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Sep 13, 2023

New Hampshire won’t block Trump from primary ballot

CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire’s top election official said Wednesday he will not invoke an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to block former President Donald Trump from appearing on ballots in the state, which will hold the first Republican presidential primary next year. Secretary of State David Scanlan said that under state law the name […]

Sep 5, 2023

GOP candidates search for a path against Trump in SC primary

ANDERSON — A microphone in hand, Sen. Tim Scott left the podium at a recent barbecue event in South Carolina and made his way through tables draped in red, white and blue as attendees finished plates of pulled pork and baked beans. As he talked about his campaign, Scott passed Casey DeSantis, the first lady […]

Jul 26, 2023

Ramaswamy to campaign at Summerville event

COLUMBIA — Biotech entrepreneur and Republican presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy is slated to headline a GOP fundraiser in South Carolina as he returns to campaigning in the first-in-the-South primary state. Ramaswamy will be the featured speaker at the third annual Dorchester County GOP’s Faith, Family & Freedom Dinner, scheduled for Aug. 19 in Summerville at […]

Jul 17, 2023

GOP presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy lists Senators Cruz, Lee as possible Supreme Court picks

Biotech entrepreneur and Republican presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy on Monday released a list of 16 people he’d nominate to the U.S. Supreme Court or federal appellate courts if he becomes president, making him the first in the party’s field to itemize his possible top judicial appointments. Ramaswamy’s list includes Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and […]

Jun 8, 2023

Judge weighs Missouri GOP dispute over estimated cost of allowing abortions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two top Republican state officials argued Wednesday over how much it would cost Missouri to restore the right to abortion, with the state attorney general insisting that the figure should account for lost revenue that wouldn’t be collected from people who otherwise would be born. The issue came up during […]

Jun 1, 2023

3 more GOP governors sending National Guard troops to US-Mexico border

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The governors of Virginia, West Virginia and South Carolina on Wednesday joined a growing list of Republican leaders sending their state National Guard soldiers or other state law enforcement officers to the U.S. border with Mexico. Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, who is considered a possible presidential aspirant, announced an executive order […]

Apr 4, 2023

GOP lawmaker, Dem attorney battle for Wisconsin Senate seat

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican state representative and a Democratic attorney are vying for an open state Senate seat in Tuesday’s election in a race that could decide whether the GOP inches closer to a supermajority that could override Gov. Tony Evers’ vetoes or even impeach him. Rep. Dan Knodl and attorney Jodi Habush […]

Mar 24, 2023

Pennsylvania judge dismisses latest GOP mail ballot lawsuit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Republican National Committee that had sought to prevent counties from helping voters ensure their ballots count by fixing minor, technical deficiencies on mail-in ballot envelopes. The judge said county courts, not a statewide court, have jurisdiction. The lawsuit, filed in […]

Jan 22, 2018

Greenville attorney mounts GOP challenge to AG

COLUMBIA (AP) A lawyer is mounting a primary challenge to South Carolina’s attorney general. Republican William Herlong kicked off his campaign Jan. 8 with a news conference at the Statehouse in Columbia. The 59-year-old Greenville attorney says his top priority is cleaning up what he sees as corruption in state government. Herlong says incumbent Alan […]

Jul 20, 2016

Rep. Sylleste Davis wins Republican primary

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — Moncks Corner Rep. Sylleste Davis has won the special Republican primary for her seat. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported that Davis got 73 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s primary, defeating Robbie Metts. Davis had been sworn in June 8 to complete the term for former Rep. Eddy […]

Jul 15, 2016

SC delegate vows to challenge platform at GOP convention

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Upset with the prospect of a GOP platform that leans strongly the right on social issues, a South Carolina delegate to the upcoming Republican convention said Thursday he’s exploring ways to challenge some policies favored by religious conservatives. In an interview with The Associated Press, state Sen. Tom Davis said that […]

Jul 12, 2016

GOP rejects call to back off gay marriage opposition

CLEVELAND (AP) — Republican officials have rejected an emotional plea to back off the GOP’s opposition to same-sex marriage, renewing the party’s embrace of religious conservative values as delegates prepared to welcome Donald Trump to their national convention. Republicans who gathered Monday to shape their party platform in Cleveland this week also refused to reverse […]

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