Former Massachusetts governor and Republican Presidential nominee to speak on Friday.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Monday, November 12, 2012
Whatever problems exist with the Republican Party that was just soundly defeated, they are largely absent from the GOP in South Carolina.
On Tuesday night at then-candidate Katrina Shealy’s victory party at the Wingate Hotel in Lexington, the celebration was somewhat tempered. As it became clear that Shealy would oust Jake Knotts and ascend to the State Senate, it became equally clear that Barack Obama would be re-elected President of the United States. Like many in attendance, one man scowled at the television screen, unable to process the prospect of another four years with Obama as President. He finally said, ”country’s screwed” and chugged his drink. Next to him, another Republican was more circumspect, hands on his hips, as if speaking in a classroom. “Maybe. But we don’t have to be…we can’t talk to voters like they’re the enemy. You can’t insult someone and expect them…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Should the Republican Party stick to its guns, focus less on social issues, compromise more or something else?
Even while votes were still pouring in across the Midwest, West and Richland County, the pundits were already asking: What's next for the Republican Party. The "experts" on both Fox News and NBC were asking guests and other "experts" to predict what would happen to the GOP in the wake of a looming loss by Mitt Romney. One that ended up occuring in a rout. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was already questioning the party's "hard-ass" stance before the election, in an article in Politico earlier this week that was posing tough questions for the future of the Republican Party. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas said it was time for a Republican Party "recalibration." What do you think? Should the party get softer? Or harder? Who is the face of …
Haley-endorsed Romney handed resounding defeat.
Following Tuesday's election results Gov. Nikki Haley released the following statement: “First, Michael and I want to offer our congratulations to Mitt and Ann Romney – two wonderful people filled with grace, strength and love of country, and two people we are proud to call our friends. They ran a campaign that offered a vision of America that is strong, prosperous and free, and inspired millions of Americans in the process. We all owe them a debt of gratitude for their service. “Second, we congratulate President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on their hard-fought and hard-earned re-election. Since the day he was sworn into office back in 2009, we have hoped and prayed for President Obama’s success as, more than anything, we …
Cities of Charleston and North Charleston go for President; Romney takes East Cooper, the Battery and Kiawah.
It was a larger victory in 2008, but President Barack Obama still won a majority of the votes in Charleston County on Tuesday. Obama had 73,593 votes to Mitt Romney's 68,694 votes. The map of precinct results shows where his voters came from: areas of Charleston and North Charleston. And it shows where he struggled to find support: residents with beachfront, riverfront or harbor view addresses, as well as affluent areas of Mount Pleasant. Any results surprise you? Let us know in the comments.
The former governor lost the race for the White House, but gained more than 54 percent of South Carolina's votes.
Former governor and Republican nominee for president Mitt Romney lost the race for the White House by a landslide — based on electoral votes. But in the popular vote, President Barack Obama narrowly won, 50-48, according to the latest figures. And Romney dominated nearly every Southern state, including South Carolina, where the GOP took more than 54 percent of the vote. The heaviest Republican voting for president took place in Pickens, Oconee, Lexington and Anderson counties, where 65 percent of more of the votes were cast for Romney. The only large counties that supported Obama were Richland, Charleston, Sumter and Orangeburg counties. See how your county voted below.
Constitutional Amendment passes; Haley's endorsees have mixed results.
Barack Obama was re-elected to a second term as 44th President of the United States on Tuesday. Obama defeated former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney by 332-206 in the Electoral College and by 1.7 million total votes, 56.7 to 55. Obama captured every state he won in 2008 except for Indiana and North Carolina. South Carolina easily went to Romney, one of the first states to go into his column. ---------- All six of South Carolina's Congressmen won re-election. Tim Scott (R-1), Jeff Duncan (R-3), Trey Gowdy (R-4) all won with 60 percent (or more) of the vote. Joe Wilson (R-2) and James Clyburn (D-6) ran unopposed. Mick Mulvaney (R-2) won his race over Joyce Knott 55-45 percent. The first occupant of the seat…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and surges …
Voters in South Carolina on Tuesday cast their ballot for Mitt Romney, giving him the state's 9 Electoral votes.
Mitt Romney won South Carolina’s nine electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Democrat Barack Obama. Despite the fact that hundreds are still waiting to vote in Richland County, which has been beset by delays all day, South Carolina has been called by NBC, ABC and NPR. As results come in on South Carolina's seven congressional seats and the amendment to put the governor and lieutenant governor on the same ballot, follow those results here. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Republican candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race three out of five times. Romney and Obama did not campaign aggressively in South Carolina. The state has typically been a Republican stronghold in …
Tracking the Presidential and congressional races.
Updated results: If you don't see election results above, or you're on a mobile device, click here for results. 8:15 a.m.: SC Influential Conservatives Say Romney Won Ground Game Former Gov. Mitt Romney won the South Carolina ground game on the way to the presidency, said participants in our final Red Palmetto survey of nearly 100 influential conservatives across South Carolina. Of the 30 conservatives who responded to our final poll, 63.3 percent said Romney "by a wide margin" had the best ground game. And 46.7 percent said Romney had the better media/advertising effort in the state. But convincing undecideds, which lis a goal of large advertising buys and compelling efforts on the ground, is not an important piece of winning South …