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South Carolina Primary 2012

Huntsman Faces Daunting Challenge

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Jon Huntsman said Wednesday it's time for Republicans to stop attacking presidential front-runner Mitt Romney's role in a corpo...

Minefields Await

AP | DAVID ESPO and SHANNON MCCAFFREY | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Mitt Romney swept into South Carolina on Wednesday in pursuit of a confirming victory in the race for the Republican presidenti...

Jon Ward

Romney's Gets Big New Hamsphire Win, But 'Bloody Mess' In South Carolina Awaits

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- After a solid win in the Granite State, and signs that attacks on his business career may be backfiring, Mitt Romney should be on ...

Elise Foley

Anti-Immigration Group Makes South Carolina Ad Buy

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

Anti-immigration group NumbersUSA announced on Tuesday that it will spend at least $100,000 on advertising before the South Carolina Republican primar...

Perry Pleads For Second Look In South Carolina

Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

By John Whitesides ANDERSON, S.C., Jan 9 (Reuters) - After rejection in Iowa and surrender in New Hampshire, Republican Rick Perry has pinned h...

Colbert Leads GOP Candidate In New Poll

Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

UPDATE: During an interview with Fox News on Tuesday, Huntsman responded to the poll results. “Well when I was on his show recently he promised ...

Remember 'The Whoopee Cushion' ?

Christopher Lamb | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics
Christopher Lamb

As New Hampshire votes tomorrow, the GOP presidential candidates will remove their grease paint, put away their cream pies and banana peels, take down their tents, and take their show to South Carolina. There is no more fitting place for these particular candidates during this particular presidential campaign than in the state known as "America's whoopee cushion."

Perry Attacks Rival's Questionable Claim

AP | By BRIAN BAKST | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

ANDERSON, S.C. -- Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry is taking it to rival Mitt Romney for saying he feared getting a pink slip during his e...

Perry Faces Skepticism In Key State

The State | Adam Beam | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

SPARTANBURG -- Heath Stephens, a 48-year-old auto repair shop owner, has decided he is not voting for Mitt Romney....

Mark Blumenthal

Romney Ahead In South Carolina, But Santorum's Rising

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While the news media focus on next week's Republican primary in New Hampshire, three new polls from South Carolina show how close former...

McCain Makes Major Slip-Up

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

While speaking at a campaign rally Thursday in support of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) mistakenly professed his ...

Romney Steals Line From Bachmann

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT and JIM DAVENPORT | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made a strong play for votes in conservative South Carolina's primary on Thursd...

Romney Fires 'Un-American' Charge

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is bashing the National Labor Relations Board in a new South Carolina ad airing the da...

Nikki Haley Under Fire

Mount Pleasant Patch | Adam Crisp | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's decision to hit the road this week for three days to campaign for presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is drawing some c...

Bachmann Cancels Events In Key State

Mauldin Patch | Shawn Drury | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, whose campaign has failed to sustain serious traction in any of the early GOP voting states, has scaled back...

Haley Feels Heat After Key Endorsement

Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

By Samuel P. Jacobs COLUMBIA, South Carolina--In South Carolina, the governor's mansion is on the grounds of a former arsenal that was burned d...

Bachmann Campaign 'In Chaos'

Goose Creek Patch | Chris Winston | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

Tyler Jones, a Charleston-area Democratic strategist and co-founder of SC Forward Progress, pulled one over on a major GOP campaign today. When Rep...

Colbert Makes Bold Offer

AP | MEG KINNARD | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Comedian Stephen Colbert is offering to pay half a million dollars to help subsidize South Carolina's first-in-the-South GOP pr...

GOP Candidate's Firm Profited While Jobs Disappeared From Key Primary State

AP | JACK GILLUM | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics

GAFFNEY, S.C. — More than two decades ago, Mitt Romney's business venture came to town with a bounty of highly anticipated manufacturing jobs. T...

Nikki Haley Makes Presidential Endorsement

AP | By KASIE HUNT | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics

SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is endorsing Mitt Romney for president. Haley said Friday on Fox News she is throwing all of her ...

After Court Showdown, State GOP Pulls Controversial Move

Spring Valley Patch | Reilly Moore | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

The South Carolina Republican Party announced Monday that it would not cover all costs associated with the 2012 presidential primary as previously pro...

Do-Nothing Strategy Working For GOP Candidate

Mauldin Patch | Shawn Drury | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

Since he began campaigning in earnest in South Carolina, Newt Gingrich's stump speech hasn't changed very much. He refrains from criticizing his fe...

Perry Has Another 'Oops' Moment

AP | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

OKATIE, S.C. -- Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry is correcting himself after saying the US is at war in Iran instead of Iraq. At a campaign...

Gingrich Making Aggressive Play For Key Early State

AP | Philip Elliott And Jim Davenport | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

By PHILIP ELLIOTT AND JIM DAVENPORT, ASSOCIATED PRESS NEWBERRY, S.C. -- For three decades, the Republican who won South Carolina's presidential pri...

What Does Jim DeMint's Lack OF Endorsement Mean?

Mauldin Patch | Shawn Drury and Greg Hambrick | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

With multiple media outlets reporting that U.S. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., will probably not be endorsing a Republican candidate for president, the most cove...