August 4th, 2013
11:46 AM ET
9 months ago

Responding to new challenger, Graham vows to be like Ronald Reagan

(CNN) - Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who's up for election to a third term next year, talked about his conservative credentials Sunday, one day after he got another challenger from the right in the 2014 Republican primary for his seat.

"I will continue to be Lindsey Graham, a solid fiscal and social conservative who wants to solve problems. I think that's the future of the Republican Party," he said on CNN's "State of the Union."
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Filed under: 2014 • Lindsey Graham • South Carolina • TV-State of the Union
First on CNN: Trio of 2016 Republicans heading to South Carolina
August 1st, 2013
06:00 AM ET
9 months ago

First on CNN: Trio of 2016 Republicans heading to South Carolina

Washington (CNN) – Three prominent Republican governors thought to have designs on the White House will descend on the early primary state of South Carolina later this month to raise money for Gov. Nikki Haley, who is bracing for what could be a tough re-election fight next year.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Texas Gov. Rick Perry will appear as "special guests" at an Aug. 26 fundraiser for Haley in Greenville, according to a copy of an invitation to the event obtained by CNN.
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Filed under: 2016 • Bobby Jindal • Nikki Haley • Rick Perry • Scott Walker • South Carolina
Gov. Haley makes rare public disclosure
July 9th, 2013
12:33 PM ET
9 months ago

Gov. Haley makes rare public disclosure

(CNN) – In a rare moment on Monday, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley shared publicly her experience being abused as a child.

Speaking at a press conference in Greenville on the state's efforts to combat child abuse, the Republican governor relayed her story, saying violence against children can happen in any community.
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Filed under: Nikki Haley • South Carolina
In South Carolina, Paul seeks common ground among GOP
June 28th, 2013
09:51 PM ET
10 months ago

In South Carolina, Paul seeks common ground among GOP

(CNN) - Making his political debut in the early presidential primary state of South Carolina, Sen. Rand Paul on Friday leveled blows against the Obama administration and sought to fuse some of his libertarian-leaning positions with the wider Republican Party platform.

The first-term senator from Kentucky, who’s considering a White House bid, addressed his criticism of Guantanamo Bay, the government’s surveillance programs and his proposals to cut defense spending–three topics that fall out of line with mainstream Republicans.
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Filed under: 2016 • Rand Paul • South Carolina
Youngest state GOP chairman looks to appeal to 'buffet generation'
June 19th, 2013
03:00 PM ET
10 months ago

Youngest state GOP chairman looks to appeal to 'buffet generation'

Washington (CNN) - When the chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party abruptly resigned two weeks ago to take a new job in Washington, GOP activists appointed Matt Moore, the party's former executive director, to replace their leader.

Moore earned another distinction in the process. The boyish-looking 31-year-old is now the youngest state party chairman in the country, in either party.

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Filed under: Republicans • South Carolina
First on CNN: Republican Party to step up outreach to evangelicals
June 8th, 2013
02:02 PM ET
10 months ago

First on CNN: Republican Party to step up outreach to evangelicals

(CNN) – The Republican National Committee has brought on a director of evangelical outreach to massage the party's complicated relationship with religious conservatives, GOP sources told CNN on Saturday.

The party organization has hired Chad Connelly, a consultant and motivational speaker who, until this weekend, was the chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party.

Connelly resigned from that job Saturday and informed members of the state party's executive committee that he will be taking a job at the RNC.

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Filed under: RNC • South Carolina
Back to the future for Mark Sanford
May 15th, 2013
07:54 PM ET
11 months ago

Back to the future for Mark Sanford

Washington (CNN) – Mark Sanford is a member of Congress, again.

The former Republican governor of South Carolina, whose political career was left for dead along the Appalachian Trail after an extramarital affair, was sworn in Wednesday to the House of Representatives.
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Filed under: House • Mark Sanford • South Carolina
Sanford will no longer appear in court for trespassing
May 8th, 2013
04:23 PM ET
12 months ago

Sanford will no longer appear in court for trespassing

(CNN) – Mark Sanford, elected to the U.S. Congress Tuesday in South Carolina, will no longer be required to appear in court this week to face allegations he violated his divorce terms after trespassing at ex-wife Jenny's beach house.

A consent order from family court in Charleston County indicates the two parties reached an agreement ahead of the May 9 court date, under which Sanford admitted "that he is in contempt for this and previous instances of trespassing upon plaintiff's property."
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Filed under: Mark Sanford • South Carolina
May 8th, 2013
08:46 AM ET
12 months ago

5 things we learned from Sanford's win

Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) – Mark Sanford is heading back to Washington after detours along the Appalachian Trail and Argentina.

The former South Carolina governor finished his second term in office three years ago with his political career dead in the water thanks to a well-publicized extra-marital affair and ethics violations. But he came away Tuesday with a victory over Democratic opponent Elizabeth Colbert Busch in the special election for a vacant House seat in the Palmetto State's 1st Congressional District - the same seat he once held.

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Filed under: House • Mark Sanford • South Carolina
May 7th, 2013
11:15 PM ET
12 months ago

Sanford completes political comeback in South Carolina race

Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - Mark Sanford is living proof that life is full of second chances.

The former Republican governor of South Carolina, whose political career was left for dead along the Appalachian Trail after an extramarital affair, asked for, and Tuesday received, political redemption as he won a special election to fill a vacant House seat that he once occupied.

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Filed under: Mark Sanford • South Carolina
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