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South Carolina Primary Election 2012

The Black Box: Top Two Primaries

Judy Frankel | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics
Judy Frankel

Political professionals and lobbyists often name a bill the opposite of what it does. The Clean Air Act, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, and the No Child Left Behind Act are all disingenuously named.

Court Tosses Dozens Of Candidates

Spring Valley Patch | Chris Winston | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics

The path to the S.C. Statehouse just got a lot easier for dozens of candidates. And for dozens of others, it just became impossible - at least in 2...

GOP Leaders: Gingrich Didn't Cost State It's 'Magic'

Taylors-Wade Hampton Patch | Andrew Moore | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

Brent Nelsen, a political science professor at Furman University in Greenville, said the allure of South Carolina, which otherwise only touts a modest...

'She's Absolutely Toxic'

St. Andrews Patch | Jonathan Allen and Reilly Moore | Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

For the two weeks leading up to January's S.C. Republican primary, presumptive nominee Mitt Romney and S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley were seemingly inseparabl...

Guess Who Donated To Colbert's Campaign?

Robin Wilkey | Posted 01.31.2012 | San Francisco

On Wednesday, political comedian Stephen Colbert announced that his "super PAC," Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, has raised $1.02 million f...

Gingrich Campaign Admits It Was Wrong

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Newt Gingrich campaign has admitted the candidate was wrong when he claimed the campaign had provided character witnesses to rebut h...

WATCH: Colbert Ends Presidential Run, Stewart Keeps Super PAC

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.24.2012 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert's satirical campaign for president came to an end Monday night, when he announced on "The Colbert Report" that he is ending his explor...

Mark Blumenthal

Gingrich Pulls Even With Romney In National Poll: Can Newt Win? | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Does the stunning, come-from-behind victory by Newt Gingrich in the South Carolina primary signal a "paradigm shift" in the Republican r...

South Carolina Primary Humor, Intentional and Unintentional

Herb Silverman | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics
Herb Silverman

Newt Gingrich, the other Catholic, won the South Carolina primary with strong evangelical support. All he seems to have in common with JFK is well-publicized, adulterous relationships. To JFK's credit, he never focused on family values.

WATCH: Wolf Blitzer Corrects Piers Morgan

Posted 01.22.2012 | Media

CNN's Wolf Blitzer corrected his colleague Piers Morgan during the network's coverage of the South Carolina primary on Saturday night. Blitzer stopped...

'The Best Thing That Ever Happened To South Carolina Democratic Party'

Mauldin Patch | Shawn Drury | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

Not only could Haley not deliver South Carolina for the candidate she backed, she also couldn't deliver her county or even her home precinct. The latt...

Elise Foley

Mitt Romney Concedes South Carolina, Takes To Tough Road Ahead | Elise Foley | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Mitt Romney gave his first concession speech of the 2012 election cycle on Saturday night, but it didn't sound much like one. And it...

S.C. Voters Waited Until Very End To Choose A Candidate

Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich was named the projected winner of the South Carolina primary within moments of polls closing in the state Sat...

Jason Linkins

Stephen Colbert, Herman Cain Take Fifth Place In South Carolina Primary | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

After initially staggering out of the gate, it looks as if Herman Cain -- standing in for comedian Stephen Colbert's exploratory committee for the pre...

WATCH: GOP Candidates Deliver Speeches After Primary Results

Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

Not long after the final results of the South Carolina Republican primary were projected, each of the GOP presidential candidates delivered speeches t...

Ryan Grim

Romney's Enthusiasm Problem | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Mitt Romney does manage to limp to the nomination sometime this spring or summer, the former Massachusetts governor may face an enthu...

Conservatives, Economy Fuel Newt Gingrich Win

Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics

By ALAN FRAM AND JENNIFER AGIESTA, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Strong backing from conservative and religious voters and people fretting about ...

Winners And Losers Of The South Carolina Primary

Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

Voters in South Carolina weathered the elements on Saturday and headed to the polls to make their choice for GOP presidential candidate. They picked f...

Amanda Terkel

Mike Huckabee: Romney Needs To Address His Mormon Faith | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

Newt Gingrich, the winner in the Palmetto State's GOP primary, may have benefited from South Carolinians' uneasiness with Mitt Romney's Mormon faith. ...

Dave Jamieson

Mitt Romney's Biggest Weakness | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Newt Gingrich surged to a surprise victory in the South Carolina GOP primary, one particularly crucial voter category showed itself o...

Howard Fineman

GOP Campaign Will Last Forever, Or At Least Until May | Howard Fineman | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Mitt Romney's campaign has the best lawyers and delegate counters in the business, and it's a good thing: He's going to need every one ...

Newt Gingrich Wins South Carolina Primary

Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was projected the winner of South Carolina's primary election on Saturday by MSNBC. Going into the contest, the ...

Twitter Reacts To The 2012 South Carolina Primary Results

Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

The all-important "First in the South" Republican primary has arrived. As the results come in, experts and voters are buzzing on the Twittersphere. ...

LOOK: Real-Time Map Of South Carolina Primary Results

The Huffington Post | Andrei Scheinkman | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

UPDATE: Newt Gingrich came out on top of the South Carolina primary, netting 40.4% of the vote. Mitt Romney finished second with 27.8%. Rick Santorum ...

Jon Ward

Newt Gingrich Wins Big In South Carolina | Jon Ward | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Newt Gingrich, whose candidacy was left for dead in June and then again earlier this month, scored a stunning victory over Mitt Romn...