Election

File photo of former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford. (Photo by Davis Turner/Getty Images)

Sanford Has Cash Edge Heading Into Election

Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford has a slight edge in cash heading into the final days of the heated congressional race in state’s 1st District.

04/26/2013

File photo of people counting ballots. (Photo by Eric Engman/Getty Images)

Math Mistake Means 1 Out, Another In On UNC Board

A math error by North Carolina House members counting ballots means one person elected to the University of North Carolina Board of Governors this week won’t join the panel after all.

03/21/2013

File photo of outgoing Sen. Jim DeMint, left, and Rep. Tim Scott, who will be replacing DeMint as senator. (credit: Getty Images)

Special Election For Scott’s House Seat Set For May

Gov. Nikki Haley has ordered a special election to fill the congressional seat being vacated as Tim Scott becomes South Carolina’s next senator.

01/02/2013

A woman votes in Florida (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

5 Things To Know About The Election In NC

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Here are five things to know as North Carolina prepares to vote Tuesday. The polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.:

CBS Charlotte–11/06/2012

( Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Mood Of The Nation: Struggling But Seeking No Help

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — On the eve of the 2012 elections, The Associated Press interviewed dozens of Americans to try to gauge the economic mood of the nation. People were asked about jobs, housing, gas prices, retirement and other issues. Among them was Ray Arvin, 47, of Mineral Springs, N.C., outside Charlotte. Arvin has struggled financially since a business he owned that supplied the power and aviation industries collapsed in 2009. He worries about his future and about the direction of the federal government.

CBS Charlotte–11/01/2012

File photo of Mitt Romney. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Steel Mill Polluted Town As Romney’s Firm Profited

The rusty stains on Shirley Carter’s home are a permanent reminder of her fight with the local steel mill, just down U.S. Highway 17 near the boat docks.

08/11/2012

Mitt Romney and Rick Scott (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

Opinion: Florida’s Voter Purge Attempts To Stifle Democrats and Minorities

Elected officials would do well to remember that it is the job of the voters to pick their representatives, it is not the job of elected officials to pick who gets to vote.

06/14/2012

US President Barack Obama shakes hands with attendees after speaking at a Democratic National Committee (DNC) event at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas. (Photo Credit: JEWEL SAMAD / AFP / Getty Images)

North Carolina A Political Headache For Democrats

Once a bright spot for President Barack Obama, North Carolina is now more like a political migraine less than four months before Democrats open the party’s national convention in Charlotte.

05/12/2012

Stephen Colbert speaking at the IAVA's Fifth Annual Heroes Gala (Photo Credit: Fernando Leon / Getty Images for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America)

Colbert Prepares SC Run For Presidency

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert isn’t running for president — at least not yet. During taping of the Thursday night episode of “The Colbert Report,” he legally transferred his super political action committee to […]

01/12/2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney arrives with his wife Ann for a rally at the American Polish Cultural Center on Nov. 10, 2011 in Troy, Mich.

Romney Blasts Obama For Saying U.S. Had Grown ‘A Little Bit Lazy’

White House hopeful Mitt Romney on Tuesday criticized President Barack Obama for saying the U.S. had grown “a little bit lazy” in trying to attract business investment.

11/15/2011

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