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  • BREAKING: New Rasmussen poll now has Gingrich leading Romney in S.C.

    01/19/2012 9:14:19 AM PST · by DestroyLiberalism · 123 replies · 5+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Thursday, January 19, 2012 | Rasmussen
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has now surged ahead of Mitt Romney in the final Rasmussen Reports survey of the South Carolina Republican Primary race with the vote just two days away. The latest telephone survey of Likely GOP Primary Voters in the state finds Gingrich with 33% support to Romney’s 31%. Two days ago, before the last debate, it was Romney by 14 percentage points. Texas Congressman Ron Paul now runs third with 15% of the vote, followed by former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum at 11%. Paul's support is steady while Santorum's support has dropped five points since Monday....
  • Election of black conservatives signals 'awakening'

    11/04/2010 12:24:23 PM PDT · by CitizenM · 48 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | 11/04/2010 | Chris Woodward and Russ Jones
    With South Carolina's victory of the first 'Deep South' black Republican to Congress since Reconstruction, one conservative thinks it's evident that the tea party is not racist. Ron Miller, a conservative author, columnist, veteran and tea party member, says Tim Scott's election to Congress is "an impressive victory." "I think it's a great testimony to Americans' ability to evaluate people by the content of their character, rather than the color of their skin..." ----snip. In winning the election, Scott beat out....the son of late Senator Strom Thurmond and the son of former South Carolina Governor Carroll Campbell. ----snip"...they've demonstrated their...
  • Alvin Greene Reacts To Senate Loss (2 people show up - Greene runs around the room)

    11/03/2010 6:54:21 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 41 replies · 1+ views
    WSPA ^ | 11/03/2010
    Manning, SC -- Democratic candidate for Senate Alvin Greene saw his longshot campaign come to a close Tuesday night. Although he gained an impressive number of votes, he fell short of defeating Senator Jim Demint. He made a bizarre post-campaign appearance in Manning. 200 people were expected for his campaign party, but only about 2 people showed up, along with Greene and his family. News Channel 7's Jonathan Carlson was the only Upstate reporter there and attempted to speak with Greene in a sometimes odd interview. As he entered the catering hall, Greene was asked if he would run again....
  • John Spratt, SC5, losing badly!

    11/02/2010 5:30:13 PM PDT · by ElenaM · 26 replies
    Fox News, local
    Watching web coverage, looks like John Spratt is going to fall to a conservative. Mulvaney is wiping the floor with him. Spratt was supposed to be unbeatable. Having a great time tonight!
  • Welcome, Senate Conservatives (DeMint rallying new Tea Party Senators to refuse to be co-opted)

    11/02/2010 5:20:08 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies
    Remember what the voters back home want—less government and more freedom. BY U.S. SEN. JIM DEMINT Congratulations to all the tea party-backed candidates who overcame a determined, partisan opposition to win their elections. The next campaign begins today. Because you must now overcome determined party insiders if this nation is going to be spared from fiscal disaster. Many of the people who will be welcoming the new class of Senate conservatives to Washington never wanted you here in the first place. The establishment is much more likely to try to buy off your votes than to buy into your limited-government...
  • Live Thread: South Carolina Election Results

    11/02/2010 5:06:28 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 18 replies
    Besides Jim DeMint it's not looking good in SC with Early Results... 5th Congressional District SC... Spratt is ahead 53% to 48% SC Gov. Race...Shaheen is ahead 52% to 47%
  • Jim DeMint easily wins 2nd term for US Senate from SC (What will Alvin Greene do now?)

    11/02/2010 4:56:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/02/2010
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint will return to Washington for a second term after an easy election that saw his national status rise as a kingmaker for the tea party movement and an unlikely challenge from an oddball opponent. Based on AP analysis of preliminary exit poll data, the Republican rolled over unemployed military veteran Alvin Greene, a Democrat who won his party's nomination but not its support. Greene lives with his father and faces a felony obscenity charge, accused of showing pornography to a female college student. During occasional interviews in his nominal campaign, Greene insisted...
  • George F. Will: As GOP diversifies, South Carolina is rising

    09/09/2010 3:25:38 PM PDT · by neverdem · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 9, 2010 | George F. Will
    The libretto of this operatic election season, understandably promoted by Democrats and unsurprisingly sung by many in the media, is that Republicans have sown the seeds of November disappointments by nominating candidates other than those the party's supposedly wiser establishment prefers. This theory is inconvenienced by two facts: South Carolina's Nikki Haley and Tim Scott. "I am a policy girl," Haley, 38, says demurely. But she is a savvy politician who in 2004 won a state legislature seat by defeating the longest-serving incumbent. Although the state's Republican establishment opposed her nomination for governor, she won because for two years she...
  • South Carolina Senate: DeMint (R) 63%, Greene (D) 19%

    08/28/2010 10:21:42 AM PDT · by speciallybland · 19 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 08/28/2010 | Scott Rasmussen
    Republican incumbent Jim DeMint remains far ahead of surprise Democratic nominee Alvin Greene in the U.S. Senate race in South Carolina. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds DeMint leading Green by a better than three-to-one margin, 63% to 19%. Eight percent (8%) prefer some other candidate, and 10% are undecided.
  • Tea party activists say Graham out of touch (as defeated RINO Inglis attacks conservatives)

    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is in hot water again with tea party activists for his comments that their movement cannot endure "because they can never come up with a coherent vision for governing the country." It's an opinion Graham has expressed before, but it drew national attention recently in a profile published in The New York Times as he was leaving for the Middle East during the Senate's Fourth of July recess. Ralph Billeter, 76, said he heard it on Fox News and it reinforced to him that Graham, a Republican from Seneca, is out of touch with the people...
  • Tim Scott Beats Strom Thurmond's Son in S.C., Poised to Make History

    06/22/2010 9:00:55 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | Patricia Murphy
    Tim Scott, a charismatic member of the South Carolina state House of Representatives, soundly defeated Paul Thurmond in the GOP runoff for South Carolina's 1st Congressional District. Thurmond is the son of South Carolina's legendary late Sen. Strom Thurmond. Scott won the runoff 69 percent to 31 percent. Earlier this month, Scott won the most votes in the nine-candidate GOP field that also included Carroll Campbell, son of the state's late Gov. Carroll Campbell. On Monday, Sarah Palin gave Scott's campaign a huge bump when she endorsed him for Congress. .......
  • Scott easily defeats Thurmond for GOP nod

    06/23/2010 7:42:12 AM PDT · by iowamark · 6 replies
    Charleston SC Post and Courier ^ | 06/23/2010 | Robert Behre
    State Rep. Tim Scott took a step toward history Tuesday night, handily locking up the Republican nomination for the 1st Congressional District. He took 68 percent of the vote to beat his former Charleston County Council colleague Paul Thurmond, which makes him likely to become the first black Republican to serve in the U.S. House since J.C. Watts of Oklahoma retired six years ago. If these unofficial results hold and Scott also wins Nov. 2, he would become the first black Republican elected to Congress from the Deep South since Reconstruction. During their campaign, Scott and Thurmond, whose late father...
  • Black SC Republican poised to go to Congress

    06/22/2010 6:33:00 PM PDT · by freespirited · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Google News ^ | 06/22/10
    Voters in South Carolina nominated a black Republican lawmaker for an open congressional seat Tuesday, rejecting a legendary political name and potentially changing the face of the national party. State Rep. Tim Scott defeated Paul Thurmond, an attorney who is son of the one-time segregationist U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond. Scott, who won the runoff with 69 percent of the vote, is now poised to become the nation's first black GOP congressman since 2003. Scott, 44, owns an insurance business and became the first black Republican in the South Carolina Legislature in more than a century when elected two years ago....
  • Where to find Election Returns Tonight- SC, NC, Utah

    06/22/2010 4:16:58 PM PDT · by Amish · 104 replies
    State Returns from SC (polls close at 7pm EST): http://www.enr-scvotes.org/SC/16213/28352/en/summary.html From NC (polls close at 730 EST) http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/NC/17242/28326/en/summary.html For Utah (Polls Close 10pmEST) http://electionresults.utah.gov/xmlData/300010.html If anyone has better links, please share them. GO Haley, Scott, and Lee!
  • Black Republican beats former Sen. Strom Thurmond's son in S.C.

    06/22/2010 7:34:01 PM PDT · by Justaham · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6-22-10 | Shane D'Aprile
    Republican Tim Scott earned a landslide victory against challenger Paul Thurmond in the Republican runoff in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District. The Associated Press called the race for Scott with the candidate leading Thurmond 74 percent to 26 percent. There was no question that Scott was the candidate of the party's D.C. establishment in South Carolina's 1st congressional district. It's a label that has essentially been the kiss of death for other GOP primary candidates this election cycle. But in the open seat primary to replace retiring Rep. Henry Brown (R) the party appeared thrilled to coalesce behind Scott, the...
  • The (Alvin) Greene Party

    06/18/2010 4:58:28 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 27 replies · 708+ views
    Investors.com ^ | June 18, 2010 | Investor's Business Daily staff
    Politics: The Democratic Senate candidate from South Carolina is not a GOP dirty trick but an appropriate representative of a party detached from reality. An incoherent and off-the-wall empty suit, he is a perfect fit. Late Thursday night, the South Carolina Democratic Party's Executive Committee rejected a protest of the June 8 primary for U.S. Senate, in which Alvin Greene, who has a felony arrest for showing porn to college girls, defeated Vic Rawl, a former state representative and judge. Greene has been declared the party's legitimate nominee, much to the chagrin of MSNBC's Chris Matthews, whose leg no longer...
  • Can Anyone Explain How Alvin Greene Actually Won?

    06/17/2010 8:39:36 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 72 replies · 1,283+ views
    Newsweak ^ | June 17, 2010
    Ballot position? Electronic prompts? Pondering the theories behind an unlikely victory.Does anything feel more proudly patriotic than voting? You stride into your local polling place, past fellow citizens smoothing “I Voted!” stickers to their chests. You snap the booth’s curtain shut and turn to the ballot, ready to execute what Samuel Adams called “the most solemn trust in human society,” only to realize: Crap. Who are these guys? Academics call it “low information voting”: the psychology of what goes through our heads when confronted with a ballot full of names or issues we know very little about. Long established...
  • At Home with South Carolina's Mysterious Alvin Greene

    06/17/2010 9:45:28 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 19 replies · 659+ views
    TIME ^ | June 17, 2010 | Michael Scherer
    Alvin Greene may be the only Democratic nominee in U.S. Senate election history to walk to his father's kitchen every time his telephone rings. And it rings every five minutes or so — supporters he'll never meet, television and radio bookers hoping to juice ratings and reporters trying to figure out what Greene means for South Carolina and America's troubled democracy. "I don't have caller I.D.," Greene tells one caller. He also doesn't own a cell phone or a computer. As recently as Memorial Day, Alvin Greene was an unemployed 32-year-old, 13-year military veteran, who had been involuntarily discharged from...
  • SC Primary: Alvin Greene: Just who is he?

    06/17/2010 6:17:22 AM PDT · by upchuck · 25 replies · 657+ views
    BBC ^ | June 17, 2010 | Finlo Rohrer
    The victory of the mysterious Alvin Greene in the South Carolina Democratic primary for the US Senate race left many scratching their heads, with the losing candidate making an appeal on Thursday. Alvin Greene has been given a hard time since the primary. He has been ridiculed on YouTube, accused of being a "plant" by senior Democrats, and questioned over his mental state on live television. Much has been made of the fact he is unemployed, was unknown to local Democrats and seemed to have done no campaigning. Despite this he won the primary 59% to 41% and will now...
  • SC Dem upset: Jobless vet to face GOP's Jim DeMint

    06/09/2010 7:47:10 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies · 116+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | June 9, 2010 | Seanna Adcox (Associated Press)
    An unemployed military veteran who raised no funds and put up no campaign website shocked South Carolina's Democratic Party leadership by capturing the nomination Tuesday to face Republican U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint in November. With nearly all precincts reporting, Alvin Greene, 32, commanded 59 percent of the vote against 41 percent for former four-term state lawmaker Vic Rawl, 64, who had raised about $186,000 and had to abruptly scrap a late-week fundraiser for the fall. State Democratic Party Chairwoman Carol Fowler said voters unfamiliar with either candidate may have voted alphabetically for Greene over Rawl.
  • SC-Gov. 2010: McCain, Giuliani cut robocalls for McMaster in S.C. race (RINO ALERT)

    06/07/2010 11:17:25 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 19 replies · 63+ views
    Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) - Former presidential candidates Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Rudy Giuliani have recorded robocalls for South Carolina gubernatorial hopeful Henry McMaster in a last minute get-out-the-vote effort ahead of Tuesday's four-way Republican primary. McCain's call began hitting households over the weekend, while Giuliani's is planned to go out Monday, according to McMaster's campaign. McCain, who won the Palmetto State's pivotal presidential primary in 2008, tells voters that he and his wife Cindy "have a special place in our hearts for the wonderful people of South Carolina." McMaster, the state's Attorney General, was one of McCain's top...
  • Dem SC gov hopefuls say tax hikes can aid budget

    05/23/2010 1:50:26 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 17 replies · 528+ views
    The Sun News ^ | May. 23, 2010 | JIM DAVENPORT - Associated Press Writer
    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Two of the three Democrats who want to be South Carolina's next governor would use tax increases to help ease a looming budget crisis. The third says the fix is simple: Simply allow video poker to return and tax it.State Sen. Robert Ford says he wants to fix the budget with gambling. State Education Superintendent Jim Rex and state Sen. Vincent Sheheen say the state should consider tax increases such as raising the sales tax cap on cars.The three candidates in the June 8 primary want a chance to replace term-limited Gov. Mark Sanford. Four Republicans are...
  • Taking feminism back: Sarah Palin endorses Nikki Haley for SC governor

    05/16/2010 3:17:18 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 21 replies · 1,003+ views
    HotAir ^ | Sunday May 16, 2010 | Lori Ziganto
    Today, in Columbia, South Carolina, two of the women who are showing America what real feminism is, will appear together, at which time Sarah Palin will officially endorse Nikki Haley for South Carolina Governor. I had the honor of meeting Nikki Haley, and hearing her speak, in Atlanta at the Red State Gathering last Summer. She’s even more impressive in person than she is on paper (or web). She was one of several women, including Liz Cheney whom I also adore, who spoke at that event, each as impressive as the next. All smart as whips, charismatic, charming, quick, impassioned,...
  • GOP SC First District Candidates [FREEPER Katherine JENERETTE] Blast Kennedy Shrine

    04/23/2010 3:48:00 PM PDT · by kjenerette · 12 replies · 497+ views
    FITS News Unfair - Imbalanced ^ | April 22, 2010 | Sic Willie
    GOP SC First District Candidates [FREEPER JENERETTE] Blast Kennedy Shrine "I don’t know of any taxpayer-paid shrine or mausoleum to any politician in Massachusetts or South Carolina that can stop an RPG or IED or an AK-47 round in Iraq or Afghanistan,” said Jenerette, a veteran of the Persian Gulf War and a former U.S. Congressional Aide. By fitsnews • on April 22, 2010By FITSNews South Carolina || Our two favorite candidates in the crowded race to replace U.S. Rep. Henry Brown (RINO-Hanahan) have teamed up to criticize a particularly egregious example of Washington’s failure to prioritize spending.Military mom/ Tea...
  • SarahPAC targets South Carolina's Spratt

    03/25/2010 11:28:11 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 13 replies · 390+ views
    Charlotte Observer Campaign Tracker ^ | March 24, 2010 | Jim Morrill
    John Spratt is in Sarah Palin's cross-hairs. The S.C. Democrat is one of 20 congressmen -- and the only one from the Carolinas -- whose seats Palin's SarahPAC is targeting after Sunday's health care vote. Spratt, of York, has survived 14 terms in a district that's consistently gone Republican in presidential races. Two years ago he got 62 percent of the vote while John McCain was getting 53 percent. "We’re paying particular attention to those House members who voted in favor of Obamacare and represent districts that Senator John McCain and I carried during the 2008 election," Palin wrote on...
  • You know Rubio and DeVore, now meet Mulvaney.

    03/06/2010 5:35:36 AM PST · by Palmetto Patriot · 9 replies · 361+ views
    Red State ^ | Mar. 5, 2010 | Ben Howe
    With national attention being placed on spending, healthcare “reform” and jobs, it’s easy to forget that, as Tip O’neill said, “All politics is local.” With this in mind, I reached out to the Republican candidate for the 5th Congressional District in SC, Michael (Mick) Mulvaney. Currently Mulvaney is a state senator, but he now seeks national office, and, more specifically, the seat of Rep. John Spratt (D). Unseating Rep. Spratt will be no easy task. He’s a 14-term incumbent and Chairman of the Budget Finance Committee. In spite of this, Time Magazine named Sen. Mulvaney’s campaign to be of the...
  • Draft Sarah Palin for VP Founder Adam Brickley gives nod to Katherine Jenerette, US Congress

    02/21/2010 9:01:41 PM PST · by kjenerette · 5 replies · 469+ views
    RACE 4 2012 - CPAC Coverage ^ | February 20, 2010 | Adam Brickley
    Another to Watch: Katherine Jenerette for Congress (SC-1) A lot of congressional candidates have made the rounds here at the CPAC bloggers lounge – some decent, some nutty, some with a chance, some with no chance in hell. Of those – a few have really impressed me – and we can add Katherine Jenerette of South Carolina to that list. Jenerette, a veteran and paratrooper in the Army Reserve, has a tough race in the GOP Primary to succeed retiring Rep. Henry Brown. Among her opponents are Paul Thurmond,  the youngest son of Strom Thurmond, and and Caroll Campbell III, the son of former...
  • Tea partiers pull back from alliance with South Carolina’s Republican Party

    02/13/2010 7:59:34 AM PST · by kingattax · 12 replies · 450+ views
    Politico ^ | 2/12/10 | ANDY BARR
    The alliance between the South Carolina Republican Party and the state’s tea party organizations seems to have lasted less than a week, as grassroots groups chafed at the idea of being absorbed into the party apparatus. The partnership announced Monday by state GOP Chairwoman Karen Floyd and Harry Kibler of the Upstate Coalition of Conservative Organizations, an umbrella group of tea party organizations, was intended to create liaisons between the state party and the grass roots and help the two work together to elect more conservative Republicans. “This agreement is a start,” Kibler said Monday. “Having our groups work together...
  • PPP SC-5: Spratt (D) 46% Mulvaney (R) 39%

    01/27/2010 4:18:03 PM PST · by MitchellC · 16 replies · 793+ views
    Taken Jan. 22-24, 600 voters, margin of error +/-4%. Q1 Do you approve or disapprove of President Barack Obama's job performance? If you approve, press 1. If you disapprove, press 2. If you're not sure, press 3. Approve 46% Disapprove 49% Not Sure 5% Q2 Do you approve or disapprove of Congressman John Spratt’s job performance? If you approve, press 1. If you disapprove, press 2. If you’re not sure, press 3. Approve 41% Disapprove 42% Not Sure 18% Q3 Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Mick Mulvaney? If favorable, press 1. If unfavorable, press 2. If...
  • GOP sets sights on powerful budget chairman (John Spratt, SC-5)

    01/25/2010 11:56:04 AM PST · by MitchellC · 12 replies · 597+ views
    CNN ^ | January 25, 2010 | Mark Preston
    Washington (CNN) – National Republicans will begin airing a new 30 second commercial this week in Rep. John Spratt's congressional district, criticizing the South Carolina Democrat for his role as House Budget Committee chairman. The National Republican Congressional Committee is airing the political ad with the hope of pressuring Spratt to choose retirement over running for a 15th term to the House.
  • SOUTH CAROLINA ELECTION CENTRALL

    01/14/2010 7:55:44 PM PST · by MestaMachine · 39 replies · 1,260+ views
    January 14, 2010 | MestaMachine
    SOUTH CAROLINA ELECTION CENTRAL If we are going to make a difference in the upcoming election, we need to KNOW the candidates. Please post the names of ALL your Congressional candidates on this thread along with any and all information available. We need names, positions, platforms, news articles, statements, pictures. We need to separate the RINOS from the Conservatives, and most of all, we need to get the liberals of either party OUT!We can do this if you help. I have started this thread. All you have to do is contribute a little time and a little research. Help...
  • Group saying they've "had enough" rallies at State House

    01/09/2010 6:34:01 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 27 replies · 1,192+ views
    WIS TV ^ | JANUARY 9, 2010 | N/A
    COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Political ralliers who want to kick current lawmakers out of office out gathered on the State House steps Saturday afternoon. The Americans Have Had Enough Coalition with 26 other organizations put on a "South Carolina Rally for Freedom" from 1-3:00pm Saturday at the state capitol. The organization is trying to oust incumbents. They say currently there is too much "backdoor deal-making" among South Carolina lawmakers. They are recruiting candidates to try and defeat a number of current lawmakers.
  • Republican Congressman Henry Brown is expected to announce his retirement this morning.

    01/04/2010 6:41:47 AM PST · by Salo · 43 replies · 2,207+ views
    The Newsless Courier ^ | 01/04/2010 | Staff Report
    Rep. Henry Brown expected to announce retirement today Staff report Monday, January 4, 2010 Republican Congressman Henry Brown is expected to announce his retirement this morning. Brown will release a statement at 10:15 a.m., according to his longtime political consultant, Rod Shealy. Columbia-based blog, The Palmetto Scoop, first reported the news this morning.
  • Henry Brown retiring

    01/04/2010 11:18:16 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies · 618+ views
    politico.com ^ | Jan. 4, 2010 | Jonathan Martin
    Rep. Henry Brown, a five-term South Carolina Republican from a conservative-leaning district, has told associates he will his announce his retirement Monday, POLITICO has learned. He will be making his announcement at a press conference tomorrow afternoon back in his coastal Carolina district. Brown survived a closer-than-expected reelection in 2008 and was already facing a primary challenge from Carroll Campbell III, the son of the former GOP governor and congressman. But a source close to Brown said that the congressman, who previously served in the state House, was not being chased off. ”He’s simply ready to retire after 25 years...
  • Interview with Mick Mulvaney, challenger to John Spratt, SC-5 [R+7] (Audio)

    12/30/2009 6:26:41 PM PST · by MitchellC · 4 replies · 350+ views
    WRHI 1340 ^ | December 23, 2009 | WRHI 1340
    Link to WRHI website with Audio (30 minutes)State Senator Mick Mulvaney (R) discusses his upcoming candidacy for South Carolina's 5th Congressional District. Mulvaney discusses the reason he's decided to challenge 27-year veteran Democrat Rep. John Spratt, the logistics of the race and campaign organization, his chances, the possibility (likelihood) that Spratt will go negative (like he did in 2006), etc. One rumor that Mulvaney squashes here is that Ralph Norman will run against him in the primary. Mick Mulvaney for Congress Dump Spratt
  • Spratt Gets A Real Opponent Next Year

    11/18/2009 4:21:28 PM PST · by SamInTheSouth · 2 replies · 383+ views
    DumpSpratt.com ^ | 11/15/09 | Sam
    For 27 years Congressman John Spratt has gone to D.C. and cast thousands of votes on behalf of the people of upstate South Carolina. There may have been a time when Mr. Spratt’s representation reflected the values of this district, but that certainly isn’t today. The Fifth has changed over the years, but Congressman Spratt has not. Communities such as Rock Hill, Fort Mill, and other parts of the district have been overflowing with folks from Charlotte and even other parts of the nation seeking the benefits of an area shaped and nurtured on typical middle class American values: low...
  • Two New Polls Show Graham Tanking (Goodbye Lindsey!)

    11/16/2009 5:04:18 AM PST · by AKSurprise · 92 replies · 3,432+ views
    Fitsnews ^ | 11/14/09 | Fitsnews
    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham’s public support is collapsing in South Carolina – driven by a wholesale revolt among the GOP electorate and a steady erosion of his support amongst independents. Already consistently loathed by a solid third of GOP voters, Graham’s recent leftward bent – including his co-authoring of a controversia"Cap & Tax" proposal supported by President Barack Obama and liberal Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) – has him locked in a "terminal free fall," according one prominent Republican consultant. "A chunk of the GOP has always detested him but in the last month a dam has broken," said the consultant,...
  • SC 2010: Romney to raise cash for DeMint

    10/20/2009 1:12:10 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies · 1,168+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2009-10-20 | Chris Cillizza
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) will appear as the special guest at a fundraiser next week to benefit South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint's 2010 re-election, according to a copy of the invitation obtained by the Fix. The event, which will be held on Monday in Charleston at the home of Sheila and Bill Prezzano, features a number of power players in Palmetto State politics including money men Dick Coen, Bill Hewitt and O.L. Thompson as well as former Gov. Jim Edwards, former Rep. Tommy Hartnett and Republican National Committeewoman Cindy Costa. Hosts for the event are expected to donate...
  • US Sen. DeMint announces SC re-election bid

    10/12/2009 3:54:30 PM PDT · by pissant · 13 replies · 547+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 10/12/09 | Jim Davenport
    COLUMBIA, S.C. U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint launched a bid for a second term Monday with no GOP primary opponent, $2.8 million in hand and a growing national profile. But he'll likely need the cash since his profile has grown as he famously said Republicans can make the national health care overhaul debate a Waterloo for President Barack Obama.
  • SC 2010: Inglis breaks from the pack [backs cap-and-tax, attacks Beck] [Graham endorses] [RINO?]

    09/27/2009 11:09:07 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 23 replies · 1,984+ views
    McClatchy / The State, Columbia, SC ^ | 2009-09-28 | James Rosen
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis is paying the price for independent thinking. Inglis, a Travelers Rest Republican, might have been the only Republican lawmaker in the country booed lustily by his own constituents at town hall meetings last month.Inglis was shouted down when he asked listeners why they're afraid of President Barack Obama - and then suggested they stop watching conservative TV commentator Glenn Beck."He's trading on fear," Inglis advised one group, setting off loud catcalls. Despite a broadly conservative voting record, Inglis has angered many GOP activists with his contrarian stands on a handful of high-profile issues. In...
  • Joe Wilson's War

    09/14/2009 6:01:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 2,125+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 14, 2009
    Discourse: The reaction to the congressman's outburst shows what happens when you judge this president by the content of his character. In a post-racial presidency, charges of racism are the new last refuge of scoundrels.When Joe Wilson, the decorum-challenged South Carolina Republican, reacted to President Obama's assertion that there was nothing in health care legislation giving coverage to illegal aliens by shouting "You lie!" he knew, as his critics ignore, that there was nothing requiring proof of citizenship either. A nonpartisan Congressional Research Service study found that the House health care bill at that moment did not restrict illegal immigrants...
  • Wilson passes opponent with $1 million in fundraising

    09/13/2009 8:32:15 AM PDT · by hope · 22 replies · 832+ views
    Politico ^ | 9-13-09
    A source on Rep. Joe Wilson's campaign says his fundraising has broken $1 million -- and surpassed that of his Democratic rival, Rob Miller -- since his outburst of "You lie!" during President Obama's address to Congress Wednesday. The source said Wilson's current tally is $1,005,021 from 18,859 donations amid a high-profile campaign on the Drudge Report and elsewhere telling conservatives that Wilson is "under attack" for his willingness to take on Obama.
  • Fund-raising battle over Joe Wilson seat

    09/12/2009 9:07:51 PM PDT · by Scanian · 30 replies · 1,552+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | September 12, 2009 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons
    Currently, leftists have reportedly generated $1 million in donations for Rep. Joe Wilson's opponent last time, Rob Miller. Wilson, for his part has reaped about $750k. But there is a big difference beneath the surface: : Kos and DCCC immediately organized fundraising against Wilson. Wilson's $ is based on his own appeal and spontaneous contributors. From Paul Kane of the WaPo:
  • Source: Wilson breaks $1 million

    09/12/2009 3:34:00 PM PDT · by BAW · 18 replies · 1,091+ views
    Politico ^ | Sep 12, 2009 | Bem Smith
    A source on Rep. Joe Wilson's campaign says his fundraising has broken $1 million -- and surpassed that of his Democratic rival, Rob Miller -- since his outburst of "You lie!" during President Obama's address to Congress Wednesday. The source said Wilson's current tally is $1,005,021 from 18,859 donations amid a high-profile campaign on the Drudge Report and elsewhere telling conservatives that Wilson is "under attack" for his willingness to take on Obama. Wilson, who initially apologized for his words, is now riding a reaction that has surpassed the liberal backlash to his words: Miller has raised less than $900,000,...
  • It pays (and saves) to tell the truth.

    09/12/2009 5:15:37 PM PDT · by conservativefunhouse · 2 replies · 452+ views
    The Conservative Fun House ^ | 9/12/09 | James Wright
    It Pays to tell the truth, but it REALLY pays (and saves as we will see later) to accurately point out when others are not. Enter stage RIGHT Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina who has recently broken the 1 million dollar mark in fundraising. Wilson campaign: Fundraising breaks $1 million, passes Miller The out pouring of support comes on the heels of one of the most "despicable, disrespectful and disgraceful" acts ever committed by an individual, anywhere at anytime. WARNING the video below contains graphic language and is not suitable for enlightened, science based, stage two thinkers:
  • Wilson campaign: Fundraising breaks $1 million, passes Miller

    09/12/2009 1:39:27 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 76 replies · 4,796+ views
    Politico ^ | 09/12/09 | Ben Smith
    A source on Rep. Joe Wilson's campaign says his fundraising has broken $1 million -- and surpassed that of his Democratic rival, Rob Miller -- since his outburst of "You lie!" during President Obama's address to Congress Wednesday. ---Snip--- Still, Wilson's success -- despite having been criticized by Republican leaders -- represents the power of the conservative grassroots to reward politicians who confront the White House in the sharpest terms.
  • Wilson’s Fundraising Tops $700,000 After Outburst

    09/11/2009 2:59:36 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 97 replies · 6,973+ views
    Roll Call ^ | 09/11/09 | John McArdle
    In the wake of the controversy Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) sparked by shouting “You lie!”....
  • Heckle Generates Dollars On Both Sides (Joe Wilson has raised $700,000+ since outburst)

    09/11/2009 2:58:40 PM PDT · by MitchellC · 55 replies · 2,715+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | September 11, 2009 | Emily Cadei
    Liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org is jumping on the Rob Miller fundraising bandwagon, 36 hours after Miller's 2010 opponent, Rep. Joe Wilson, yelled "You lie!" at President Obama. Miller, a Democrat working on a rematch, has raised more than $750,000 since then, and MoveOn.org sent an e-mail to supporters Friday asking them to help put the challenger campaign over the $1 million mark. A spokesman for Wilson says he's had a post-ouburst fundraising boost as well, that has topped $700,000. Wilson posted a video on his campaign Web site, where he also describes himself as sorry only up to a point:...
  • Who is Rob Miller?

    09/11/2009 7:19:44 AM PDT · by steve-b · 27 replies · 1,355+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 9/10/09 | David Phillips
    Last night during President Obama's speech to the nation on health care reform from the floor of congress, a heckler or child depending on who you ask, yelled out "you lie" as President Obama was talking about illegal aliens not included in health care reform. Representative Joe Wilson (R-SC) is responsible for the shout-out and the destiny's of at least two politicians were set in motion. The first being Rep. Wilson, right after the speech he received criticism from not only the left, but from the right as well. Senator Jon McCain (R-AZ) during an interview with CNN after the...
  • Liberal Nutroots Donates Over $330,000 For Joe Wilson's Opponent in Just 15 hours

    09/10/2009 11:20:15 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 60 replies · 2,474+ views
    TCRLAF | 9-10-09 | TCRLAF
    As we all know, Joe Wilson spoke FOR US last night.... And that can just not be allowed, he must be DESTROYED. 9,000 Individual Contributors have sent money to his opponent, Rob Miller, in the last 15 hours, via just ONE website, ActBlue. 3,846 KOS KLOWNS have donated over $135,000 ALONE. Could Freepers donate that kind of money to a single candidate in the same amount of time?? We have NOTHING that even comes close to competing with this, and this should serve as a MASSIVE wakeup call for us, to get it together, FAST... ActBlue cleared FIFTY MILLION DOLLARS...