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South Carolina Primary 2012

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...

Gingrich Could Sour Even After Success

Real Clear Politics | By David Paul Kuhn | Posted 01.28.2012 | Politics

It’s no longer a race between Mitt Romney and Not Romney. Newt Gingrich’s resurgence is rooted in the candidate he is, rather than the candidate h...

Where's the Outrage? It Takes Comedians to Stand Up to Newt's Hypocrisy

Sophia A. McClennen | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Sophia A. McClennen

In the absurdity that has become the Republican Primary we have increasingly had to look to comedians to make sense of the whole mess, by exposing hypocrisy and speaking truth to power.

Shocking Truth About S.C. Dead Voter Claim

Spring Valley Patch | Reilly Moore | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

Apparently, dead men aren't actually voting. The South Carolina Election Commission on Wednesday disputed claims that more than 900 dead voters cas...

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...

What's So Funny? Why Colbert Is Funny and Cain Is Not

Sophia A. McClennen | Posted 03.24.2012 | Comedy
Sophia A. McClennen

It is worth remembering that at one point Cain was topping the polls. Perhaps the public recognized that they didn't share Cain's sense of humor. Let's hope that they share Colbert's.

South Carolina: An Embarrassment of Riches?

Christopher Lamb | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics
Christopher Lamb

During my first semester at the College of Charleston 15 years ago, I was teaching a journalism writing course where I gave weekly current-events quiz...

'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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Rick Santorum Pushes On To Florida

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Vowing to go forward, Republican Rick Santorum cast his disappointing third-place finish in this state's primary as a hiccup and p...

Ryan Grim

Romney's Enthusiasm Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Ron Paul Pushes On After Fourth Place Finish

AP | By BETH FOUHY | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Brushing off his poor last place finish in the South Carolina primary Saturday, Republican Ron Paul promised supporters the momentum...

Howard Fineman

Former GOP Chair Says Chances Of An Open Convention '50-50'

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Michael Steele, the former Republican national chairman who oversaw the writing of the party's nominating rules in 2010, told The Huffi...

Dave Jamieson

Mitt Romney's Biggest Weakness

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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. ...

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...