Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney laugh during a campaign event on Jan. 5 in Charleston, S.C.
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January 11, 2012 Ever since 1980, the state's voters have correctly chosen the eventual Republican nominee, who has invariably been the candidate the party's establishment types have chosen to rally around. It's not for nothing that it's called the South Carolina Firewall.
January 4, 2012 South Carolina Republicans may not necessarily agree on who should be their party's presidential nominee, but they're fairly unanimous that the contest won't take a decisive turn until it reaches the Palmetto State. And Tuesday night's inclusive results in the Iowa caucuses, in which Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum could each declare victory, should do nothing to dispel that notion.
May 5, 2011 Given that the GOP presidential debate in South Carolina is already missing presumed frontrunner Mitt Romney and other big names like Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich, you might think the debate organizers would want all the attention they can get. Apparently not.
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