Scott E. Buchanan, associate professor of political science at The Citadel in Charleston and executive director of the Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics , said South Carolina has been vital for GOP nominees. He noted that every one since 1980 had to win the state on the way to the Republican nomination.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Perry to Run?
Our chapter on elections and campaigns looks at presidential primaries. Our chapter on political parties explains the importance of the South in GOP politics. The 2012 race is a good case study for both chapters. Texas Governor Rick Perry is reportedly announcing presidential bid in South Carolina this weekend. According to a story appearing in The San Antonio Express-News: