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South Carolina Primary Election

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...

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 ...

Romney Backer: Ron Paul 'Shouldn't Be Dismissed'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

In an interview Wednesday with CBS News' Bob Schieffer, Tim Pawlenty discussed the challenges Mitt Romney faces following his victory in New Hampshire...

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....

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 ...

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...

Jon Ward

Romney's Gets Big New Hamsphire Win, But 'Bloody Mess' In South Carolina Awaits

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- After a solid win in the Granite State, and signs that attacks on his business career may be backfiring, Mitt Romney should be on ...

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...

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 ...

Perry Faces Skepticism In Key State

The State | Adam Beam | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

SPARTANBURG -- Heath Stephens, a 48-year-old auto repair shop owner, has decided he is not voting for Mitt Romney....

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 ...

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...

State's High Court To Hear Key 2012 Primary Case

AP | By JIM DAVENPORT | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- South Carolina's Supreme Court has agreed take a case challenging the state's authority to conduct the GOP's first-in-the-South pres...

Lawsuit Threatens To Stop Primary Contest In Key 2012 State

AP | JIM DAVENPORT | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Four South Carolina counties are challenging the state election commission's authority to conduct a 2012 presidential primary, ...

South Carolina Becomes Latest State To Rock Primary Election Process

Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

South Carolina's Republican presidential primary contest will be held on January 21, instead of February 28, according to CNN. The scheduling chan...

Republicans In Key Primary State May Go Rogue In 2012

The State | Adam Beam | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics

Since 1980, the Republican presidential nominee has won every contested S.C. GOP primary -- a record that has given the Palmetto State's vote a kingma...

Nikki Haley To Veto South Carolina Primary Election Bill

AP | JIM DAVENPORT | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Two officials close to South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley say she will veto a plan to use taxpayer money to pay for the first-in-t...

Key State Could Kill 2012 GOP Primary Election

The State | John O'Conner | Posted 08.26.2011 | Politics

South Carolina's much-watched first-in-the-South Republican presidential primary could become a far less important first-in-the-South caucus....