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South Carolina Primary Election 2012

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Primary Voters Value Economy, Beating Obama

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Early results of exit polls in South Carolina show that for most voters, the economy was the top issue when picking a Republican presid...

South Carolina Primary Results: Live Updates

Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics

Voters in South Carolina hit the polls on Saturday to cast ballots in the state's presidential primary election. Former House Speaker Newt Gingric...

South Carolina Election: State Succeeds At Making Voice Heard

Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

By BRUCE SMITH, ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLESTON, S.C. -- South Carolina Republicans established their presidential primary more than three decades ago ...

Palmetto State On Primary Day: A Look At South Carolina

Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

Palmetto State voters head to the polls on Saturday to cast their choice in the first 2012 southern state GOP primary. South Carolina has a populat...

Mark Blumenthal

GOP Power Outsiders Resist Newt, Prefer Mitt

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Although he appears headed to victory in Saturday's South Carolina primary, Newt Gingrich faces skepticism from grassroots Republican ac...

Howard Fineman

Why Rick Santorum Is Stalling Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Maybe Rick Santorum is too Pittsburgh to be president. Pittsburgh made Santorum a U.S. senator, but now it may be unmaking him as a ...

Weather Could Alter Outcome Of Primary

Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for parts of South Carolina and Georgia from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. The South Carolina counties c...

SC Election: Mitt Romney Preparing For Long Haul

AP | KASIE HUNT | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told supporters Saturday he's going to compete for every vote in every state afte...

Romney Narrowly Avoids Run-In With Gingrich

AP/Huffington Post | KASIE HUNT AND SHANNON MCCAFFREY | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

GREENVILLE, S.C.-- Primary day at hand, fast-climbing Newt Gingrich told South Carolinians on Saturday that he was "the only practical conservative vo...

Santorum Makes Shocking Statement

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum said during a campaign stop on Friday that the concept of equality comes from the "God of Abraham," not from other religions. "I get ...

Santorum Makes Goldilocks Case

Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

Regardless of the outcome in South Carolina's primary election on Saturday, Rick Santorum says he will soldier on in the race for the Republican presi...

Ron Paul South Carolina Primary 2012 Outlook

Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

After placing second in New Hampshire's primary election, Ron Paul finds himself fighting for third place in the Palmetto State on Saturday. The co...

GOP Race Serves Up Scattershot Of Angels, Demons

Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

By NANCY BENAC, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — In the 11 days since Mitt Romney tried unsuccessfully to leave the rest of the GOP field behind in ...

Obama Campaign Juggles Tough Act

RealClearPolitics | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

As President Obama visited Orlando, Fla., on Thursday to describe an initiative to expand international tourism to the United States, Vice President B...

Mark Blumenthal

Two New S.C. Polls Point To Gingrich Blowout

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two new telephone polls concluded on the eve of the South Carolina primary not only confirm continuing momentum toward Newt Gingrich; th...

Romney Admits He'll Lose 'Some Primaries'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Mitt Romney is heading into primary day conceding that he'll win some and lose some. Romney on Friday acknowledged the contest ...

Jason Linkins

South Carolina Primary: 5 Things To Watch For

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

Oh, hello there! It's Saturday, Jan. 21, the day of the South Carolina primary, commonly referred to as the "First in the South" primary (and less com...

Offensive Fake Email About Gingrich's Ex-Wife Causes Consequences

AP | By SHANNON McCAFFREY | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A South Carolina prosecutor says officials will launch an investigation into fake emails aimed at Newt Gingrich's presidential cam...

Romney Faces 'Uphill Battle' And What Nikki Haley Has To Do With It

Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

Ahead of Saturday's primary election in South Carolina, Mitt Romney called the contest an "uphill battle." Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich made ...

Newt Channels Your Rage

Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

Newt Gingrich is looking to score a win over rival contender Mitt Romney in Saturday's primary election in South Carolina. The former House Speaker...

South Carolina Primary: Live Election Day Updates

Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is looking to "make history" in South Carolina's primary election on Saturday. The latest polls show the Republi...

Ryan Grim

Mitt Romney Urges Pain Au Chocolat On Campaign Plane

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

With little left to do until polls open in South Carolina on Saturday, Mitt Romney decided to cap his campaign by handing out goodies from Panera Brea...

Ryan Grim

Newt Spies Victory in South Carolina, Bashing Elitist Thugs Once More

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Newt Gingrich is feeling it. Having slugged his way to the lead for the second time, the former House speaker spies victory ...