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Republican presidential candidate Jim Gilmore greets voters Tuesday outside the polling place at Webster School in Manchester, N.H. He got 134 votes in the Granite State, fewer than three bigger-name candidates who already had dropped out of the race. Scott Eisen/Getty Images hide caption

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South Carolina GOP Primary: 'Bare-Knuckle' Politics With A Smile

South Carolina has a strong track record for picking the eventual GOP winner. But the state also has a history of dirty politics.

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Then-presidential candidate Rick Santorum speaks to reporters in the spin room Jan. 14 after the "undercard" portion of the Fox Business Network Republican presidential debate in South Carolina. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Bernie Sanders told supporters after winning the New Hampshire primary, "The American people bailed out Wall Street; now it's Wall Street's time to help the middle class." J. David Ake/AP hide caption

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