The Other McCain

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My Thing, Your Thing, Our Thing UPDATE: Apparently, It’s #WAR

Dana Loesch has a piece at Red State about the controversy that ensued when Ben Howe wrote a piece at BuzzFeed criticizing a video from Tea Party Patriots. I never saw the video and didn’t read Howe’s BuzzFeed piece, although friends made me aware that there was some kind of kerfuffle about it. What. Ever. Part of the […]

Fear and Loathing in the Lowcountry UPDATE: Trail Hiker Wins GOP Runoff

UPDATE 11:15 p.m. ET: Welcome, Instapundit readers! As you surely know by now, 1st District GOP voters chose Mark Sanford by a 57-43 margin over Curtis Bostic. A few quick reactions from my Twitter account: Not every day a political reporter gets to use “inamorata” viralread.com/2013/04/02/run… So there’s that to be happy about. #SCTweets — […]

The Final Push in South Carolina: Candidate Showdown at Aunt Chilada’s

CHARLESTON, S.C. It’s about 100 miles to Hilton Head and took me more than two hours today, but I wanted to be there for this event: Republicans crowded into a Hilton Head restaurant Monday afternoon to hear Republican congressional candidates Curtis Bostic and Mark Sanford discuss issues in their final meeting before Tuesday’s runoff in […]

Sometimes, It Really Matters

Social media a key part of the campaign for Mark Sanford, Curtis Bostic — Charleston Post and Courier CHARLESTON, S.C. The campaign action today is down on the south side of the district with events in Beaufort and Hilton Head and, with the Republican runoff Tuesday, we’re down to the point of the race where it’s […]

Bostic Campaign ‘Surging’ Before Runoff?

Volunteers at Curtis Bostic campaign headquarters make phone calls Friday CHARLESTON, S.C. What a way to celebrate Easter Sunday — out on the campaign trail. Well, it’s better than a Cesar Chavez tribute, I suppose. The fact that the 1st District runoff will occur on the Tuesday after Easter adds an extra element of uncertainty […]

Will Folks: ‘My Sacred Honor Requires Me to Endorse DCCC Fundraising Poster Boy’

CHARLESTON, S.C. Surely everyone remembers how the gallant gentleman Will Folks tried to derail Gov. Nikki Haley’s campaign by asserting that “his sacred honor” required him to claim that he had a sexual affair with her when he worked as a political consultant to her. And now Folks, whose career in South Carolina politics included a […]

#SC01 UPDATE: Mark Sanford Cites His Vote for DOMA in Local TV Roundtable

Campaign signs outside Thursday’s debate venue CHARLESTON, S.C. Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford cited his vote for the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) during a TV appearance with Republican rival Curtis Bostic, three days before their runoff in the 1st District special congressional election. Appearing in a televised half-hour debate Saturday morning on Charleston […]

South Carolina Debate Aftermath

CHARLESTON, S.C. There is a golf course in the back yard of the mansion where I’m staying here, guest of a prosperous family who are supporters of Curtis Bostic. Whatever mental image is conjured by the phrase “Christian home-schoolers,” it probably doesn’t match this family’s reality: Truly blessed by the Lord, not only with seven […]

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