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South Carolina Primary Case: State Supreme Court To Hear Challenge Brought By Four Counties

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COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The South Carolina Supreme Court says it will decide a challenge brought by four counties that say the first-in-the-South presidential primary is private and the taxpayers shouldn't have to pay for it.

Monday's decision comes after the South Carolina Republican Party filed a response to the litigation.

Last week, Beaufort, Chester, Greenville and Spartanburg counties told the Supreme Court that the state didn't have enough money to handle the primary. They said their taxpayers had to cover nearly $1 million in expenses for the 2008 Republican and Democratic presidential primaries.

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