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South Carolina Primary Election

South Carolina Evangelicals Split, Frustrated

The State | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

More than two-thirds of South Carolina’s evangelical voters do not want Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney to become the GOP’s nomin...

Dave Jamieson

Rural South Carolina Waits In Vain For Job Creators

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.18.2012 | Business

BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. -- It's been more than two years since Frederick Parker had a decent full-time job. Standing outside the state workforce office...

Carlos Harrison

Hispanic Evangelicals, Longtime GOP Allies, Differ With Republicans On Key Issues

HuffingtonPost.com | Carlos Harrison | Posted 01.18.2012 | Latino Voices

MIAMI -- Hispanic evangelicals are taking their politics to the pulpit -- and exposing a new weakness in one of the only Latino strongholds for Republ...

Evangelical Leaders Calls Callista Gingrich A 'Mistress For 8 Years'

Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

In making his case for Rick Santorum as the conservative consensus' alternative to Mitt Romney at a conference in Texas over the weekend, evangelical ...

Jon Ward

Same Name, Same Fate: Drop Out, Suggests Newt

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

FLORENCE, S.C. -- Newt Gingrich said Tuesday that he is the only Republican candidate capable of beating out Mitt Romney for the party's nomination, a...

Gingrich Boasts About Debate Performance

Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics

By SHANNON McCAFFREY, Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he thinks his performance in debate against fellow Rep...

NDAA, Indefinite Detention Provision Divide GOP Field

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- The Republican candidates have sharp disagreements over a new policy to detain American citizens suspected of terrorism. Pres...

GOP Debate: Candidates Face Off Ahead Of South Carolina Primary

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO, ASSOCIATED PRESS Under heavy debate pressure from his rivals, Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney defended his record a...

Sam Stein

Rick Perry Slams Obama Administration

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, unprompted, offered an impassioned criticism of the Obama administration for condemning U.S. marines who urinated on the corpse...

Elise Foley

Rick Perry Vows To Keep Fighting For Voter I.D. Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said on Monday that he would continue to fight for voter identification laws in Texas, responding to a somewhat leading question...

Amanda Terkel

Gingrich Defends Attack Ads Targeting Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

The first question at Monday's GOP debate was directed at former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who was asked why he was directing so many attacks at fo...

Jon Ward

Social Conservatives Squabble Over Winner Of Texas Meeting Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Discord among social conservative leaders about which Republican presidential candidate to back reached a new low Monday, as opp...

GOP Candidates Go Head-To-Head In South Carolina

Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

Five candidates vying for the Republican presidential nomination are going head-to-head in a primary debate in South Carolina on Monday night. The ...

'Policy Of No Compromise' Runs Risk For Republicans

Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics

By Nick Carey MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Jan 16 (Reuters) - Everybody was waiting for Jim DeMint. Mitt Romney had reason to hope the South Carolina se...

Howard Fineman

Huntsman Family Concern: Being Compared To Colbert

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Jon Huntsman and his family last weekend discussed the future of his campaign, one surprising topic kept coming up, according to a to...

GOP Candidates Facing Off Ahead Of South Carolina Primary

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The Republican presidential contenders on Monday campaigned their way into the first of two debates before a pivotal weekend pr...

Amanda Terkel

South Carolina Primary: $11.3 Million Spent On TV Ads

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican presidential candidates and the outside groups backing them have spent $11.3 million on TV ads in South Carolina, a recor...

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney 'King Of Bain' Film Nets Major Audience, Despite Allegations Of Factual Inaccuracies

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics

What seemed like a potentially damaging exposé on former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's work in the world of private equity has quickly become fodd...

Paul Blumenthal

Who's Behind The Anti-Romney Documentary?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- South Carolina has a reputation as the most vicious contest in the presidential primary calendar. It's where Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) ...

South Carolina Primary Has A Knack For Nastiness

AP | JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — In mailboxes across South Carolina in 2007, likely Republican voters received a Christmas card signed by "The Romney Family" wi...

Jon Ward

'Left Behind' Author Endorses Gingrich, Says Jerry Falwell Backs Newt From Grave

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- South Carolina presidential primaries are always interesting, and on Friday, Newt Gingrich's campaign touted a new endorsement that cert...

Santorum: 'I'm Not Afraid To Thank God Publicly'

Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

By Colleen Jenkins BLUFFTON, South Carolina--Looking to recapture the magic of his Iowa surge, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum ...

Amanda Terkel

Romney Fights Back Against Attacks

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is out with a new TV ad in South Carolina defending his record as a job creator and hitting his fellow GOP o...

Republicans Finally Rally Around Romney

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT and KASIE HUNT | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

GREER, S.C. — An array of Republicans and conservatives – including some of Mitt Romney's sharpest critics – rushed to the GOP presi...

Newt Pulls Back From Attack After Republicans Worry

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Under pressure from some in his own party, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Thursday tempered his public atta...