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2013 Call to Convention


In accordance with South Carolina Republican Party Rules and on behalf of the South Carolina Republican Party it is our pleasure to announce the convening of the 2013 South Carolina Republican Party State Convention for the purposes of electing state officers, and for other party business.

The 2013 State Convention will be held THIS SATURDAY, May 4, 2013  at the Carolina Coliseum in Columbia (the same location as the 2012 State Convention).

Registration for delegates and alternates will start at 8:30AM; the Convention will convene promptly at 10:00AM.

All delegates and alternates planning to attend this year’s convention must click this link to register for the Convention. Please be advised that no cash will be accepted at the door. Please register online. If for some reason you are not able to register online, only check or credit card will be accepted.

Some counties have pre-paid by check for all of their delegates.
If this is the case for you, there is no need to pay, but click the link, and select “other payment options.” This will allow us to know you are planning to attend!


When we picked this date for the convention we picked it on a weekend Columbia wasn’t supposed to be busy (no USC graduation!) However, it turns out now that Columbia is likely to be VERY busy the weekend of our convention. The Democrats also have their State Convention (Saturday), their fundraising dinner (Friday Night), and there is a huge concert at Williams-Brice Stadium (Saturday Night). If you are planning to stay in a hotel, please contact them soon.

Some hotel options are:
Staybridge Suites .9 miles from Convention $101 (803)-451-5900
Holiday Inn Express .7 miles from Convention $109 877-834-3613
The Whitney Hotel 1.7 miles from Convention $98 (803)252-0845
Hampton Inn Downtown .3 miles from Convention $179 (803)231-2000
Courtyard Columbia Downtown at USC (across from Convention) $179.00 (803)799-7800


Our website has an in-depth list of “Frequently Asked Questions” as you prepare for the 2013 State Convention. A sample of these questions and answers are below. Other questions may be accessed here, and resolutions, changes to rules, and changes to the platform can be accessed HERE as they become available.

Silver Elephant Celebration: A Tribute to Sen. Jim DeMint featuring Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)
On Friday, May 3, 2013 (the night before our Convention) South Carolina Republicans will gather for the 46th Annual Silver Elephant Celebration. The dinner will be a tribute to US Senator Jim DeMint and features rising Republican star US Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX)!

We hope you’ll join us this night to celebrate our party!
Click here for more details and to purchase tickets!