Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Greenwood supporter inspired 'fired up' chant that's been campaign staple since 2007.
President Barack Obama's final campaign speech ended with the story of Edith Childs, a Greenwood, S.C., resident who inspired a popular campaign slogan that has followed Obama for nearly five years. Childs was one of just 20 or so folks at a 2007 Obama rally in rural South Carolina. When the crowd seemed less than enthused to meet then-U.S. Senator Barack Obama, Childs yelled out "Fired Up! Ready to Go!" Since then, the chant has become a staple at Obama rallies all across the country, and it has fueled small-time fame for Childs, who has been using the chant since her days as a NAACP civil rights worker. "She became a celebrity. She was written up in the Wall Street Journal," Obama told the crowd. She has also traveled to the White House …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Find out by searching our interactive campaign contribution database.
Picking a candidate to support is a hugely personal and private decision for most. But not if you've contributed to a presidential campaign. To get a glimpse into your neighbors' plans come election day, Patch has created an interactive database so you can see how much your neighbors are donating to the presidential campaign — and to which candidate they’re writing their checks. We’ve included communities across South Carolina, so if you want to see what the campaign contributions in nearby towns are like, go right ahead. Note: The information in the database was downloaded from the Federal Election Commission’s website. The data is based on quarterly reports, and is current through October.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Here are details on Thursday's debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The first and only vice presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan is set for 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Are you gathering to watch the Debate in and around the Columbia area? Tell us where in the comments section below. Below is more detailed information on Thursday night's debate, as well as the schedule for upcoming debates, all of which are presented by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD): …
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Sullivan, if he beats incumbent Joe McEachern, could become the youngest-serving member in the General Assembly.
With no Republican opposition to face in November, the winner of the House District 77 Democratic primary on Tuesday will likely assume the office. The race pits incumbent Joe McEachern against upstart politician Chris Sullivan, who at 21 would become the General Assembly's youngest member. District 77 largely covers the North Columbia area, including much of Blythewood, parts of Spring Valley, the Providence Hospital Northeast area, and surrounding low-income urban developments. Name: Chris Sullivan Age: 21 Occupation: Resigned from the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce to run for office. Prior experience (political/civil/etc): Awards: Youngest recipient of the Mayor’s Key to the City (Columbia, SC)DECA Golden Award of Excellence (…
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Five Republican candidates from across the state will undergo hearings today to determine if they have a right to be on the ballot for upcoming races.
A handful of candidates from across the state today are attempting to appeal to the state GOP party that they should be included on upcoming election ballots. Four candidates are protesting decertifications stemming from the recent state Supreme Court decision that would keep them off the June 12 party primary ballot. Among those appealing is Senate District 23 candidate Katrina Shealy from Lexington, who before the decision was slated to challenge incumbent Sen. Jake Knotts for the Republican nomination to seek the state's Senate District 23 seat. Other aggrieved candidates include Dennis DiSabato, Jr., a House District 56 candidate in Horry County; Aiken County Auditor candidate Jason Goings; and, Senate District 25 candidate John …
Friday, May 4, 2012
Today voters will learn who will be on and off next month's party primary ballots.
Upwards of 50 candidates in Lexington and Richland counties could learn today they will be off next month's party primary ballots in the wake of Wednesday's state Supreme Court ruling. About two-thirds of those candidates are expected to be in Lexington County, according to The State. The court has given the state's Democratic and Republican parties until noon to list the affected candidates. In its ruling, the court said that candidates who failed to properly file required economic interest forms must be removed from the June 12 party primary ballots per state law. As many as 100 candidates, most likely all challengers, could be affected statewide. Some political experts believe the number could be much higher. The state election …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
More than 100 candidates in June primary races across the state could be removed from the ballot after Wednesday's S.C. Supreme Court ruling.
This story has been updated to provide language from the Supreme Court ruling and campaign comment. The path to the S.C. Statehouse and county-wide offices just got a lot easier for dozens of candidates across South Carolina. And for dozens of others, it just became impossible — at least in 2012 and at least as members of their own party. Read the ruling here. The S.C. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that candidates who did not file Statement of Economic Interest forms along with their Statement of Intention of Candidacy forms by the required deadline cannot appear on the June party primary ballots. The case brought by two Lexington County voters was designed to affect only a few races in Lexington County, but the justices said …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
After hearing arguments Tuesday, the state Supreme Court is now considering a lawsuit that could drastically alter political races across South Carolina.
In the next few days, the state Supreme Court could determine whether more than 100 candidates for state and county offices will be forced off ballots in the June 12 party primaries. The high court on Tuesday heard arguments in a lawsuit with far-reaching implications for scores of candidates statewide who are challenging incumbents for their House and Senate seats, and numerous countywide offices as well. The lawsuit, brought by two Lexington County men, argues that challengers statewide and from both major parties, failed to follow state election laws in declaring their candidacies. Specifically, the case argues that three Lexington pols failed to file financial disclosure forms as required, thus nullifying their candidacies and …
Monday, April 30, 2012
Lexington suit that suddenly threatens the races of dozens of state and local candidates across South Carolina goes before the state Supreme Court on Tuesday.
What started out as a lawsuit that could impact the races of a handful of Lexington County candidates running for state and local-level offices is now rippling throughout the entire state. At stake? Dozens of candidates (at least 83 so far) could see their names pulled from the June 12 party primary ballots on account that they failed to submit legally mandated financial disclosure forms within the required timeframe. This report from SCNOW lists many of the candidates who, so far, could see their names pulled from ballots. The state Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in the suit Tuesday morning in Columbia. The court meantime has ordered election officials to stop distributing ballots for the June primary until the matter is resolved…
Saturday, January 28, 2012
The biggest winners in last weekend’s S.C. Republican Primary may have been Leslie Gaines and Ruth Sherlock, whose firm was chosen by presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich to run his campaign in South Carolina.
- On The State
Saturday, January 28, 2012