September 20, 2011 A new Winthrop University poll out of South Carolina shows Texas Gov. Rick Perry with about a three-percentage point lead over Mitt Romney among voters who are Republican and GOP leaners. Meanwhile, about 75 percent of those same voters surveyed thought the word "socialist" well described President Obama.
September 6, 2011 If Sen. Jim DeMint's Labor Day Republican presidential forum demonstrated anything, it was that Texas Gov. Rick Perry is so confident about winning over South Carolina Tea Party devotees, including the senator, that he could beg off attending the event without any political risk.
August 13, 2011 Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry officially declared he was seeking the White House, promising to "get America working again." While his home state has added thousands of new jobs during his tenure, the Lone Star state's economic picture is mixed.
May 9, 2011 The conventional wisdom on Jon Huntsman, former U.S. ambassador to China and ex-Utah governor, is that if he should announce a run for the Republican presidential nomination, his candidacy would readily be sunk by the WOE (Was Obama's Emissary) factor. That could be too simplistic.
May 6, 2011 Pundits said Tim Pawlenty succeeded. But how fine a night could it have been for him when the former Minnesota governor failed to directly say whether he equates creationism with evolution? Or when he had to make an abject apology for once supporting proposals to cap greenhouse gas emissions?
June 22, 2010 Republican Nikki Haley became the first woman to win a major party's nomination for governor in South Carolina.
July 6, 2009 Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina loses his book deal.