GOP rifts exposed in South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. ? The challenges facing the Republican Party as it heads into the elections of 2014 and 2016 were on stark display here this weekend as South Carolina Republicans gathered for their annual convention, an event that revealed a party Continue Reading
BLOG: By the Numbers: Which States Saw Voter Turnout Jump, Decline Most Last Year?
May 13–Most states saw voter turnout drop last year, driven in large part by young adults and non-Hispanic whites heading to the polls at lower rates than in years past. In all, new estimates published by th Continue Reading
Sanford, Colbert Busch await their fate
Republican Mark Sanford has defeated Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch in South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District special election. The victory caps a dramatic comeback by the scandal-tinged former governor, whose political career was le Continue Reading
Gabriel Gomez: GOP hope in Massachusetts
BARNSTABLE, Mass. ? The one thing the two candidates running to fill John Kerryâ€™s Senate seat here agree on is that Gabriel E. Gomez is not the Hispanic Scott Brown. â€œIâ€™m not Scott Brown,â€ snapped Gomez. â€œI donâ€™t need to catch l Continue Reading
Ex-Gov. Sanford seeks 2nd chance in South Carolina
BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — One congressional candidate is a former Republican governor seeking redemption after his career imploded in a public saga involving lies, the Appalachian Trail and an Argentine mistress. His Democrati Continue Reading
What If the GOP Just Keeps Getting Whiter as America Gets “Browner”?
The U.S. Census Bureau just released its report on voter turnout in America’s 2012 presidential elections. For the first time, the percentage of eligible blacks who voted surpassed that of eligible whites. Meanwhile, explosive growth in the Continue Reading
Former Gov. Mark Sanford wins South Carolina House seat
WASHINGTON _ Two years after Mark Sanford left the South Carolina governor’s office tarred by an adultery scandal, he completed an unlikely political comeback to win a special congressional election Tuesday. Sanford def Continue Reading