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Early voting in Florida starts Saturday

Early voting in Florida starts Saturday

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Officials are expecting high voter turnout for early voting in the Florida presidential primary, which begins Saturday.
Gingrich extols his 'grandiose' ideas

Gingrich extols his 'grandiose' ideas

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Newt Gingrich said at a candidates' debate in South Carolina he is proud of his "grandiose" ideas and attacked the media for asking about one of his marriages.
Romney lead slips on tax-return demands

Romney lead slips on tax-return demands

CHARLESTON, S.C., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Pressure on Mitt Romney to release his U.S. income tax returns increased Thursday as Newt Gingrich release his returns ahead of the evening's debate.
Gingrich supporters give him an edge

Gingrich supporters give him an edge

CHARLESTON, S.C., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Newt Gingrich's passionate supporters put him within striking distance of front-runner Mitt Romney in the South Carolina primary, a Politico poll indicates.
Perry leaves GOP race, endorses Gingrich

Perry leaves GOP race, endorses Gingrich

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry Thursday dropped out of the Republican presidential race and endorsed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
Obama to hit road after State of the Union

Obama to hit road after State of the Union

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama will hit the road after his State of the Union speech, traveling to five states in three days, his spokesman said Wednesday.
Obama campaign checking out ad rates

Obama campaign checking out ad rates

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Officials from U.S. President Obama's re-election campaign requested ad rates from television stations in at least 14 states, a media strategist said.
Sarah Palin would 'vote for Newt'

Sarah Palin would 'vote for Newt'

WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Sarah Palin, 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate, said she'd endorse GOP hopeful Newt Gingrich if she were voting in Saturday's South Carolina primary.
Romney defends against rival criticism

Romney defends against rival criticism

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney defended himself against criticism of his conservatism, character and money in a debate ahead of South Carolina's Republican presidential primary.
Colbert super PAC ad: 'Mitt the Ripper'

Colbert super PAC ad: 'Mitt the Ripper'

NEW YORK, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. comedian Stephen Colbert's super PAC issued its first attack ad Monday, calling Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney "Mitt the Ripper."
Santorum ready to counterattack attacks

Santorum ready to counterattack attacks

COLUMBIA, S.C., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Republican U.S. presidential hopeful Rick Santorum accused party rivals Mitt Romney and Ron Paul of lying about his record and pledged to respond aggressively.

Report: Santorum contributors won earmarks

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- A watchdog group says earmarks Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum pegged for Pennsylvania while a senator contradict his claim he's not an insider.

Gingrich calls S. Carolina 'Armageddon'

COLUMBIA, S.C., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- As the South Carolina primary nears, Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich has mounted a hard-nosed campaign to try to best front-runner Mitt Romney.

GOP looks to narrow playing field

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Republican U.S. presidential candidates said Sunday it's time to narrow the playing field, otherwise front-runner Mitt Romney will be the party's nominee.
Alors! Romney caught speaking French

Alors! Romney caught speaking French

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The latest ad from U.S. Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich's campaign attacks rival Mitt Romney on a number of fronts, including speaking French.
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South Carolina Primary
Republican Presidential candidates, from left to right, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul participate in the CNN Republican Presidential Debate in Charleston, South Carolina on January 19, 2012. South Carolina will hold it's primary on Saturday, January 21. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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The South Carolina presidential primary has become one of several key early state nominating contests in the process of choosing nominees of the Democratic and Republican parties for the following election for President of the United States. The South Carolina primary historically been more important for the Republican Party, being considered a "firewall" to protect frontrunners in the presidential nomination race. It was designed to stop the momentum of insurgent candidates who could have received a boost from strong showings in Iowa and New Hampshire.[1][2] From its inception in 1980 through the election of 2008, the winner of the South Carolina Republican presidential primary has gone on to win the nomination.[3] As of 2008, the primary has cemented its place as the "First in the South" primary for both parties. The most recent Republican presidential primary was held on January 19, 2008, with the Democratic primary following on January 26, 2008. For the Democrats, the primary took on added significance because it was the first nominating contest in 2008 in which a large percentage (55 percent, according to an exit poll[4]) of primary voters were African Americans. [5] Opening hours for the polls were 7 am to 7 pm Eastern Standard Time in 2008. The 2012 South Carolina primary is to be held on January 21st[6].

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