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South Carolina Primary Election 2012

WATCH: DNC Attack Ad Slams Bain Capital

Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

As the 2012 campaign road winds its way toward South Carolina, frontrunner Mitt Romney's time at Bain Capital is under more and more scrutiny. The ...

Santorum: 'Please Pray For Us'

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Rick Santorum faces a double-barreled challenge in South Carolina: stand up a strong campaign organization while effectively an...

Nikki Haley Aide's Shocking Discovery

Easley Patch | Jeff Brush | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

In a statement released Wednesday S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson reported the discovery of evidence that was uncovered by Department of Motor Vehic...

DeMint: 'We Really Need Someone Like A Governor Scott Walker' In The White House

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) does not plan to endorse a candidate in the GOP presidential primary ahead of his state's crucial Jan. 21 primary. But he sai...

Romney Calls Job Loss 'Devastating'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said during a stop in South Carolina on Thursday that he believes "any time a job is lost it's a tragedy." Po...

Key Ally Ditches Perry

AP | BRIAN BAKST | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

WALTERBORO, S.C. — Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry refused Thursday to retreat from disparaging comments about rival Mitt Romney's ...

Newt Goes On The Defensive

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said questions he's raising about Mitt Romney's record as a venture capitalist are "not ...

GOP Candidates Woo Key Senator

AP | JIM DAVENPORT | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — In the 2012 Republican nominating contest, Sen. Jim DeMint is like the pretty girl all the boys want to take to the prom. Nearl...

GOP Candidates' Attack May Fall Flat In Key Primary State

AP | By JEFFREY COLLINS | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

LEXINGTON, S.C. -- At first glance, South Carolina seems like a place where attacks on Mitt Romney's experience at the helm of a venture capital firm ...

Jim DeMint Has Advice For GOP Hopeful

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

What a difference a month makes. Back on Dec. 9, 2011, Newt Gingrich was sitting pretty. Polls showed the former House Speaker as the Republican fa...

Never Go Naked To A Knife Fight

Christopher Lamb | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Christopher Lamb

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who just won the New Hampshire primary, needs to keep in mind what happened to McCain in South Carolina or else he will find himself dazed and confused, and talking out of both sides of his mouth. Again.

Newt's Campaign Cuts Devastating Video

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

Newt Gingrich's campaign has compiled several of Mitt Romney's most damaging gaffes in a single web video, signaling that the campaign is willing to s...

Elise Foley

Mitt Romney Endorsed By Architect Of Arizona Immigration Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney announced on Wednesday an endorsement from Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state who helped wr...

Ron Paul Sends Unorthodox Message To Key Primary State

AP | By CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. -- GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul is touting his anti-war message in South Carolina, a state with a strong military presence....

South Carolina Primary 2012: Live Updates From The Palmetto State

Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

After the 2012 Iowa caucus and New Hampshire's primary election, the race for the Republican presidential nomination continues on to South Carolina. ...

Newt Plays Up Regional Ties In Key State

AP | SHANNON McCAFFREY | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

ROCK HILL, S.C. — Newt Gingrich's South Carolina strategy is pretty simple: Tear down Republican front-runner Mitt Romney with a populist pitch ...

Nikki Haley Faces Unexpected Hurdle

Spring Valley Patch | Jonathan Allen | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

Oldendick is not alone among political observers to largely dismiss the relevance of political endorsements, even as candidates love to tout winning t...

Perry Lets His Drawl Hang Out

AP | BRIAN BAKST | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

PICKENS, S.C. — Rick Perry is pouring on the down-home charm as he seeks a campaign revival in South Carolina, betting that geographic kinship w...

Elise Foley

Anti-Immigration Group Makes South Carolina Ad Buy

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

Anti-immigration group NumbersUSA announced on Tuesday that it will spend at least $100,000 on advertising before the South Carolina Republican primar...

Perry Pleads For Second Look In South Carolina

Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

By John Whitesides ANDERSON, S.C., Jan 9 (Reuters) - After rejection in Iowa and surrender in New Hampshire, Republican Rick Perry has pinned h...

Colbert Leads GOP Candidate In New Poll

Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

UPDATE: During an interview with Fox News on Tuesday, Huntsman responded to the poll results. “Well when I was on his show recently he promised ...

Remember Perry's Alamo

AP | JIM DAVENPORT | Posted 03.09.2012 | Politics

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Sunday that he's not giving up on the race for the Republican presidential nomination, comparing ...

Santorum Discusses Controversial Stance

Taylors-Wade Hampton Patch | Chris Winston and Andrew Moore | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

"It's been clarified about oh, 150,000 times, so I'll clarify 150,001," Santorum said. "I've never said I wanted to ban birth control. I wouldn't vote...

Mark Blumenthal

Romney Ahead In South Carolina, But Santorum's Rising

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While the news media focus on next week's Republican primary in New Hampshire, three new polls from South Carolina show how close former...

Nikki Haley Raises Eyebrows From Republicans

Goose Creek Patch | Greg Hambrick | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

SC Gov. Nikki Haley may be all-in for GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, but her supporters in New Hampshire are scratching their heads at her endo...