Posts tagged: South Carolina

May 01 2013

Three-Party Debate in South Carolina U.S. House Race

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 30, the three candidates on the ballot for U.S. House, South Carolina First District, debated each other. However, the debate was not televised. It was sponsored by the NAACP of Goose Creek, and was held the evening of April 30. No news article have been found that describes the debate, but here is a story saying it would take place. Thanks to Michael for the link. Read more »

Apr 26 2013

Green Party candidate wasn’t invited to SC-1 debate

Source: Charleston City Paper (via Green Party Watch)

Patch leaves Eugene Platt out of event

Patch, AOL’s online local news platform, will host a debate between candidates for South Carolina’s District 1 House seat on Monday at the Citadel, but only two of the three candidates will be present. Republican Mark Sanford will square off against Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, but Green Party candidate Eugene Platt was not Read more »

Apr 26 2013

Green Party Candidate Platt hopes to garner at least 10% of votes in District 1 election

Source: The Post and Courier (via Independent Political Report)

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Post and Courier previously profiled all Republican and Democratic 1st Congressional District candidates. This profile is of the only third-party candidate in the race.


Compared with the major political party candidates seeking the 1st Congressional Read more »

Apr 22 2013

Public Policy Poll for South Carolina Has Evidence that Green Party Candidates Don’t Necessarily Injure Democratic Candidates

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 22, Public Policy Polling released this poll for the special election in South Carolina’s first U.S. House district. The overall poll shows these results: Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch 50%, Republican Mark Sanford 41%, Green Eugene Platt 3%, undecided 6%.

Most significant is the question that sorts these responses, depending on how the Read more »

Apr 05 2013

Green in SC Congressional race vs Colbert sister, disgraced ex-Gov

Source: Whiteout Press (via Ballot Access News)

April 5, 2013. Charleston. Get ready for the most television-driven Congressional race of 2013. In one month, voters will go to the polls in the South Carolina Special Election featuring a disgraced former Governor against an unknown, inexperienced sister of a popular Comedy Central host. But there is a third option – the Green Party’s Eugene Platt. And he’s serious, experienced and credible. Read more »

Mar 26 2013

Public Policy Polling Poll for South Carolina Special Congressional Elections Implies to Respondents that Only Two Candidates are on the Ballot

Source: Ballot Access News

On March 26, Public Policy Polling released a poll for the special U.S. House election in South Carolina’s First District. Three candidates are on the ballot (although we don’t know yet which Republican will be the nominee, we do know that the ballot will contain a Republican, a Democrat, and a Green). However, PPP asked respondents “If the candidates were…” and then just mentioned the Democrat and the Republican. Read more »

Mar 24 2013

South Carolina Working Families Party Enters Special U.S. House Election

Source: Ballot Access News

On March 21, the Working Families Party of South Carolina held a convention and nominated Elizabeth Colbert Busch (sister of Stephen Colbert) for the special U.S. House election, First District, that will be held May 7. Busch is also the Democratic Party nominee, but voters can choose which label to use if they vote for her. The Green Party nominee is Eugene Platt. Republicans haven’t yet chosen their nominee, but Read more »

Mar 10 2013

South Carolina Greens nominate Eugene Platt in 1st Congressional District special election

Source: Green Party Watch

In a message posted to his Facebook page, David J. Gillespie, author of Challengers to Duopoly and South Carolina Green Party Steering Committee member, announced the results of Saturday’s nominating convention.

Meeting in convention in Mt. Pleasant yesterday, the South Carolina Green Party chose Eugene Platt as its nominee for the South Carolina First Congressional District Read more »

Feb 20 2013

Two Green Party Candidates Running In Special Election for U.S. Congress In SC

Source: Independent Political Report

A special election for the first congressional district in South Carolina will occur on May 7, 2013. The reason for this election is that Tim Scott, the former congressman representing the district, was appointed to the U.S. Senate to replace retiring Senator Jim DeMint. So far, two Democrats (including Elizabeth Colbert-Busch, sister of the famed comedian Stephen Colbert) have announced their candidacies for the seat, while a Read more »

Feb 19 2013

Americans Elect Eliminated from South Carolina Ballot for Failing to Choose Party Officers

Source: Ballot Access News

Late in 2012, the South Carolina Elections Commission removed the Americans Elect Party from its list of qualified parties, because the party never held the required meetings to elect state party officers.

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