Monday, November 5, 2012
Find out by searching our interactive campaign contribution database.
Picking a candidate to support is a hugely personal and private decision for most. But not if you've contributed to a presidential campaign. To get a glimpse into your neighbors' plans come election day, Patch has created an interactive database so you can see how much your neighbors are donating to the presidential campaign — and to which candidate they’re writing their checks. We’ve included communities across South Carolina, so if you want to see what the campaign contributions in nearby towns are like, go right ahead. Note: The information in the database was downloaded from the Federal Election Commission’s website. The data is based on quarterly reports, and is current through October.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Website tells you the impact of presidential candidates' tax plans.
By now, voters have heard plenty of rhetoric from both presidential candidates and both parties. But, it’s no secret that voters cast their ballots with their wallets as much as anything. Both President Obama and Mitt Romney have very different ideas on how to jump-start the economy. The website politify.com has devised an algorithm to help voters decide how each candidates’ plan will affect them. You can find out by clicking HERE and putting in your data. Obama has said he plans on raising taxes on high earners and ease the burden on middle income families. Gov. Romney has said he plans on cutting taxes across the board by 20 percent of their current rates. But Romney has also made clear his intention of closing tax loopholes like the …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
While many post-debate snap polls gave Obama the win in Monday night's foreign policy debate, crowd cheers Romney comments on Israel, Iran, and nation's diminished global reputation.
Voters in search of zingers or stage-stalking were undoubtedly disappointed by the third and final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Held at Boca Raton, Fla. with CBS News’ Bob Shieffer moderating, Obama and Romney were nothing if not sober in their discussion of foreign policy. Prior to the debate, a group of about 30 voters gathered in Columbia as Charles Bierbauer, Dean of USC’s College of Mass Communications and Information Studies, talked with State Treasurer Curtis Loftis about what to expect. Loftis was Romney’s state chair in South Carolina and said he thought the former Massachusetts Governor was the “right man at the right time” to pull the country out of the doldrums. Loftis cited Romney’s work …
Monday, October 22, 2012
S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis will also be at USC with us.
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Monday, October 22, 2012
Haley spreading influence across the state.
Gov. Nikki Haley has made no secret of her intent to influence this November’s elections. That extends across all levels of government. Here’s a look at who she’s backed so far. Here in South Carolina, where polling is less well-known for local races: In the primary season, Haley endorsed Lee Bright in Senate District 10 and Tom Rice for the new Congressional seat in the Grand Strand area. Both men won. Haley has also called 2012 the “year of the petition candidate” on several occasions, but she has yet to formally endorse one such candidate, though Shealy, as mentioned above, received advertising support.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Loftis will join Dean Charles Bierbauer prior to the third and final presidential debate.
Join Patch on Monday night and watch the third and final presidential debate with the opportunity to provide your feedback on foreign policy matters and hear a leader in state politics. State Treasurer Curtis Loftis, chairman of Gov. Mitt Romney's SC campaign, will join Dean Charles Bierbaurer of the University of South Carolina College of Mass Communications and Information Studies at 8 p.m. at the Coliseum Room 3001. Join them for 30 minutes of political talk and analysis prior to the debate. During the debate, which starts at 9 p.m., we plan to use hand-held devices to register your opinions and views. Refreshments and snacks will be served. Seating is limited. If you'd like to attend, or need more information, email email@example.com to …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Obama and Romney go head-to-head in Round 2.
The prevailing wisdom was that President Barack Obama would have to be more forceful in his second debate with GOP challenger Mitt Romney. Obama was, but Romney also was ready. In the town hall-style debate at Hofstra University moderated by CNN's Candy Crowley, Obama and Romney quite literally found themselves standing toe-to-toe on several occasions. Obama established a pattern early on of painting Romney as a flip-flopper, saying one thing in the Republican primary, but something different in the general election. Romney, meanwhile, repeatedly returned to his criticism of Obama's handling of a sluggish economy. The most spirited exchanged between the two men may have been when Romney implied that the president was more interested in …
Gnocchi the Squirrel says it will be President Mitt Romney after November election.
SUMMERVILLE — Gnocchi the Squirrel voted Tuesday for U.S. President, and has selected former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as the winner. The precocious squirrel with a penchant for Coca-Cola has a 2-0 record for selecting political winners: he selected Sen. John McCain as the winner of the S.C. presidential GOP primary in 2008, and selected then-Sen. Barack Obama as the winner of the 2008 presidential election. Like many of the undecided voters across the nation, Gnocchi took his time selecting his prediction Tuesday. In all, it took about 20 minutes. His owner Serena Ash set up two bowls of walnuts, each with a picture of the presidential contender. Whichever bowl he ate the most nuts out of was the winner. "It was kind of like a tie …
The second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is scheduled for 9 p.m. Tuesday.
After Joe Biden and Paul Ryan sparred throughout last week's Vice Presidential Debate, the nation's voters are looking forward to President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney's second debate: a town hall event focusing on foreign and domestic policy. The second presidential debate between Obama and Romney is set for 9 p.m Tuesday. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Full info on Tuesday night's debate, as well as the schedule for the final debate, both of which are presented by the Commission on Presidential Debates (…
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Obama campaign knocks governor over deficit-cutting suggestions
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
It's hard to deny the advantage that fmr. Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney has coming out of the first debate. But the governor did leave the stage with some baggage — a big, yellow-feathered bag. President Obama's campaign has frequently criticised the governor for not getting specific on promises to cut the defecit. When debate moderator Jim Lehrer pressed Romney for an example of waste he planned to target in the budget, Romney settled on PBS and called out Big Bird in particular. Public Broadcasting has been a particular target of the GOP, including U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint and Gov. Nikki Haley. It's good red meat for conservatives who see public broadcasting as a waste or another arm of the "liberal media." But Romney has been criticised since the …