against Female GOP Opponent

Democrat Vincent Sheheen of South Carolina referred to his Republican opponent, sitting governor Nikki Haley, as a “whore” in an apparent slip of the tongue during a recent campaign rally. “We are going to escort… READ MORE

Rand in South Carolina: Obama Acting Like 'Third World Autocrat' Who Does 'Whatever the Hell He Wants'

COLUMBIA, South Carolina — Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) heaped contempt on President Barack Obama’s executive overreach in a speech to University of South Carolina students here Tuesday morning, saying that Obama is behaving like a… READ MORE

Scott’s GOP victory sets up historic SC election

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Having handily beaten his GOP challenger, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is poised to focus on his general election campaign, one that…… READ MORE

Lindsey Graham Releases Last Ads Before GOP Primary

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham released the final ads of his primary campaign for re-election Thursday. Both ads — a 30-second TV spot and 60-second radio spot — feature Graham ticking off his efforts for… READ MORE

S.C. pub sparks outrage for sign calling gun owners losers

A firestorm of backlash has been mounting against a South Carolina pub that put a derogatory sign in its store window telling gun owners to keep out. Backstreets Pub & Deli in Clemson has a… READ MORE

Graham’s first ads tout conservative bona fides

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is going on the air early to tout his conservative bona fides months ahead of his June primary election. The ad opens by highlighting Graham’s fights with the Obama administartion over… READ MORE

Gov. Haley raises more than $757,000 for quarter, has $3.7 million to spend

COLUMBIA, SC — Gov. Nikki Haley raised more than $757,000 in contributions for 2013’s final quarter, closing out the year with more than $3.7 million cash on hand, her campaign announced Friday. “South Carolina is… READ MORE


South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley got a gun for Christmas. “Our family had a wonderful Christmas together! I must have been good Santa gave me a Beretta PX4 Storm,” the Republican governor posted on her… READ MORE

Nikki Haley up by 9 in reelection bid

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has a 9-point lead over Democratic state Sen. Vincent Sheheen in her bid for reelection, according to a new poll out Tuesday. Haley takes 48 percent in the poll, conducted… READ MORE