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  • Great Scott! Racist GOP Picks An African-American Senator

    12/18/2012 4:28:01 PM PST · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    <p>Congress: The first black Republican senator in three decades will be a spokesman for Tea Party conservatism and a proud member of the party that was founded to fight slavery and made the civil rights revolution possible.</p> <p>Though he'll inevitably be dismissed as a "token" or worse, Rep. Tim Scott, the next Republican senator from the former slave state of South Carolina, and the first black GOP senator since Edward Brooke of Massachusetts, shatters once again the stereotype of the GOP as a party of racists and sexists.</p>
  • Breaking: Nikki Haley to pick Tim Scott to replace DeMint in Senate

    12/17/2012 7:39:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/17/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Welcome, my friends, to the least surprising political news of the week. Nikki Haley will appoint Rep. Tim Scott to replace Senator Jim DeMint in the US Senate, making Scott the upper chamber's only African-American member, and give him a boost in the 2014 special election for the rest of DeMint's term: Multiple media sources are reporting that South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will indeed name Rep. Tim Scott to be the next senator from South Carolina.Scott will serve for two years, and then presumably run in a special election in 2014. If reelected, he would serve an additional two...
  • South Carolina governor expected to name Rep. Scott as DeMint's successor

    12/17/2012 7:34:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 17, 2012
    <p>Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is expected to name Rep. Tim Scott as the replacement for outgoing Sen. Jim DeMint, Fox News has learned.</p> <p>Haley is slated to announce her decision at noon on Monday at the Statehouse. Scott was elected to Congress in the 2010 Republican wave. Haley's selection would make him the first black U.S. senator from South Carolina.</p>
  • Haley to announce DeMint's replacement at noon

    12/17/2012 6:57:20 AM PST · by Perdogg · 17 replies
    Republican Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina will announce GOP Sen. Jim DeMint's successor at noon EST on Monday, her spokesman posted on Twitter.
  • Fox News added S Carolina to Electoral Vote Count (and now Georgia)

    11/06/2012 5:01:23 PM PST · by georgiegirl · 80 replies
    So it's not just the checkmark. I am just reporting what states Fox News has called. 49 Electoral Votes so far.
  • Teachers Face Investigations for Anti-Obama Messages

    11/14/2012 8:24:23 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 99 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Nov. 13, 2012 | Todd Starnes
    Two public school teachers are facing investigations for posting messages that some perceived as critical of President Obama on social networking sites. In Rock Hill, SC, a middle school teacher was placed on leave after she posted a message on her personal Facebook page about President Obama and food stamps. “Congrats Obama,” she allegedly wrote. “As one of my students sang down the hallway, ‘We get to keep our food stamps’ … which I pay for because they can’t budget their money … and really, neither can you.” A school spokesperson said they had received several calls complaining about the...
  • Aiken Chick-fil-A swamped with customers supporting chain restaurant

    08/01/2012 12:07:34 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    Aiken Standard ^ | 8-1-2012 | KAREN DAILY
    Aiken Public Safety is directing traffic from Whiskey Road onto East Gate Drive where motorists are attempting to turn into the Chick-fil-A parking lot in support of "Chick- fil-A Appreciation Day." Police Capt. David Turno said the franchise hired two officers earlier this week in anticipation of a large crowd. "Traffic is backed up, but the officers who were hired are out there directing the traffic," he said. Similar back-ups are being reported in North Augusta and in Atlanta. Steve Robinson, Executive Vice President of Marketing for Chick-fil-A, said in response to the overwhelming numbers of customers flooding the stores...
  • CofC Students Want Chick-fil-A on the Chopping Block

    07/29/2012 7:31:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    WISTV ^ | Jul 29, 2012 | Deja Knight
    After Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy made public remarks that the chain does not support gay marriage, Sara McNamara put down her last Chick-fil-A sandwich and got to work. "I started an online petition to prevent a second Chick Fil A from coming to the College of Charleston campus. It's a slap in the face," said McNamara, a lesbian who says she's appalled by Cathy's words. Plans are already in the works to bring a second Chick Fil A to campus in Berry Residence Hall. A C of C spokesperson told Live 5 News construction is already under way and it...
  • Sarah Palin: 'Teavangelical' shot caller

    01/24/2012 12:08:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Human Events ^ | January 24, 2012 | Tony Lee
    South Carolina represents the heart of the conservative movement because its Republican voters are fierce fiscal and social conservatives, which means they fervently support the Tea Party and evangelicals. These voters are now popularly referred to as “Teavangelicals” and, predictably, dominated the Palmetto State’s primary. According to exit polling from Saturday’s first-in-the-South primary, 64 percent of those who voted in the GOP primary in South Carolina supported the Tea Party and another 27 percent were neutral. Only 8 percent opposed. In addition, 65 percent of primary voters were “Born-Again or Evangelical Christian.” What happened in South Carolina is important for...
  • Who Won the Florida NBC GOP Debate? Newt Gingrich First, Ron Paul Second, Mitt Romney Last

    01/24/2012 5:55:37 AM PST · by xzins · 133 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | 24 Jan 12 | Chris Miles
    Are we watching the meltdown of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney? Fending off pointed attacks by fellow GOP candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum ... Romney looked ...flustered, stiff, and at times just babbled In comparison, Gingrich looked like he still had all the momentum from Saturday’s South Carolina primary win. He calmly answered questions ...(snip) The biggest surprise in the debate: Gingrich was not asked about his personal transgressions, ... ...After his 12-point South Carolina win, Gingrich has surged ahead in the Florida polls, leading 41% to the former Massachusetts governor's 32%. Still, Romney does expected to win Florida....
  • Newt is a Vessel: He Won South Carolina Because He Articulated Conservatism

    01/23/2012 3:10:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 23, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let me just tell you something, again, going against the conventional wisdom. Everybody is out there thinking the reason Newt triumphed is because of his media smackdown. That's not it. Everybody wants to credit Juan Williams and John King and the media for throwing softballs inadvertently setting Newt up for these answers. It's important, there's no question about it. It was great, but it's not about that. It's not even about Newt's great debate skills. You notice now the establishment is not saying, "That isn't gonna matter." They're trying to say that everything that's got Newt where...
  • South Carolina Message (Thomas Sowell)

    01/23/2012 1:00:39 PM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 24, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Just days before the South Carolina primary, polls showed Mitt Romney leading Newt Gingrich. Then came the debates and the question about Gingrich's private life, which brought a devastating response from the former Speaker of the House — and a standing ovation from the audience. Apparently the television audience felt the same way, judging by the huge turnaround in the support for Gingrich. The stunning victory in South Carolina brought Newt's candidacy back to life. But the message from South Carolina was about more than a reaction to how Gingrich dealt with a cheap shot question from the media....
  • South Carolina proves that the Tea Party is alive and well – and calling the shots

    01/23/2012 9:48:41 AM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | January 23rd, 2012 | Tim Stanley
    Mitt Romney has helped re-energise the Tea Party Just three days ago, many pundits were writing the obituary of the Tea Party. The unstoppable rise of Mitt Romney and the hopeless divisions within the conservative field seemed to suggest that the radical grassroots movement had passed away. The UK’s Guardian newspaper (a sort of Pravda for public sector workers) was gleeful. Ewen MacAskill wrote, “The noise and energy associated with the Tea Party since it exploded on to the US political scene three years has been stilled, overshadowed in recent months by the youthful enthusiasm of the Occupy Wall Street...
  • Gingrich Won on Electability: Exit Polls

    01/22/2012 2:14:48 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 56 replies
    online.wsj.com ^ | JANUARY 22, 2012 | ANDREW GROSSMAN
    Two of the key arguments of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's presidential candidacy—that he knows best how to handle the economy and stands the best chance of beating President Barack Obama—were dismissed by conservative South Carolina voters in the Republican primary Saturday, according to exit poll data from the state. That finding shows why former House Speaker Newt Gingrich won a solid victory, and also suggests the Romney camp may seek new ways to drive home its core message in the contests that lie ahead. In all three nominating contests so far, at least a plurality of voters have said...
  • Beltway Hive Circles the Wagons Against Gingrich (results in SC portend well for the GOP and Newt)

    01/22/2012 11:17:26 AM PST · by Brices Crossroads · 63 replies · 2+ views
    1/22/2012 | Brices Crossroads
    Not even 24 hours passed before the Establishment hive was out in force this morning, after Newt Gingrich's stunning decimation of Mitt Romney in the South Carolina primary. Chris Christie said that Newt has been an embarrassment to the party. His political paramour, Ann Coulter (who endorsed Romney in 2008, then Christie this cycle, and now Romney again...three liberals in a row) deemed him the "least conservative" of the current field and the least electable, among other snarky and degrading comments I will not repeat. Paradoxically, She also repeated the old liberal saw that we need to reach to the...
  • Gov. Christie: "Newt Gingrich Has Embarrassed The Party"

    01/22/2012 11:56:21 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 71 replies
    "I think Newt Gingrich has embarrassed the party over time," Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) said on NBC's "Meet the Press" this morning. "Whether he'll do again in the future, I don't know. But Gov. Romney never has."
  • In Victory Speech, Newt Gingrich Goes After Obama (Video 2:28)

    01/21/2012 7:49:16 PM PST · by lbryce · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 21, 2012 | Staff
  • FOX News calls it for NEWT!! WOO HOO!!

    01/21/2012 4:14:20 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 694 replies · 1+ views
    FOX News calls it for NEWT!! WOO HOO!!
  • Romney adviser: We could lose South Carolina

    01/20/2012 10:04:52 AM PST · by TBBT · 104 replies
    politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ^ | 1/20/2012 | Peter Hamby
    Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - With Newt Gingrich creeping up in the polls and potentially on the cusp of a South Carolina victory, one of Mitt Romney's senior advisers sought to change expectations ahead of Saturdays' pivotal presidential primary. Though his campaign has competed aggressively in the state and is hungry for a win here, Romney strategist Stuart Stevens said the idea of a loss to Gingrich on Saturday is not far-fetched. "Do I think we could lose South Carolina? Sure. Of course," Stevens told CNN after Thursday's presidential debate in Charleston. "The very idea that we are sting where...
  • Todd on Colbert: Making A Mockery of The System (re Stephen Colbert/So Carolina Primary)

    01/20/2012 5:36:31 AM PST · by truthkeeper · 20 replies
    The South Carolina State ^ | January 19, 2012 | unnattributed
    NBC Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd is no fan of comedian Stephen Colbert's efforts to take part in Saturday's SC GOP presidential primary and how the media is covering the Charleston native's "exploratory campaign." "But what he's doing now, with the campaign -- is that fair to the process?" Todd continued. "Yes, the process is a mess. But he's doing it in a way that it feels as if he's trying to influence it with his own agenda that may be anti-Republican. And is that fair to the Republican Party?" Todd said Colbert and his Comedy Central satirical news...
  • Firebrand Free Republic Founder Endorses Newt Gingrich With Epic Call to Action

    01/20/2012 7:57:08 AM PST · by true believer forever · 501 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 19, 2012 | Fox News
    I'm officially endorsing Newt Gingrich for president today. Was going to wait until after Florida, but see no reason to delay. We need Newt to win in South Carolina and Florida to stop any possible momentum building up for the establishment big government, statist, abortionist RINO!!
  • Gingrich, Romney in dead heat in new South Carolina (ARG: Newt-33, Mitt-32, Paul-19, Santorum-9)

    01/19/2012 1:13:47 PM PST · by TBBT · 24 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | 1/19/2012 | Stephanie Condon
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has gained popularity in South Carolina in recent days and is now in a dead heat with Mitt Romney in the Palmetto state, according to a new poll. Gingrich leads in the latest American Research Group (ARG) poll, conducted January 17-18, with 33 percent. Romney finishes close behind with 32 percent, while Rep. Ron Paul is in third with 19 percent. Former Sen. Rick Santorum earned 9 percent support. Romney heads into South Carolina's January 21 primary as the clear frontrunner after virtually tying for first place in the Iowa caucuses and finishing first in...
  • South Carolina PPP Poll - Gingrich 34%, Romney 28%

    01/19/2012 10:22:31 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 79 replies
    PPP ^ | Jan. 19th, 2012 | PPP
    Raleigh, N.C. – Newt Gingrich led Mitt Romney 34-28 in PPP's South Carolina polling last night, the first of what will be three nights of tracking. Ron Paul at 15%, Rick Santorum at 14%, Rick Perry at 5%, and Buddy Roemer at 3% round out the field. This is not a case of Romney imploding. His support has been pretty steady in the 28- 30% range in our South Carolina polling so far. But Gingrich has risen from 23% to 34% over the last two weeks, benefiting from declining support for Santorum and also from undecided voters moving into his...
  • Rasmussen Poll: South Carolina: Gingrich 33%, Romney 31%, Paul 15%

    01/19/2012 11:18:20 AM PST · by Sudetenland · 44 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 1/19/2012 | Rasmussen
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has now surged ahead of Mitt Romney in the final Rasmussen Reports survey of the South Carolina Republican Primary race with the vote just two days away. The latest telephone survey of Likely GOP Primary Voters in the state finds Gingrich with 33% support to Romney’s 31%. Two days ago, before the last debate, it was Romney by 14 percentage points. Texas Congressman Ron Paul now runs third with 15% of the vote, followed by former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum at 11%. Paul's support is steady while Santorum's support has dropped five points since Monday....
  • Live Thread: Perry Press Conference [Endorses Newt]

    01/19/2012 8:14:02 AM PST · by KansasGirl · 207 replies
    FNC
    Waiting on Perry to take podium any moment! He will endorse Newt!
  • SC Dem Chair: GOP Holding Debate On MLK Day Is Racist

    South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Dick Harpootlian objected earlier in the week on MSNBC to today’s Republican primary debate. Unlike the rest of America, he was not just objecting to the concept of having the watch the same candidates of the past year or so talk about the same things for another two hours — he considered it objectionable to have a debate on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and “ignore” the holiday. On tonight’s Bill O’Reilly, Harpootlian began to make the case, but was promptly silenced, jaw agape, as O’Reilly reminded him that the Democrats in his state...
  • Newt grabs himself a South Carolina lifeline. Gingrich wins debate as Mitt Romney stumbles

    01/17/2012 6:37:23 AM PST · by xzins · 160 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 17 Jan 12 | Toby Harnden
    Newt Gingrich's fluent, policy-rich performances in the early debates, laced with derision for the media's attempts to question the Republican candidates, propelled him to the front of the GOP pack in early December. His command of the stage here in Myrtle Beach for the 16th (yep, there have been that many, and the next is in Charleston on Thursday) could just be the lifeline he needs to achieve the task he has set himself - overcoming Mitt Romney's clear lead in the South Carolina polls to win the state on Saturday. Romney was under pressure over releasing his tax returns...
  • I like this Newt

    01/17/2012 6:01:47 AM PST · by Mustang Driver · 57 replies
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | January 17, 2012 | Don Surber
    Newt Gingrich apparently won Monday night’s debate on Fox News, but likely this is a case of a last-second touchdown when you are down by two touchdowns. Seth Leibsohn of National Review Online gave the night to Newt: “When he is right, he is great. The ongoing problem is when he is wrong. But tonight he was right — about a lot, and said it better than anyone.” Newt showed his Tea Party side: I think it’s very important for us to look at job creation. As a young member of Congress, I worked with President Ronald Reagan. We passed...
  • First Time in 16 Years: A Standing "O" given at a Debate. (Vanity)

    01/17/2012 4:12:55 AM PST · by no dems · 104 replies
    January 17, 2011 | no dems
    Frank Lunz was on the FOX Post Debate Analysis last night after South Carolina Debate. He made the statement that in 16 years of following Debates, that was the first time he'd ever seen a candidate get a Standing Ovation. Newt did not just get a Standing "O" from his supporters but, by-and-large from the entire crowd when he defended his comment about Barack Obama being the "Food Stamp President" and his stance on young Blacks needing a work ethic rather than government assistance. Newt didn't just "knock it out of the park" once last night. He "knocked it out...
  • Fox News GOP Debate Tonight 9:00EST Watch Live

    01/16/2012 5:07:24 PM PST · by blueyon · 2,093 replies · 4+ views
    Fox news ^ | 1/16/2012 | blueyon
    GOP Debate
  • South Carolina Senator Tom Davis endorses Ron Paul

    01/16/2012 8:37:37 AM PST · by Veritas_et_libertas · 19 replies
    The State Column ^ | Monday, January 16, 2012
    Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul picked up an endorsement from popular South Carolina State Senator Tom Davis (R-Beaufort) Sunday. Mr. Davis is a popular Tea Party Republican in South Carolina, and he has been critical of front running Republican candidate Mitt Romney also, so his vote could sway some last minute undecided voters towards Mr. Paul in the upcoming South Carolina Republican primary election. According to the Public Polling Policy poll of South Carolina voters released Friday shows 30 percent of the voters identify themselves as members of the Tea Party. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich did the best among...
  • Insider Advantage Poll: Romney 32, Gingrich 21, Paul 14 (South Carolina)

    01/16/2012 8:15:21 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 152 replies
    humanevents ^ | Monday January 16, 2012 | John Hayward
    The latest Insider Advantage / Newsmax poll of likely South Carolina voters, taken on Sunday, shows Mitt Romney opening up a commanding 11-point lead… and that was before Jon Huntsman dropped out of the race and endorsed Romney. Hell, Huntsman’s still a point ahead of Rick Perry in this poll. Mitt Romney - 32 Newt Gingrich - 21 Ron Paul - 14 Rick Santorum – 13 Jon Huntsman – 6 Rick Perry – 5 Strangely, according to the poll breakdown, Newt Gingrich scored exactly zero among the youngest cohort of voters, ages 18-29. Ron Paul and Rick Santorum were tied...
  • Perry Loses Key SC Donor To Romney after Attack on Romney

    01/12/2012 10:04:15 AM PST · by tsowellfan · 95 replies
    Presidential candidate Rick Perry's criticism of Mitt Romney's business past has cost him the support of a prominent South Carolina Republican. Investment fund executive and top GOP donor Barry Wynn told The Associated Press Thursday that he's leaving the Perry fold to endorse Romney. Wynn says he was irritated by Perry's attacks on Romney's time at the helm of the private equity firm Bain Capital. As Wynn put it, "It's like fingernails on the chalkboard." Perry struck hard this week at Romney's work at Bain Capital. The firm sometimes turned big profits even as companies it invested in went under...
  • SC Sources: Gingrich Could Endorse Santorum

    01/11/2012 2:33:00 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 243 replies · 9+ views
    While Newt Gingrich campaign staffers are calling such talk premature, there are indications that should the former House Speaker bow out of the GOP race, he would throw his support behind rising Rick Santorum in a last-ditch effort to stop frontrunner Mitt Romney. Multiple South Carolina sources affiliated with Santorum's campaign said Gingrich's campaign has contacted Santorum's campaign to discuss endorsing the former Pennsylvania senator should he drop out. One source, speaking to Patch on the condition they not be identified, paraphrased Gingrich's stance as delivered by high level campaign staff this way: "If it can't be me, I want...
  • Race to 2012: Gingrich's SC town hall (Live Streaming)

    01/11/2012 6:39:28 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 62 replies
    GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich hosts a town hall-style meeting in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
  • Gov. Haley Received $36,000 Campaign Donation from Romney PAC before Endorsement

    01/10/2012 3:32:07 AM PST · by NoPrisoners · 72 replies
    Posner Politics ^ | January 9, 2012 | Rob Groce
    Gov. Nikki Haley announced her endorsement of Mitt Romney in mid-December. The Republican presidential candidate, regarded to be somewhat moderate, earned her Tea Party support because “he knows how the private economy works, how to fix it, and most importantly how to solve problems,” Haley said in her announcement. The fact that Romney knows how to donate to campaigns might have more to do with it, though. His “Free and Strong America” political action committee donated $36,000 to Haley’s campaign in 2010. And she’s not alone, either. Romney has, to date, received 35 endorsements from politicians his PAC donated to...
  • S.C.'s Haley Feels Heat After Romney Endorsement

    01/02/2012 6:38:09 PM PST · by deek69 · 12 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 1/2/2012
    COLUMBIA - In South Carolina, the governor's mansion is on the grounds of a former arsenal that was burned down by the Union army during the Civil War. These days, that attack in the 1860s seems a metaphor for the besieged tenure of Republican Governor Nikki Haley. Elected last year as a symbol of the conservative Tea Party's rise in U.S. politics, the embattled Haley has had a rocky transition from government critic to government executive -- and potential player in the 2012 presidential campaign.
  • Democrats face tough election season in S.C.

    10/25/2011 10:43:25 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 13 replies
    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, interrupted an interview with a reporter Saturday in Charleston to speak with two elementary-school age children that she quickly labeled "little Democrats." "We are leaving no stone unturned," she said once she returned to the interview. Wasserman Schultz and the rest of the Democratic Party will have to turn over quite a few stones to make headway in South Carolina, which has not voted for a Democratic presidential candidate since Jimmy Carter in 1976 - 35 years ago.
  • (Drudge) SHOCK POLL: SC Primary: Cain 26%, Romney 25%, Perry 15%

    10/11/2011 7:37:00 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 154 replies
    ARG ^ | 10-10-11 | American Research Group
    Drudge links to the ARG Polling Press Release: Herman Cain leads the South Carolina Republican presidential primary with 26%. Cain is followed closely by Mitt Romney at 25%. Rick Perry is third at 15%. In July, Romney was leading with 25%, followed by Sarah Palin at 16%, Michele Bachmann at 13%, and Herman Cain at 10%. Among likely primary voters considering themselves to be Republicans, Cain and Romney are tied at 27% each, followed by Perry at 15%. Among Tea Party supporters, Cain leads with 35%, followed by Perry at 16% and Romney at 15%. Among those saying they are...
  • SHOCK POLL: SC Primary: Cain 26%, Romney 25%, Perry 15%... Developing...

    10/11/2011 7:36:06 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 121 replies
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  • Rick Perry leads Mitt Romney in South Carolina

    09/20/2011 6:46:45 AM PDT · by Clairity · 124 replies
    Politico ^ | Sept 20, 2011 | Juana Summers
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a slim lead on former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the latest Winthrop Poll of South Carolina voters. The poll, taken last week, shows Perry with 29.8 percent support from Republicans and Republican-leaning independents, to Romney's 26.6 percent. No other candidate is in the double digits.
  • Perry dominates in South Carolina (PPP Poll has Perry up by 23 pts.)

    08/30/2011 9:43:21 AM PDT · by CA Conservative · 437 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 8/30/11 | PPP
    Raleigh, N.C. – If there was any question that Rick Perry is the new Republican presidential frontrunner before now, PPP’s latest poll of South Carolina confirms it. A week ago, PPP showed Perry jumping to a narrow lead in first-caucus Iowa. Now, he has a double-digit lead in what will likely be the third-voting state. Perry tops with 36% to Mitt Romney’s 16%, Michele Bachmann’s 13%, Herman Cain’s 9%, Newt Gingrich’s 8%, Ron Paul’s 5%, Rick Santorum’s 4%, and Jon Huntsman’s 2%. This is a sea change from when PPP last polled the race in June, with Perry not included....
  • Huckabee releasing S.C. team

    We’ve been told that former Ark. Gov. Mike Huckabee, a rumored candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, is giving his former S.C. supporters the nod to seek work on other presidential campaigns. The word is that he’s told South Carolina staffers that they have his blessing for them to peddle their wares elsewhere. If this is as true as it appears, it’s the second major shakeup. Monday, Miss. Gov. Haley Barbour surprised everyone but himself when he announced that he would not seek the GOP nod.
  • South Carolina Mulls 2012: Romney? Palin? Huck?

    02/20/2010 8:43:04 PM PST · by Steelfish · 19 replies · 540+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 20, 2010 | Byron York
    South Carolina Mulls 2012: Romney? Palin? Huck? By: BYRON YORK Chief Political Correspondent February 19, 2010 South Carolina is a lovely place, and its attractions bring thousands of tourists each year, but lately it's been getting a special class of visitor. Rick Santorum, the former Republican senator who harbors presidential ambitions, has been here in recent weeks. So has Sen. John Thune, the South Dakota Republican, whose name is sometimes whispered by the Great Mentioner. Mike Huckabee, former GOP presidential candidate and current talk show host, will be here soon. And so will Haley Barbour, the Mississippi governor who many...
  • Ron Paul to visit South Carolina

    10/27/2009 7:12:21 PM PDT · by GoldStandard · 18 replies · 725+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/27/2009
    Will Ron Paul give it another go in 2012? The Texas congressman and hero of limited government advocates will visit the key early primary state of South Carolina on Nov. 9 to deliver a speech "on the future of individual liberty and the importance of the U.S. Constitution" at the University of South Carolina, student groups said Tuesday. The announcement comes a week after Paul scheduled a visit to Iowa on Nov. 13 to speak to students at Iowa State University.