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  • Conservationist dies after rattlesnake bite at nature preserve

    06/13/2016 7:13:31 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 52 replies
    The State ^ | JUNE 13, 2016 | SAMMY FRETWELL
    COLUMBIA, SC A Columbia-area conservationist died after suffering a snake bite at a Clarendon County wildlife preserve over the weekend. Wayne M. Grooms, a 71-year-old West Columbia resident, was a Lexington County Soil and Water Conservation district commissioner who was locally well regarded for his knowledge of the natural world. A rattlesnake bit Grooms late Sunday afternoon while he was visiting Santee National Wildlife Refuge, according to the Clarendon County Coroners Office. Grooms died within 15 minutes of the snake bite, but a cause of death has not been determined. Grooms had a medical condition and an autopsy is to...
  • Tropical Storm Bonnie

    05/28/2016 1:47:51 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 48 replies
    NOAA/NHC ^ | May 28, 2016 | NOAA/NHC
    The 2016 tropical storm season is making its mark with an unusually early start. Tropical Storm Bonnie promises to wash out coastal plans for the Carolina coast. Public Advisories
  • SC: A Felon Has Rights to Self Defense

    05/11/2016 3:47:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 50 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Quintonio Porter Felons do not give up their right to self defense simply because they have committed crimes in the past. They often live a very dangerous lifestyle, and as the most common victims of homicide, they may need effective self defense more than other people. A recent case in South Carolina shows that the justice system is realizing this truth. It investigated the shooting where Quintonio Porter, a convicted felon, shot and killed his friend, Jarrius Harding, in the middle of a gunfight. From Jarrius Harding, 18, was killed in the midday shootout near the intersection of...
  • Ditched and Switched Top Ted Cruz Activist Jumps Ship to Join Donald Trumps Campaign

    04/12/2016 5:26:36 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 51 replies
    UPSTATE SOCIAL CONSERVATIVE CITES IMMIGRATION ISSUE Michelle Wiles one of the Palmetto States most influential conservative activists is leaving the South Carolina leadership team of Ted Cruz and joining the campaign of Donald Trump, sources close to both campaigns told us this week. The Upstate social conservative widely known and respected in evangelical circles had been one of Cruzs most articulate, well-connected South Carolina supporters. Now her support will go to The Donald. If this scenario sounds familiar, it should This isnt the first time an influential female Cruz supporter has gone over to Trumps...
  • Honolulu Feels The Bern

    03/21/2016 12:46:24 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 8 replies
    Honolulu Civil Beat ^ | March 20 .2016 | Chad Blair
    Think Hillary Clinton has a lock on Hawaiis presidential preference poll this coming Saturday? Maybe not. Two enthusiastic Honolulu receptions on Sunday for the wife of Clintons chief opponent, Bernie Sanders, suggests that supporters of the Vermont senator believe the Democratic primary process is far from over, despite the substantial delegate lead for the former secretary of state. Jane Sanders flew into town to meet privately with about two dozen veterans at Tommy Kakesako Hall on Nimitz Highway, an event well covered by local media.
  • Fire reported at Oconee Nuclear Station (March 6 event)

    03/09/2016 7:57:57 PM PST · by ransomnote · 6 replies
    link prohibited | March 6, 2016 | Ron Barnett
    According to a GreenvilleOnline news report, a transformer exploded and burned at Oconee Nuclear Station. The article can't be linked but should you choose to search on it, includes cell phone footage. The fire burned a power line that connected the transformer to a switch yard (sends power to the grid). This triggered an alert classified as the "second least serious" level of emergency for a nuke plant. The level of severity was due to its capacity to affect plant operations. They shut down Unit 1 because without the damaged transformer, other transformers would not have been able to carry...
  • How Donald Trump Kept Marco Rubio at Bay in Virginia

    03/01/2016 11:06:32 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    Fortune ^ | March 1, 2016 | Justin Sullivan
    It looks like Rubio carried the states wealthy northern suburbs, and Trump took the rest. (SNIP) Rubios strongholds overlapped heavily with those that lifted Barack Obama to his second straight win in the state in his 2012 reelection race.
  • Turning Against Trump

    02/21/2016 11:42:37 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 129 replies
    People who pride themselves on rational thinking know there are few feelings worse than being wrong about something, especially something that they made a big noise about at the time. What helps lessen this intellectual humiliation is understanding that, given the information available at the time, the decision was a rational one at the time. The remedy for the initial error is to use the newly available information to reach a more reasoned decision. As the campaign season goes forward, we're learning more about Donald Trump's politics and seeing his initial ebullient puckishness too often give way to self-referential arrogance...
  • AP Calls SC for Trump

    02/20/2016 4:34:30 PM PST · by TraditionalMerica · 54 replies
  • South Carolina Primary Results [Trump projected winner by NBC and Fox News]

    02/20/2016 4:27:35 PM PST · by entropy12 · 404 replies
    MSNBC just projected Donald Trump winner of SC priimary
  • Live South Carolina GOP Primary Exit Poll Analysis

    02/20/2016 1:14:14 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 45 replies ^ | 2016-02-20 | ABC News
    Who turned out in today's South Carolina Republican primary and what motivated their votes? For all the answers, bookmark this page or save it in the ABC News app now and come back shortly after 5 p.m. ET for the first wave of South Carolina primary exit poll results. Polls close at 7 p.m. ET. The ABC News Analysis Desk will be updating this page with live analysis of the exit polls.
  • South Carolina Republican Presidential Primary Poll 2/19/16 (Rubio closing in on Trump)

    02/20/2016 12:53:02 PM PST · by entropy12 · 30 replies
    Augusta Chronicle ^ | 02/19/2016 | Opinion Savvy
    Augusta Chronicle 2/18 - 2/19 780 LV MOE 3.5 Trump 27 Rubio 24 Cruz 19 Bush 11 Kasich 7 Carson 8
  • UPDATES: So far, turnout heavy, voting smooth in SC’s GOP primary

    02/20/2016 10:01:54 AM PST · by BlueNgold · 38 replies
    The State (SC) ^ | 20 February 2016 | The State staff, compilation
    Updates being posted throughout the day from SC. Some typical anecdotal quotes from voters included.
  • Good Samaritan buys officers' dinner, leaves 'Blue Lives Matter' note

    02/20/2016 8:01:36 AM PST · by kevcol · 25 replies
    FOX Carolina ^ | February 19, 2016 | Heather Moylan
    Inman and Travelers Rest police officers gathered at Los Cabos Bar & Grill on Friday night for dinner with their families.... . . Paris said a woman had walked into the restaurant to pick up a to-go order and noticed the officers dressed in uniform. The customer paid for the entire group's meal and left the note to pass along.
  • 2016 Primary Forecasts Chance of winning South Carolina

    02/19/2016 5:59:54 PM PST · by entropy12 · 12 replies
    Five Thirty Eight ^ | 02/18/16 | Nate Silver ?
    According to our latest polls-plus forecast, Donald Trump has a 77% chance of winning the South Carolina primary. Our forecasts do not produce a single expected vote share for each candidate, but rather generate a range of possible outcomes, shown below. The range will be wider or narrower under certain circumstances: For instance, it narrows as the election gets closer. Our estimate of each candidates chance of winning the state is based on these ranges.
  • The targeting of Trump: 6 TV ads aiming to knock down the front-runner

    02/19/2016 12:43:39 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 29 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | February 19, 2016 | AFFAN CHOWDHRY
    Donald Trump's opponents are increasingly targeting him in a slew of TV attack ads that throw shade on his business ventures and conservative credentials and draw attention to some of his un-presidential qualities on the campaign trail - like his use of the f-bomb. In large part, that is unsurprising. Mr. Trump is the front-runner heading into the South Carolina primary on Feb. 20 and the ads are ratcheting up the pressure - aimed at dislodging the billionaire real estate tycoon from the top of voter survey polls. Another wealthy Republican candidate faced a similar barrage of TV attacks four...
  • New Opinion Savvy Poll Shows Rubio Surge

    02/19/2016 12:39:40 PM PST · by mcjordansc · 54 replies
    Opinion Savvy ^ | 2/19/2016 | Press Release
    The horse race: Trump 27% Rubio 24% Cruz 19% Bush 11% Carson 8% Kasich 7%
  • 2015 FLASHBACK: Donald J. Trump says doctors make too much money (video)

    02/19/2016 9:14:14 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 85 replies
    New Zeal ^ | February 18, 2016 | Renee Nal
    Is there anybody more "all over the map" on healthcare than Donald Trump?...
  • LIVE:3 Trump Rallies Today! 12:00pm Myrtle Beach,3:00pm Pawley’s Island, 7:00pm Charleston (EST)

    02/19/2016 4:31:06 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 2,152 replies
    Three Live Events today, Friday, February 19, 2016 for GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump. This is the home stretch for Donald Trump, and he's not holding back. So let's support him to as best we can. It shows all of us here that he wants this more than anyone. It's one thing to go to a rally, the main thing is to get out there and vote for the man. The first rally is in Myrtle Beach, SC at the Myrtle Beach Sports Center. The event is scheduled to begin at 12:00 PM EST. The second rally is in Pawley's...
  • LIVE: 2 Trump SC Rallies today @ Kiawah 11:00am and Gaffney 5:30pm

    02/18/2016 12:01:57 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 988 replies
    The first rally today, Thursday, February 18, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Kiawah, SC at Legends Ballroom at Turtle Point Clubhouse. The event is scheduled to begin at 11:00 AM EST. Kiawah, SC (Only 1624 people live here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) Kiawah is a sea island, or barrier island, on the Atlantic coast of the United States. Located 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Charleston in Charleston County, South Carolina, it is operated today largely as a gated beach and golf resort — the Kiawah Island Golf Resort — with spacious villas, beaches, large and acclaimed...
  • Cruz: Trump wrote checks to Dems who fought conservatives 'tooth and nail'

    02/17/2016 9:52:23 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 61 replies
    Conservatives for Ted Cruz ^ | February 16, 2016
    Ted Cruz began his Monday with a somewhat contentious interview on Fox & Friends. Contentious because at least two of the three co-hosts are Trump supporters. Which two? Watch the body language in the right hand frame at the 7:25 mark, when Sen. Cruz points that Trump has given money to Jimmy Carter, Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer and Harry Reid: ...
  • Ted Cruz Super PAC President: We’ve Knocked on ‘More than 100,000 Doors’ in South Carolina

    02/17/2016 8:46:26 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 88 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/17/16 | Dan Reihl
    Pollster and president of the Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) -aligned Super PAC “Keep the Promise,” Kellyanne Conway told Breitbart News Daily host Stephen K. Bannon on Sirius XM that her internal polls predict Trump will win the South Carolina primary on Saturday. Conway said her PAC is seeing a tighter three-man race right now between Rubio, Cruz and Trump as questions have arisen over numerous South Carolina polls flying around. “Trump wins, but not by the dramatic margins that he got in New Hampshire, not by the dramatic margins that some of these polls show,” she said. Cruz and then...
  • LIVE:3 Trump SC Rallies 2/17/2016, 10am Bluffton, 5pm Walterboro, 7pm Sumter.

    02/17/2016 2:44:03 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 840 replies
    Today's Live Events Wednesday, February 17, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Bluffton, SC at Magnolia Hall. The event is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM EST. Wednesday, February 17, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Walterboro, SC. The event is scheduled to begin at 5:00 PM EST. Wednesday, February 17, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Sumter, SC at the Sumter County Civic Center. The event is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM EST. Bluffton, SC Magnolia Hall Bluffton is a...
  • Live:2 SC Trump Rallies 2/16/2016. The 1st in North Augusta @ 2:00pm. The 2nd in Beaufort @ 6:00pm.

    02/16/2016 5:34:36 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 753 replies
    Tuesday, February 16, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold two campaign rallies today. The first in North Augusta in the North Augusta Parks & Recreation, 100 Riverview Park Drive @ 2:00 PM EST, and the second in Beaufort @ the Beaufort High School Performing Arts Center @ 6:00PM (EST). NORTH AUGUSTA, SC North Augusta is a city in Aiken County, South Carolina, United States, on the north bank of the Savannah River. The population was 21,348 at the 2010 census. The city is included in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) and is part of the Augusta, Georgia...
  • Hogan Gidley: Trump ‘In the Driver’s Seat’ In South Carolina

    02/15/2016 8:16:49 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 20 replies ^ | February 15
    Former Executive Director of the South Carolina Republican Party and past adviser for Mike Huckabee Hogan Gidley attended the recent Republican debate and agreed with frontrunner Donald Trump that the majority of the attendees, many of whom booed Trump repeatedly, were from the donor class. "It was a stroke of genius by Donald Trump to say these are all donors, because they were. I was the Executive Director of party for awhile ... of course you give tickets to donors. The rank and file rarely get in. So, you do have a large establishment contingent in a crowd," Gidley said...
  • George W. Bush comes to little brother’s aid in South Carolina

    02/15/2016 9:34:15 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 25 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | Feb 16 2016
    He’s back. George W. Bush ended years of self-imposed political exile on Monday with a full-throated defense of his brother Jeb, who could face a last stand in Saturday’s South Carolina primary. Never mentioning his little brother’s chief tormentor and Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump by name, the former president made it clear before a crowd of hundreds of supporters that he considers the brash real estate magnate unfit for the presidency — and his brother ready to serve. “These are tough times and I understand Americans are angry and frustrated, but we do not need someone in the Oval...
  • Trump again hints at third-party run: 'The RNC is in default'

    02/16/2016 12:06:01 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 97 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 15, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky 3.5K1 1327
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday again hinted at a possible third-party run, saying that the Republican National Committee is "in default" of an agreement and is not treating him fairly. "When somebody's in default, that means the other side can do what they have to do," he said. "The RNC is in default." Trump signed a pledge last year to run as a Republican and not as an independent. He first raised the posibility of a third-party run in an exclusive interview with The Hill last summer. "I signed a pledge but it's a double-edge pledge, and as...
  • South Carolina Republican Presidential Primary Polls

    02/15/2016 5:55:42 PM PST · by entropy12 · 70 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Thru February 15, 2016 | RCP
  • CNN Announces back to back TownHalls South Carolina

    02/15/2016 5:23:19 AM PST · by SueRae · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/13/16 | Gregory Krieg,
    CNN announced Saturday that it will host back-to-back Republican town hall events in South Carolina on Wednesday and Thursday nights at 8 p.m. ET. Over the course of two nights, all six of the remaining GOP presidential candidates will have the opportunity to answer questions from Palmetto State voters, who go to the polls on Saturday, February 20, for the Republican Party primary. CNN's Anderson Cooper will moderate both events. Ben Carson, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio will gather in Greenville for Wednesday night's prime-time broadcast. On Thursday, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush and John Kasich will appear in Columbia. The...
  • LIVE THREAD: Donald Trump rally 2/15/2016 in Greenville, SC at the TD Convention Center. 7:00 PM EST

    02/14/2016 6:02:39 PM PST · by nikos1121 · 841 replies
    Okay, I know it's like almost 24 hours until this starts, but everyone is mailing me to start a thread. And frankly, I'm excited too. This could be the beginning of the end to this primary fight as the winner potentially can take all 50 delegates. I will tell you how this can happen later. Monday, February 15, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Greenville, SC at the TD Convention Center. The event is scheduled to begin at 7:00 PM EST. GREENVILLE, SC This is the first stop in a busy week for Donald...
  • LIVE THREAD: Trump rally 12:00pm @ Holiday Inn Charleston-Mount Pleasant 2/15/2016 Presser @ 2:30pm

    02/15/2016 1:27:51 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 508 replies
    Trump Family Pingers have alerted us to another rally today, Feb 15, 2016 @ Holiday Inn Charleson-Mt. Pleasant. 12 noon (EST) We have one live thread, but as we get closer we suppect there will be others. A press conference is scheduled for 2:30pm All EST. Whereby the other candidates are playing it safe, there's Trump holding a press conference and fielding questions from the press!!!! No matter what you think of the man, he brings energy to the job of presidency. FROM MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN It's time for the silent majority to start making noise! WE MUST SPEAK...
  • CBS Poll: Trump Poised for Landslide Win Over Establishment in South Carolina

    02/14/2016 8:02:00 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 391 replies ^ | February 14
    A new poll from CBS News conducted before Saturday's GOP debate, shows Donald Trump with 42 percent support among Republicans, and a massive 22 point lead over second-place candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) The three candidates vying for the "establishment lane" -- Jeb Bush, Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) combine for just 30 percent support. The poll of likely Republican primary voters, drawn from a larger sample of 1,300 registered voters, shows Trump with 42 percent, followed by Cruz with 20 percent. Rubio is third with 15 percent, ahead of Kasich with 9 percent and of Jeb...
  • Was Scalia poisoned ?

    02/13/2016 8:54:46 PM PST · by libh8er · 141 replies
    2.13.2016 | Me
    <p>Why are they in such a hurry to rule "natural causes" as cause of death ? He was fit enough to go on vacation and go hunting until he suddenly complained of not feeling well. And then he wakes up dead in some remote part of the country.</p>
  • Wild GOP debate repeatedly goes off the rails as candidates shred each other on stage

    02/14/2016 2:02:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 128 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 14, 2016 | Pamela Engel
    "...Some of the last fireworks of the night came when Cruz attacked Trump's supposedly "very, very liberal" policies."Flexibility is a good thing, but you shouldn't be flexible on core principles," Cruz said. "I like Donald. He is an amazing entertainer. But his policies for most of his life..have been very, very liberal."Cruz continued:For most of his life, he has described himself as very pro-choice and as a supporter of partial-birth abortion. Right now today as a candidate, he supports federal taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood. I disagree with him on that."You are the single biggest liar," Trump shot back. "You...
  • St. Valentines Day Massacre. What Candidates Must Do to Win the Debate and South Carolina

    02/12/2016 4:37:14 PM PST · by MLL · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 12, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    Tomorrow night marks the only Republican debate scheduled before the crucial South Carolina primary. Donald Trump has all the momentum going in; Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)is considered a strong challenger; Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)faces a steep comeback after imploding in New Hampshire; former Florida Governor Jeb Bush continues to squawk about his supposedly revivified campaign; Ohio Governor John Kasich will put in a showing in South Carolina, but has already largely conceded the primary; Ben Carson is hanging on for no apparent reason other than to grow his database. The only poll out of South Carolina following New...
  • Bush's Relentless Attacks Hurt Rubio In New Hampshire

    02/12/2016 5:05:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | February 12, 2016 | Deroy Murdock
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — The mood at the Radisson Hotel here was restrained Tuesday night, to say the least. Voters and volunteers who backed Senator Marco Rubio (R - Florida) grew increasingly subdued as election returns showed him earning the No. 5 spot in the GOP presidential primary.  Rubio's disappointing 10.6 percent finish must have surprised observers as seasoned as New Hampshire Union Leader editorial-page editor (and Chris Christie supporter) Grant Bosse. Over lunch at the Thirsty Moose Taphouse on Elm Street, he said on Tuesday afternoon: "I don't think Marco will drop below third." No such luck.  Rubio himself acknowledged the problem. Despite the "Marcomentum" after he...
  • Mysterious Super PAC Linked to Rubio-Romney Promises to “Kill Off” Trump in South Carolina

    02/12/2016 6:31:20 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 10, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    A mysterious Super PAC with links to Rubio and Romney promises to "kill off" Donald Trump in South Carolina. DC Whispers reported: This mysterious, Mitt-Romney-linked Super PAC is letting it be known they are prepared for all-out war to ensure Mr. Trump gets nowhere near the GOP nomination. The name of the "anyone but Trump" multi-million dollar effort calls itself the, Our Principles PAC and is headed by former Mitt Romney deputy campaign manager, Katie Packer. One of Packer's oft-repeated complaints against Donald Trump is that he is a RINO. That's right, the former Deputy campaign manager for MITT ROMNEY,...
  • Ted Cruz leads a prayer with 14,000 cheering evangelicals in S.C.

    02/12/2016 9:45:44 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 201 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 12 at 8:00 PM | Philip Rucker
    GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Many of the Republican presidential candidates descended Friday on Greenville ahead of Saturday's CBS debate.But only one was savvy enough to get himself enlisted as the opening act of a throbbing, trembling Christian rock concert that packed 14,000 evangelicals into a downtown arena on Friday night.So here came Ted Cruz, striding onto the catwalk of a stage, beaming under the spotlight, leading the crowd in prayer, asking them to unite behind him in next Saturday's primary election, and jumping up like a basketball player high-fiving fans as he walked into the locker rooms in the bowels of...
  • 'Pro-Faith' or 'Profane?' Trump Surrogate Gets Heckled at Faith and Family Forum

    02/13/2016 12:24:33 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 320 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 12, 2016 | Leigh Munsil
    "...[Pastor Mark Burns] repeated four times: "Donald Trump is pro-faith. He is pro-faith. He is pro-faith. He is pro-faith." But an attendee called out loudly that Trump is "profane" - presumably referring to Trump's use of the word "pussy" on stage to mock opponent Sen. Ted Cruz and other such statements over the course of the campaign. Burns responded by admitting that Trump's language is profane. "Let me tell you one thing, I'm grateful you said that, that Donald Trump is profane, and that's what you're saying," he said. "Donald Trump is profane, but guess what? ... I don't know...
  • Four GOP Candidates Pledge To Pass FADA In First 100 days

    02/12/2016 10:44:57 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 12, 2016 | Nate Madden and Robert Eno
    Four remaining Presidential Candidates Ted Cruz, Ben Carson and Marco Rubio, and Jeb Bush have pledged to push for passing the First Amendment Defense Act within their first 100 days in office, while others still in the race have not. The pledge, a joint effort of the American Principles Project, Heritage Action for America and Family Research Council Action, reads "If elected, I pledge to push for the passage of the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) and sign it into law during the first 100 days of my term as President." "Our future President, whoever he or she may be,...
  • Trump, Kasich Get a Bump in Latest South Carolina Poll

    02/12/2016 9:06:34 PM PST · by entropy12 · 46 replies via Fiscal Times ^ | 10 hours ago | 10 hours ago
    If the Republican establishment wants to slow Donald Trumps momentum, it has its work cut out for it in South Carolina. The first poll there since Trumps dominant performance in the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary on Monday shows that he has extended his lead in the Palmetto State ahead of its primary scheduled for Feb. 20. The poll, conducted on behalf of the Augusta Chronicle, Fox News 5 Atlanta and Morris News Service, showed Trump with 36.3 percent support among likely voters in the GOP primary, up from 32 percent that last time the poll was in the field...
  • Cruz claims support growing from 'Reagan coalition'

    02/12/2016 2:27:54 PM PST · by JediJones · 59 replies ^ | 2/12/2016 | Rad Berky
    ROCK HILL, S.C. - With South Carolina's Republican primary just about a week away, the stakes are high for all candidates. In an exclusive interview with NBC Charlotte's Rad Berky, Ted Cruz said he is appealing to more than just evangelicals who will make up more than 50-percent of the Republican electorate in the February 20 primary. "I'll tell you, what we are seeing is the old Reagan coalition coming together," Cruz said. Cruz finished strong in Iowa with evangelicals, but said he has support across the board. "We won conservatives," Cruz said. "We also won evangelicals and we won...
  • Club for Growth aims to take Trump down in South Carolina

    02/12/2016 10:13:39 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/12/16 | ELIZA COLLINS
    Club for Growth Action is claiming it took down Donald Trump in Iowa, and that it plans to do it again in South Carolina. The group, which has been consistently attacking Trump's conservative credentials for months, plans to hit the real estate mogul with a $1.5 million ad buy in the state that will start running Saturday on TV and digital platforms.
  • First on CNN: New Cruz ad hits Trump's character, accuses him of 'sleaze'

    02/11/2016 2:59:45 PM PST · by TBBT · 373 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/11/16 | MJ Lee
    (CNN)Ted Cruz will launch his most forceful attack yet against Donald Trump in a TV ad that accuses Trump of buying political influence "in a pattern of sleaze stretching back decades." The 60-second spot, shared first with CNN, is part of a six-figure ad buy that will hit voters' TV screens across South Carolina starting as early as Thursday. It centers around Vera Coking, an elderly widow who faced the threat of losing her home in Atlantic City when the city tried to seize it through eminent domain — in order to allow Trump to build a casino parking lot....
  • Sen. Ted Cruz rallies 2,000-plus conservatives, evangelicals in Fort Mill

    02/12/2016 12:04:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 126 replies
    The Herald - Rock Hill, SC ^ | February 11, 2016 | Andrew Dys
    FORT MILL - With just a week left to persuade evangelical South Carolina voters that he is the only Republican alternative to Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and conservative pundit Glenn Beck thrilled more than 2,000 of the faithful late Thursday at MorningStar Fellowship, a Fort Mill megachurch. Cruz vowed to be the dam that would stop a liberal wave, saying he will fight for the sanctity of marriage, return the military to strength, and secure the borders against a tide of illegal immigration. "I will stop amnesty and secure the borders," Cruz told The Herald before the event. "I will...
  • Trump question leaves House Republican stumbling

    02/11/2016 8:00:52 PM PST · by entropy12 · 31 replies ^ | 02/11/16 12:40 PM | Steve Benen
    As much of the political world shifts its attention towards the South Carolina primary, MSNBCs Steve Kornacki checked in this morning with Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.), the states former governor. Sanford noted he’d heard from a lot of locals that supporting Donald Trump would help send a message to Washington. The Trump candidacy, the congressman added, has tapped into Republicans frustrations. Sanford’s troubles were understandable. There were plenty of Republicans who effectively, if not literally, ruled out Trump as a possibility in 2015, when they still assumed the New York developer’s support would collapse. But many of those same GOP...
  • Cruz disciples take aim at Obama's immigration orders

    02/11/2016 6:52:33 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | February 11, 2016
    A pair of Texas litigators are following Cruz's lead as they gird for a Supreme Court battle this April. On the campaign trail, Ted Cruz has vowed to rescind President Barack Obama's controversial executive actions on immigration - but it's two of his former aides who could actually kill it. Scott Keller and Chip Roy - who served in top roles in Cruz's Senate office - are now litigators on behalf of Texas, leading the lawsuit against Obama's unilateral actions, which are at the cornerstone of the president's immigration legacy. The duo's positions also underscore Cruz's enduring influence and reach...
  • Cruz's Silent Success

    02/10/2016 3:19:55 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 36 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | Feb. 10, 2016, at 10:40 a.m. | Robert Schlesinger
    Ted Cruz's strong third-place finish in New Hampshire is the most underrated story of Tuesday's primary – and the most ominous. There's no question that Donald Trump scored an epic win last night in New Hampshire. But there's still a lot of primary season left, and one item that shouldn't be easily glossed over is Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's surprisingly strong performance in the Granite State.New Hampshire is not Cruz country in the way that Iowa was: He appeals to the party's tea party and evangelical base, and they're simply not as prevalent in the flinty Northeast. The Iowa electorate...
  • Trump’s Ad Says Cruz Can’t Be Trusted

    02/11/2016 2:44:02 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 88 replies ^ | February 10
    The advertisement opens with Mr. Trump giving a thumbs-up, "approving this message," but becomes very critical very fast. A raspy voice alleges Mr. Cruz "talks from both sides of his mouth on amnesty" for undocumented immigrants, as a photograph of Mr. Cruz zooms to the foreground and an interview with Fox News plays in the background. "Cruz Challenged on Immigration Flip-Flop," the ad proclaims in white text, citing Fox News. The ad cuts to a photograph of Mr. Cruz, glistening and smirking, his gaze cast longingly on an image of the Wall Street sign, as the narrator accuses him of...
  • Carson staying in race, sees South Carolina victory

    02/10/2016 4:57:39 PM PST · by conservative98 · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | February 10, 2016 | Tom LoBianco
    Ben Carson said Wednesday he will be staying in the Republican race, despite a poor showing in New Hampshire, and is hoping to win big in South Carolina. "I'm not getting any pressure from our millions of supporters (to leave the race). I'm getting a lot of pressure to make sure I stay in the race," Carson told CNN's Jake Tapper on "The Lead." "You know, they're reminding me that I'm here because I responded to their imploring me to get involved. And I respect that and I'm not just going to walk away from the millions of people who...