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South Carolina Primary Election

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...

Why Newt Is Like Nixon

time.com | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

He won with a glower. After Newt Gingrich fought off a totally reasonable question about an ex-wife’s account of his acknowledged adultery in last T...

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

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...