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Trump Weighs In on SC, Bloomberg's 'Joke' Campaign

Bloomberg wasn't on the ballot

(Newser) - Never mind that Mike Bloomberg wasn't on the ballot in South Carolina, President Trump has weighed in on the results and pronounced his campaign moribund in the wake of Saturday's primary results , reports Fox News . "Sleepy Joe Biden’s victory in the South Carolina Democrat Primary should...

Tom Steyer Ends His 2020 Campaign
Tom Steyer Ends
His 2020 Campaign

Tom Steyer Ends His 2020 Campaign

Billionaire calls it quits after South Carolina results

(Newser) - Third place wasn't good enough: Billionaire Tom Steyer ended his 2020 campaign Saturday night after the results in the South Carolina primary became clear. As the Hill notes, Steyer invested large in South Carolina, but he finished well behind winner Joe Biden and couldn't take second place from...

Biden Romps to a Crucial Victory in South Carolina

In early returns, Sanders was in a much-distant second and Steyer third

(Newser) - South Carolina was seen as a must-win state for Joe Biden, and it turned out to be just that. In fact, it wasn't even close. Major outlets including CNN , ABC , and NBC called the race for the former VP as soon as polls closed at 7pm. Bernie Sanders was...

South Carolina Is Voting. 6 in 10 Want Reparations

These primary voters are also more likely to want the Obama days

(Newser) - South Carolina Democrats were voting in Saturday’s presidential primary with a greater sense of nostalgia for the Obama presidency than voters in earlier contests—likely reflecting the state's sizable bloc of African American voters, the AP reports. Voters in the Palmetto State were more likely than those in...

Polls Show Biden Way Ahead in South Carolina

Polls show former vice president leading closest rivals by around 20 points

(Newser) - A new poll shows that Joe Biden, who needs a victory in South Carolina's Democratic primary Saturday, has nothing to worry about. He leads Bernie Sanders, 36% to 26%, in a Monmouth University poll and Tom Steyer, 35% to 17%, in a Clemson University Palmetto Poll. Steyer was third...

Biden Needs a Win, and He May Get a Big Endorsement

South Carolina 'kingmaker' Jim Clyburn will announce his pick Wednesday

(Newser) - Joe Biden is riding momentum from his second-place finish in Nevada as he heads into what Politico sees as a "must-win" state for him, South Carolina. It now appears that Biden will get the influential endorsement of longtime ally Rep. Jim Clyburn, the House majority whip. Clyburn will announce...

Bernie Sanders' Huge Problem: Black Voters

Black turnout in South Carolina was crazily tilted toward Clinton

(Newser) - Bernie Sanders' weak performance among black voters in Nevada was underscored Saturday in South Carolina , with results that are more than a little breathtaking, reports Politico : About six in 10 voters in the primary were black, and of those, a staggering 84% broke for Hillary Clinton, notes the AP . Vox...

Landslide: Clinton Routs Sanders in South Carolina

She benefits from strong black turnout

(Newser) - The least suspenseful primary of the 2016 election year is in the books, with Hillary Clinton cruising to an easy win over Bernie Sanders in South Carolina. The AP and CNN called the race as soon as the polls closed at 7pm. Strong turnout by African-Americans sealed the victory for...

What to Expect in Saturday's South Carolina Primary

Clinton expected to win, but margin of victory is key

(Newser) - Voting in South Carolina's Democratic primary Saturday wraps up at 7pm, and if the polls are correct, you can expect the race to be called soon after: Hillary Clinton is expected to be the easy winner, reports USA Today . What really matters is the margin of victory given the...

Trump: I'll Act More Presidential 'Pretty Soon'

But right now he's busily 'fighting for my life'

(Newser) - In the wake of Saturday night's victory in South Carolina , Donald Trump acknowledges he probably needs to act more presidential and says he'll do so "pretty soon." The often brash Trump tells Fox News Sunday, ''I think I'll be very presidential at the...

Trump Wins South Carolina
 Trump Wins 
 South Carolina 



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Trump Wins South Carolina

Rubio edges out Cruz in tight race for No. 2; Bush finished disappointing 4th

(Newser) - Donald Trump has officially won the South Carolina primary, report the AP , CBS News , NBC News , and Fox News, with 32.25% of the vote. It's the second victory in a row for the billionaire, and a key one in the South, where Ted Cruz invested heavily. This in...

No Bush 45: Jeb Drops Out
 No Bush 45: 
 Jeb Drops Out 

No Bush 45: Jeb Drops Out

Distant finish in South Carolina sounds death knell on campaign that never took hold

(Newser) - Less than two hours after the polls closed in South Carolina sending Donald Trump to victory , a teary-eyed Jeb Bush ended his bid for the Republican nomination for president, reports the AP . The move ended a campaign that drew a staggering level of financial support from donors but failed to...

Rubio Gets Big Endorsement Ahead of SC Primary

Gov. Nikki Haley is endorsing him

(Newser) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is endorsing Marco Rubio ahead of Saturday's first-in-the-South Republican presidential primary, the AP reports. A person close to the Republican governor with direct knowledge of her decision says she will endorse Rubio at his event Wednesday night in Lexington County. Haley's endorsement was...

Trump Up by 22 Points in SC
 Trump Up by 
 22 Points in SC 
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Trump Up by 22 Points in SC

Ted who?

(Newser) - More good news for Donald Trump : He is running away with the South Carolina primary, according to a new CBS News poll, that puts the business mogul at a commanding 42% lead. Ted Cruz is in a distant second place with 20%, buoyed by conservatives and evangelicals, with Marco Rubio...

First Female Citadel Grad Challenges Lindsey Graham

Nancy Mace will officially announce candidacy tomorrow

(Newser) - Lindsey Graham has drawn a potentially formidable primary challenger. Nancy Mace, the first woman to ever graduate from the Citadel, plans to throw her hat in the ring, she tells the Daily Caller . Mace, 35, graduated from the military college back in 1999, and has since written a memoir and...

Colbert's Sister a Step Closer to House Seat

As Mark Sanford advances to runoff

(Newser) - Elizabeth Colbert Busch won the Democrats' special-election primary for South Carolina's 1st District yesterday, putting her one step closer to Congress. Brother Stephen Colbert's " Colbert Bump " or no, Roll Call says she "easily" beat opponent Ben Frasier, a "frequent candidate," winning 95%...

Colbert 2013: Stephen's Big Sister Makes a Run

Elizabeth Colbert Busch faces Mark Sanford for Tim Scott's House seat

(Newser) - The race to fill Tim Scott's South Carolina House seat is shaping up to be a doozy, and the AP profiles a most interesting longshot, one Elizabeth Colbert Busch —also known as "Lulu" and the older sister of Stephen Colbert. Colbert Busch says she's not worried...

Colbert Ends Fake White House Bid

And gets betrayed by Jon Stewart

(Newser) - Stephen Colbert was proud of the 1% of the vote proxy Herman Cain earned in the South Carolina primary—"Eat it 'others' and 'statistical anomalies!" he declared triumphantly on last night's Colbert Report . "We made it to integers!" But it wasn't enough...

Chris Christie: Newt Gingrich an Embarrassment to Republican Party

 Christie: Newt 
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Christie: Newt 'Embarrassed' GOP

Admits Romney had a bad night, will pick himself up in Florida

(Newser) - Chris Christie's horse lost last night's South Carolina race, and the New Jersey governor came out swinging at victor Newt Gingrich this morning, calling the former House speaker an "embarrassment" to the Republican party . “Gingrich has embarrassed the party over time," said Christie, who has...

Rick Santorum Gets Glitter-Bombed by Gay-Rights Activists, Occupiers
 Santorum Gets Glitter-Bombed 

Santorum Gets Glitter-Bombed

Gay-rights activists, Occupiers storm primary night rally

(Newser) - Adding insult to his third-place injury , protesters crashed Rick Santorum's South Carolina primary party last night, chanting "Rick, Rick, Rick, bigot, bigot, bigot" and glitter-bombing the candidate. As Santorum closed out a speech in which he hailed family values, gay-rights activists and members of Occupy Charleston shouted "...

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