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South Carolina Lawmakers Pitch Invasive Response To Refugee Resettlement

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 03.24.2016 | Politics

South Carolina lawmakers are contemplating a step that would be drastic even amid the string of extreme responses to Syrian refugee resettlement: a bi...

South Carolina Senate Backs Bill To Remove Confederate Flag From Statehouse Grounds

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C., July 7 (Reuters) - South Carolina's Senate passed legislation Tuesday to remove the Confederate battle flag fro...

Graham Wins GOP Primary In South Carolina Senate Race

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

Lindsey Graham has won the Republican primary in South Carolina's Senate race, the Associated Press reports. Graham bested a field of six other Rep...

Graham, Hutto Headed To General Election

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

Voters in South Carolina have selected incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) and Democratic state Sen. Brad Hutto to face off in November's general electi...

Outside Group Backing Graham Secured Billionaire's Donation Hour After Meeting With Senator

Center for Public Integrity | Marcelo Rochabrun | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

By Marcelo Rochabrun, Center for Public Integrity This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, non...

Jason Linkins

Now Everybody Wants To Primary Lindsey Graham | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

It seems like it was only six months ago that the reelection of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) wasn't even worth doubting. As the National Review's Katr...

The End of the GOP: Why I Disagree With Nate Silver

Walker Bragman | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Walker Bragman

There is a very real chance that the Republican voters in Kentucky and South Carolina will vote for the Tea Party challengers because they view their senators as too moderate -- and that is problematic.

Gay Republican 'Seriously' Considering Taking On Lindsey Graham

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

Bruce Carroll, outgoing co-founder of gay Republican group GOProud, thinks Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has served in Washington for long enough. I...

Haley Weighs In On Qualifications For DeMint Replacement

The State | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

Gov. Nikki Haley said Thursday that political experience is not a requirement for the successor to resigning U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint....

Haley Disputes Report On DeMint Replacement List

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) disputed reports on Tuesday that she had narrowed her choice to replace outgoing Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) to a lis...

Atheist Seeks To Shake Up S.C. Succession Race

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.10.2012 | Politics

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) announced last week that he would step down in 2013 in order to take the reins at the conservative Heritage Foundation, immed...

Colbert Leads Poll To Replace DeMint

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.11.2012 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert is the favorite choice of South Carolinians to replace Jim DeMint, who is vacating his U.S. Senate seat at the end of the year. Acc...

Jason Linkins

Stephen Colbert Would Like To Replace Jim DeMint In The Senate, As Everyone Expected | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

Thursday's surprise announcement that Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) would be taking his leave of that body and moving to a slightly different part of Washi...

Colbert For Senate? Please?

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.07.2012 | Comedy

UPDATE: A spokesperson for Stephen Colbert tells us, "Stephen is honored by the groundswell of support from the Palmetto State and looks forward to Go...

Lawmaker Faces Ouster Over Duel Threat

Easley Patch | Carolyn Farr Smith and Greg Hambrick | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics

Folks' links to his own 2010 post, where he noted that Haddon claimed, via Facebook, that Knotts had challenged him to a duel. Folks alleges that the ...

SC-Gov: 45% Haley (R), 41% Sheheen (D) (Crantford 9/30)

Huffington Post | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Crantford & Associates (D) 9/30/10; 634 registered voters, 3.9% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (Crantford release) South Carolina 2010 Senate...

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...

WATCH: Surprise South Carolina Senate Candidate Gives First Speech

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MANNING, S.C. (Associated Press) - In his first campaign appearance, South Carolina's surprising U.S. Senate candidate Alvin Greene avoided any major ...

Jason Linkins

Jim DeMint Off To A Big Lead Over His Mystery Opponent, Alvin Greene | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

That super-secret plan to "plant" a stealth nominee in the race so that DeMint could comfortably win re-election, as virtually everyone expected anyway, appears to be working!