Eliot Peace is a Project Manager for Starboard Communications, a conservative political marketing and strategy firm in Lexington, South Carolina. At Starboard, Eliot provides consulting and campaign managing services to conservative Republicans nationwide. Eliot earned his B.A. in both Political Science and International Affairs at the University of Georgia in 2004.
Conservatism needs an heir - and South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford is just the man the movement needs.
As special guest, McCain drew in the crowds at the South Carolina Governor’s Mansion for a 2006 Republican Party fundraiser
As the battle for control of the U.S. House of Representatives continues, a wrench was thrown into the battle for Georgia’s 12th Congressional District, currently held by Democrat John Barrow.
At any rate, lost among the shuffle are several Congressional races in which Republicans can protect their majority by picking off vulnerable Democrats. Some of the losses across the country could be balanced by a handful of wins against Democratic incumbents, especially in Southern states. The SC-5th is one of them.
The incumbent congressman, Republican Charles Taylor, first won the 11th District seat in 1990, and has subsequently won reelection 8 times, by an average margin of 57%. Facing a primary opponent for the first time since 1990, Taylor cruised to an easy victory last week and will be the Republican nominee.
Despite all of the bad news over the last several months, and the talk of a 1994-like sweep of the US House of Representatives by the Democratic Party, not all news is bad for Republicans.
Kentucky’s Third District, which encompasses Louisville and the Derby, is also the site of a less reverential competition, which takes place every other fall and is certainly not respectful. The participants? Not horses, but 5-term Republican Congresswoman Anne Northup and whichever well funded Democrat attempts to topple her.
South Carolina Representative Ralph Norman, a developer from the Charlotte suburb of Rock Hill, SC, is challenging 24-year Democratic Congressman John Spratt in the 5th Congressional District. Townhall.com attended the fundraiser and obtained an exclusive interview with candidate Norman.
George Allen is a serious contender for the Republican nomination for president. A former governor, he wears cowboy boots and can often be found outside with his can of dip. Consequently, some Republicans like Allen, because he seems the most like George W. Bush—a charge Allen can’t quite understand, and frankly, rejects. "I don’t know why people say that," he said. "My two role models are Thomas Jefferson and Ronald Reagan. Most people who know me think I’m most like Ronald Reagan."
Louisiana’s unique characteristics lend to its unpredictability, especially on Election Day.
Georgia is the setting for several high-profile congressional races this year. Normally, strong challengers wait for an open seat before throwing a hat in the ring, or they wait for a presidential election year and try to ride the coattails of their party's nominee.
Why has Mitt Romney spent so much time in South Carolina recently? Perhaps his own words shed some light: "I don't think it's lost on anyone who is considering a national run that no Republican has been elected president that didn't win the South Carolina primary," said Romney.
Though the South Carolina primary is still some two years away, presidential wannabes are already trekking to the state by the truckload.
How do you defeat an incumbent Congressman who has been elected 12 times since 1982 and who is a member of his party’s leadership? Well, a good way to begin is to be recruited by Karl Rove, Ken Mehlman, and the National Republican Congressional Committee.
For years, the GOP has felt that it was under-represented in Georgia’s U.S. congressional delegation. In a state that voted overwhelmingly for George W. Bush twice, the congressional districts had been gerrymandered by the Democratic General Assembly to provide more Democratic seats that demographics realistically allotted.