First on CNN: O’Malley to campaign for Sheheen in South Carolina
May 6th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
4 months ago

First on CNN: O’Malley to campaign for Sheheen in South Carolina

Washington (CNN) — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who has not been coy about his interest in a 2016 White House bid, is showing up in the early primary state of South Carolina on Friday to campaign with Vincent Sheheen, the Democratic Party’s nominee for governor this year.

O’Malley will join Sheheen for an afternoon meet-and-greet at The Alley, a restaurant in downtown Charleston, sources familiar with the planning told CNN.

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Filed under: Joe Biden • Martin O'Malley • South Carolina • Vincent Sheheen
Update: Democrats eye February for 2016 kick-off
May 2nd, 2014
04:10 PM ET
4 months ago

Update: Democrats eye February for 2016 kick-off

Washington (CNN) – The first votes cast in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination would take place in February 2016, according to a proposal that cleared a major hurdle Friday at a Democratic National Committee meeting here in the nation’s capital.

The proposed nominating calendar would have the Iowa caucuses take place on February 1, New Hampshire primary on February 9, Nevada caucuses on February 20 and the South Carolina primary on February 27. All other states would have to wait until March 1 to hold a caucus or primary and be required to do so no later than June 14.
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Filed under: 2016 • DNC • Iowa • Nevada • New Hampshire • Primary Calendar • South Carolina
First on CNN: Democrats eye February for 2016 kick-off
May 2nd, 2014
10:44 AM ET
4 months ago

First on CNN: Democrats eye February for 2016 kick-off

Washington (CNN) – The first votes cast in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination would take place in February 2016, according to a draft proposal under consideration by the Democratic National Committee.

The proposed nominating calendar would have the Iowa caucuses take place on February 1, New Hampshire primary on February 9, Nevada caucuses on February 20 and the South Carolina primary on February 27, according to the proposal provided to CNN by a source, who asked not to be named. All other states would have to wait until March 1 to hold a caucus or primary.

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Filed under: 2016 • DNC • Iowa • Nevada • New Hampshire • South Carolina
A new player steps into South Carolina governor's race
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, shown here at the 2012 Republican National Convention, is a GOP star but Tom Ervin calls her "a disaster."
April 22nd, 2014
09:15 AM ET
4 months ago

A new player steps into South Carolina governor's race

Anderson, South Carolina (CNN) – South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is one of the GOP's brightest stars, a 42-year-old Indian-American, a dynamo fundraiser and a favorite of national Republicans eager to showcase diversity in their ranks.

Haley's road to re-election this November has looked smooth of late, thanks to Obamacare's unpopularity in South Carolina, a shrinking unemployment rate and the cautious approach of her Democratic challenger, state Sen. Vincent Sheheen.

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Filed under: 2014 • Nikki Haley • South Carolina
Biden to South Carolina for commencement address
April 9th, 2014
04:18 PM ET
4 months ago

Biden to South Carolina for commencement address

(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden will deliver the commence address next month at the University of South Carolina.

The Vice President's speech at the May 9th ceremony, announced Wednesday by the school, is sure to spark more speculation about a Biden bid for the White House in 2016, as South Carolina holds the first southern contest in the presidential primary and caucus calendar.

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Filed under: 2016 • South Carolina • Vice President Biden
First on CNN: Santorum South Carolina bound
April 9th, 2014
12:01 AM ET
4 months ago

First on CNN: Santorum South Carolina bound

(CNN) - As he seriously considers a second bid for the White House, Rick Santorum will spend three days next week in South Carolina, the state that holds the first southern contest in the presidential primary and caucus calendar.

CNN has learned that the 2012 GOP presidential candidate and former senator from Pennsylvania will be in the Palmetto State from April 13-15 for fundraising events and meetings with Republicans.

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Filed under: 2016 • Rick Santorum • South Carolina
First on CNN: Jindal to headline South Carolina GOP convention
April 8th, 2014
05:00 AM ET
5 months ago

First on CNN: Jindal to headline South Carolina GOP convention

Washington (CNN) – Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will headline the South Carolina Republican Party’s Silver Elephant Dinner, a major GOP fundraising event in the early primary state that doubles as a must-do stopover for ambitious politicians with an eye on the White House.

Jindal will address the banquet, the finale of the state GOP’s annual convention in Columbia, on June 6.

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Filed under: 2016 • Bobby Jindal • Republican Party • South Carolina
First on CNN: Graham opponent has impressive fundraising haul
April 8th, 2014
12:01 AM ET
5 months ago

First on CNN: Graham opponent has impressive fundraising haul

Washington (CNN) – Could Sen. Lindsey Graham finally have a credible primary challenger in South Carolina?

Det Bowers, a politically-connected Columbia pastor, collected over $417,000 in the two months since he made a late entry into the GOP Senate primary in February, a source close to the first-time candidate told CNN.

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Filed under: 2014 • Lindsey Graham • Senate • Senate Primaries • Senate Republicans • South Carolina
Scarborough talks 2016 race in South Carolina
April 1st, 2014
08:32 PM ET
5 months ago

Scarborough talks 2016 race in South Carolina

Washington (CNN) - Joe Scarborough, the MSNBC host who has flirted with the possibility of running for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, offered a candid assessment of the potential White House field during a closed-door session Tuesday with South Carolina Republicans.

Scarborough made the quiet, last minute trip to South Carolina, an early primary state, to address a weekly luncheon held by Republican legislators and to promote his new book about the future of the GOP.

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Filed under: 2016 • Republican Party • South Carolina
March 13th, 2014
03:58 PM ET
5 months ago

Graham offers to 'help' Kerry deal with Boehner

Washington (CNN) - GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was caught Thursday on an open microphone offering to help the Obama administration try to convince House Speaker John Boehner to support the Senate's Ukraine assistance bill.

The moment happened as Secretary of State John Kerry wrapped up testimony in front of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Graham walked over to the witness table, leaned over to talk to Kerry and was heard on a live mic saying "Hey John, good job! Let me know what I can do to help you with Boehner."

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Filed under: John Kerry • Lindsey Graham • Senate • South Carolina • Ukraine
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