Are Conservatism’s Problems Skin Deep?
Byron York’s description of the South Carolina GOP’s mourning over the nomination of Donald Trump reminds me of something I’ve seen on twitter. It is a picture of Marco Rubio, Nikki Haley, and Tim Scott with the caption that this …
Senator Tim Scott to Call for the Removal of the Confederate Battle Flag from the Statehouse Grounds
All three statewide-elected politicians in South Carolina have now called from the Confederate Battle Flag to be taken down. The Post and Courier reports:
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott today will join the chorus of public officials calling for the …
A Democratic Senate Candidate’s Short-Lived Firm
The Facebook page for Rick Wade, the Democrats’ candidate for Senate in South Carolina against Senator Tim Scott, describes the candidate as “a founding partner of the Axelrod-Wade Group, a global business development firm.” That title and affiliation is mentioned …
Expect Three to Five Special Elections in the Coming Months
I periodically joke that there is no off-season in the world of political campaigns. We are likely to see at least four, and perhaps more, special elections in the coming months:
Illinois 2nd Congressional District, where Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. …
New South Carolina Senator Announced Today
The AP reports that South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will announcing a replacement for U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint at noon Monday at the Statehouse.
For what it is worth, the Post and Courier of Charleston urged Haley to pick …
Finally: Huntsman 2012, The Musical!
He’s low in the polls, but he’s having fun: Jon Huntsman is joined by some South Carolina Republicans, Rep. Tim Scott and former state attorney general Henry McMaster, singing “Hit the Road, Jack” to President Obama.
Maybe he …
South Carolinians Go to the Polls Again
It’s primary day in Utah, and runoff day in South Carolina, Utah, and North Carolina.
In South Carolina, Republicans will pick their gubernatorial nominee between Nikki Haley and Gresham Barrett. The past two weeks have seen no anti-Haley bombshells, …
Poverty and the Presidential Candidates
John Dickerson reports:
On Monday, Ryan and Sen. Tim Scott will announce that they are hosting the Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity. Named after former representative and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Jack Kemp, the forum will take place on …
Bloomberg Writer Attacks Tim Scott as ‘Affirmative Action’ Token
Senator Tim Scott is a product of Republican reverse racism and low expectations, according to a Bloomberg View editorial board member.
In a racially charged screed entitled “Do Republicans Lower the Bar for Blacks?” Francis Wilkinson dismisses South Carolina Republican …
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 …
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. …
The Contenders to Replace DeMint
Jim DeMint’s sudden resignation from the Senate to head up the Heritage Foundation makes a lot of sense for him (the preeminent position at one of, if not the, most preeminent conservative think tanks, his to enjoy for perhaps …
Nikki Haley Wins GOP Gubernatorial Primary
This may be a pleasantly early night for election-returns watchers.
With 32 percent of precincts reporting in the GOP runoff for governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley leads Gresham Barrett, 62 percent to 38 percent. She’s just been declared the winner.
Jim DeMint, With a Kind Word or Two About Tim Scott
South Carolina senator Jim DeMint — you know, General Wellington, who’s taking on the weirdo who won the Democratic primary — is praising Tim Scott, one of the Republicans in a runoff in the Palmetto State’s 1st congressional …