GOP AG Chair ‘Guardedly Optimistic’ about Nov.
Alan Wilson, chairman of the Republican Attorneys General Association told me in a phone interview he is feeling “very good” about GOP incumbent attorneys general holding onto their jobs this November.
Of the 25 seats Republicans currently hold nationwide, 17 are up …
The South Carolina GOP's Not-So-Sweet 16
Tomorrow, South Carolina’s first congressional district will hold its primaries for their special House election, created when Tim Scott became the state’s newest U.S. senator.
If no candidate receives at least 50 percent of the vote in the …
Should the Right Forgive Mark Sanford?
The Morning Jolt returns today, with a look at Obama’s “Fore!” more years, a controversy or two with this year’s CPAC, and then this question for the Right percolating in South Carolina:
A Question, Mark
I lived in …
Thirteen Will Compete in South Carolina GOP House Primary
Filing for South Carolina’s special House election closes at noon today.
A small crowd of Republicans are running; in alphabetical order, they are Keith W. Blandford, former Charleston County councilman Curtis Bostic, state senator Larry Grooms, Jonathan Hoffman, Jeff …
Mark Sanford, Now Running for Congress
Over on the home page, I have former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford’s first interview as candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives.
In the summer of 2009, the concept of Sanford attempting a political comeback by running …
Nikki Haley Picks Tim Scott for U.S. Senate
Multiple media sources are reporting that South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will indeed name Rep. Tim Scott to be the next senator from South Carolina.
Scott will serve for two years, and then presumably run in a special election in 2014. …
Rick Santorum's Family Help in Hilton Head, S.C.
Earlier this week, the Hilton Head, S.C., First Monday Club — a group I’ve been lucky enough to address several times — met and held an informal straw poll.
The results: Newt Gingrich 34, Mitt Romney 30, Rick Santorum — …
War-Gaming the GOP Early Contests, Six Weeks Out
I join my NR colleagues on the cruise tomorrow, but for the week, a thought or two, war-gaming out the upcoming GOP primaries . . .
It is mid-November. Iowa Republicans vote in their caucus on January 3, roughly six weeks away.
It Takes Money... Just to Get on the Ballot
This article about a York, South Carolina nurse running for president included an interesting detail about the South Carolina presidential primary:
“I am standing up for what I believe in,” [Michael] Adkins said. “This country is what …
Group Pushes for Delay in South Carolina's Primary Runoff
As noted in today’s Morning Jolt, Bruce Carroll, Ben Howe, and the guys at Carolina Conservatives United are challenging the existing schedule for the South Carolina primary.
Currently, South Carolina holds its primary election on June 10. If no candidate reaches 50 …
A New GOP Challenger for Lindsey Graham in 2014?
Bruce Carroll, who blogs at GayPatriot, is stepping down from GOProud to explore a primary challenge to South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham.
If Carroll goes forward with this, he will have to complete a Statement of Intention of Candidacy (SIC) …
The Sweet 16 in South Carolina's First District
Down in South Carolina, FreedomWorks will sponsor a candidate forum with all 16 Republican candidates competing in the special House election primary.
“Each candidate will have the opportunity to present opening and closing statements, with a series of questions …
Teddy Turner, Turned Conservative by Moscow
Teddy Turner, the son of mogul Ted Turner, is among the Republicans competing in South Carolina’s first congressional district. He’s unveiled his first ad, declaring, “he went there (Moscow) to work as a cameraman, and returned a congressman.”
Thurmond Won't Run for Congress in Tim Scott's District
Down in South Carolina, one Republican lawmaker with a famous name is declaring that he’s not interested in running for the seat soon to be vacated by Tim Scott, who will become the Palmetto State’s newest senator next …
Time for Dick Harpootlian to Go
If we had a press that had even the vaguest sense of even-handedness, there would be loud cries for the resignation for either of the TWO Democratic state-party chairs who comparing their opposition to Nazis.
Today’s comment, in case …
Romney, the Weak Frontrunner Who Leads Everywhere
Mitt Romney’s rivals took aim at him in the Sunday-morning debate, but it’s hard to see a scenario where he loses all of his currently gargantuan lead in New Hampshire: 20 percentage points, 24 percentage points, 15 percentage points, 24 percentage points, …
The Unofficial Deadline for Declaring a Presidential Bid: November 1
So how late can a Rick Perry*, or Sarah Palin, or “Candidate X” wait before jumping into the race?
If we presume that an aspiring Republican president would want to appear on the ballot, and not be forced to try …