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South Carolina Gop Debate

Mark Sanford Attack Backfires

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

The fight for the right to represent the GOP in South Carolina's 1st Congressional District special election hit a peak moment of tension on Thursday....

GOP Challenger Hits Mark Sanford In Debate

AP | BRUCE SMITH | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

By BRUCE SMITH, The Associated Press CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The man running against former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford in a GOP runoff for an ope...

When Professional Wrestling Meets Presidential Debate

Sam Sommers | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Sam Sommers

This isn't the first time that we've been talking about crowd reactions after a debate. One question we rarely ask, however, is whether these televised responses change the way that those of us at home feel about the candidates.

Jason Linkins

Gingrich Defends Controversial Claim, Gets Standing Ovation

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

During Monday night's Republican debate in South Carolina, moderator Juan Williams asked former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to respond to criticism he...

Ryan Grim

Rick Santorum Blasts Mitt Romney Over Voting Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum schooled Mitt Romney in classic Santorum fashion during the GOP debate in South Carolina Monday night, drawing him in and pouncing. A su...

Jon Ward

First Republican Presidential Debate Pulled Off Course

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- It may have been the moment when former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson extended his riff about how his reality TV show would be diff...

Jason Linkins

South Carolina Primary Debate To Feature No-Shows, Spurned Hopefuls, And Media Restrictions

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics

The candidates that the debate organizers want won't be showing up. The AP is in a kerfuffle with Fox News over "restrictions placed on media access." What is the point of this debate, again?

South Carolina Debate: News & Updates Ahead Of The First GOP Presidential Forum

Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The 2012 election season begins Thursday in earnest with the Republican Party’s first presidential primary debate here at 9 p.m....

Jon Ward

South Carolina Debate's Small Field Guarantees A Strong Libertarian Flavor

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The final field for the first debate of the Republican presidential primary election is set, but there are twice as many hopefuls who ar...