South Carolina

Inside NHPR
12:15 pm
Wed January 25, 2012 Mentioned on the Colbert Report featured on the Colbert Report
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On Monday, Jan 23, Stephen Colbert of  The Colbert Report produced a segment on the "blip" of votes received by Herman Cain in the South Carolina primary.

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Campaign 2012
9:55 am
Sat January 21, 2012

South Carolina Primary Live Coverage: Jan 21 at 7 p.m.

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NHPR brings you live NPR coverage Saturday night from the South Carolina Primary.

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It's All Politics
9:54 am
Wed January 18, 2012

South Carolina: Gingrich's Last Stand?

GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich addresses the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday in Columbia, S.C. The state holds its primary on Saturday.
Paul J. Richards AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Wed January 18, 2012 12:01 am

In South Carolina, the race to be the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney is hitting a fever pitch. The state is seen by many as the last stop before inevitability in the GOP primary.

In campaign stops Tuesday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich laid out what sounded like an ultimatum.

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Election 2012
9:52 am
Wed January 18, 2012

Hate Politics, Love TV, Live In S.C.? Not Your Week

A political ad airs on a TV at Tommy's Country Ham House in Greenville, S.C., where Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum was preparing to hold a campaign event.
Eric Thayer Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Wed January 18, 2012 7:00 am

Scott Sanders will be eating lunch at his desk again. Sanders is the general sales manager for the NBC affiliate in Columbia — South Carolina's capital — so all his time is devoted these days to handling ad traffic ahead of Saturday's Republican primary.

"It's been crazy this week," Sanders says. "It will be hard to watch TV, because there are so many ads."

All five major GOP candidates have ads running during the station's nightly news programs. Their messages are also being amplified and augmented by supportive superPACs.

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Newt Gingrich
12:01 am
Tue January 17, 2012

'Food Stamp President': Race Code, Or Just Politics?

All of the Republican presidential hopefuls take on President Obama in their stump speeches, attacking his health care plan, his jobs record and more.

But the shorthand former House Speaker Newt Gingrich uses, calling the nation's first black president the "food stamp president," is raising questions.

It's a theme Gingrich has used since Iowa, and he returned to it during a forum in Charleston, S.C., over the weekend.

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It's All Politics
10:17 am
Thu January 12, 2012

In South Carolina, Perry Tries To Revive His Flagging Campaign

Originally published on Thu January 12, 2012 10:03 am

Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced his presidential campaign in South Carolina last August, but now his campaign may soon come to an end in the same state where it started. Ben Philpott of KUT News reports on Morning Edition that with the clock ticking down to the Jan. 21 primary, Perry is polling in single digits.

That means Perry has just over a week to convince South Carolinians to vote for him. Philpott spends some time on the campaign trail with Perry, reporting that those attending stops, like Lexington resident Glenn Gainey, know the deal.

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