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Marco Rubio Boosts Fellow Republicans At GOP Fundraiser

AP | By MEG KINNARD | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — Confronted several times by hecklers demanding immigration reform, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio told attendees at a Republican fundra...

Todd Kincannon, Former Executive Director of South Carolina GOP, Believes Transgender People Should Be 'Put in a Camp'

Parker Marie Molloy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Parker Marie Molloy

After transgender activist Kat Haché replied to one of Kincannon's tweets on an entirely different topic, Kincannon launched into an anti-transgender tirade, making use of slurs, name calling, and his belief that transgender individuals should be locked away in concentration camps.

GOP Official Fears Colbert Busch Because She's 'Not A Bad-Looking Lady'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the sister of comedian Stephen Colbert now facing former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford (R) in a race for the state's 1st C...

Mark Sanford Inches Forward On Road To Redemption

AP | BRUCE SMITH | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford advanced Tuesday to a runoff in the Republican contest for an open congressional seat...

Former GOP Leader Jokes About Trayvon Martin, 'The Poors' Of Hurricane Katrina

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.05.2013 | Black Voices

A former top GOP official in South Carolina is drawing flak for a series of racist tweets he apparently fired off during the Super Bowl on Sunday nigh...

WATCH: GOP Leader Defends Controversial Trayvon Martin Tweet

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 02.05.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Former South Carolina GOP executive director Todd Kincannon is known for making provocative statements on Twitter, but his latest series of tweets has...

County Wants Candidates To Sign Purity Pledge

AP | JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Republican Party in a small, conservative South Carolina county expects its candidates to lower taxes. They also expect the...

South Carolina 'Purity' Pledge Faces Push-Back From Fellow Republicans

The State | Gina Smith | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics

A resolution by the Laurens County Republican Party is raising eyebrows - and questions - about what it means to be a Republican in South Carolina....

Why the South Carolina Primary Is Secondary

Malia Griggs | Posted 03.20.2012 | College
Malia Griggs

Having grown up in South Carolina, I take it for granted that politics elsewhere are not as crazy. Between Joe Wilson and Mark Sanford, it's completely normal for me to turn on The Daily Show and see satire about the Palmetto State.

Jon Ward

GOP Hopefuls To Discuss Social Issues At Forum: 'They're Going To Be Uncomfortable'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 11.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- If Wednesday's Republican presidential primary debate, the first in which Texas Governor Rick Perry will participate, is a test for al...

Amanda Terkel

Rick Perry Holds Private Reception With South Carolina GOP Leaders

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Leaders of the South Carolina Republican Party received an extra treat from Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) after he announced his presi...

Glenn McConnell, South Carolina Senate President, Appears In Controversial Antebellum Picture

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

South Carolina Senate President Glenn McConnell is coming under fire after pictures from a recent event surfaced, showing him dressed in Confederate a...

South Carolina Politics in the Headlines

Carol Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Fowler

South Carolina repeatedly draws attention because of the bad judgment and hypocrisy of its Republican leaders. People across the country don't know whether to laugh at our state or cry for us.

Lindsey Graham Censured By Another South Carolina County Party

AP | SEANNA ADCOX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham says a county Republican Party's decision to censure him is misguided and the result of fringe support...

SC GOP Joins Lawmakers Asking Sanford To Resign

AP | JIM DAVENPORT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Leaders of South Carolina's Republican Party voted Thursday to ask Gov. Mark Sanford to resign, joining an increasing number of...

South Carolina GOP "Disappointed," "Angry," And "Disgusted" WIth Gov. Sanford

AP | JIM DAVENPORT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Republican legislators fumed Saturday over Gov. Mark Sanford's affair and questionable travel, though they stopped short of...

Racist Jokes Hurting South Carolina GOP

The State | JOHN O’CONNOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

State Republican leaders said they do not think online racist jokes by party activists will have a long-term impact on the party's ability to attract ...

South Carolina Republican Joins Crowded GOP Race

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

South Carolina Republican Party Chair Katon Dawson, one of the highest-profile Republican state leaders, told the Associated Press Sunday he will seek...

South Carolina GOP Targets Local Dem Candidates with Obama Mailer

Susan Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Smith

Several local Democratic candidates in South Carolina have been targeted by the state's GOP caucus, which is aiming to gain ground here by tying the D...

Sam Stein

GOPer Reportedly Launches Phony, Gay Baiting Robocall

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Chalk this up as one of, if not the, sleaziest robocall of this election cycle. In a race for a South Carolina Senate seat, the Republican challenger...

Thomas B. Edsall

Huckabee Embraces Confederate Flag To Woo White Evangelicals

HuffingtonPost.com | Thomas B. Edsall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Columbia, S. Car. -- The populist campaign of Mike Huckabee, seeking to mobilize an insurgency of white evangelicals against the Republican establishm...

Reversing The Curse: Largest Paper In SC Endorses McCain

AP via Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

South Carolina's largest newspaper on Saturday endorsed John McCain in the state's Republican primary. The State's editorial board wrote on the newsp...