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Nikki Haley Says She’d Turn Down Vice Presidential Nod

Nikki Haley Says She’d Turn Down Vice Presidential Nod

Office of the Governor South Carolina(WASHINGTON) — There is a wooden sign posted on South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s statehouse office door: “Can’t is not an option.” Haley has broken many barriers in the state. She is not only its first non-white g…

No IRS Investigation into South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley

No IRS Investigation into South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley

Renee Ittner-McManus Office of the Governor(COLUMBIA, S.C.) — ABC News has learned that the Internal Revenue Service never conducted an investigation into South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s involvement in a Sikh temple’s finances. Nanet…

Mitt Romney: He Was ‘Vastly Outspent’ in S.C., But Analysts Disagree

Mitt Romney: He Was ‘Vastly Outspent’ in S.C., But Analysts Disagree

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(TAMPA, Fla.) — As Florida voters cast their ballots on Tuesday, Mitt Romney spoke on the lessons he learned from the race he lost to Newt Gingrich in South Carolina just 10 days ago.“In South Carolina we were vastly outsp…

Stephen Colbert Ends Exploratory Committee for President of US of SC

Stephen Colbert Ends Exploratory Committee for President of US of SC

Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Amidst post-debate analysis and preparation for the release of Mitt Romney’s tax returns, Stephen Colbert tweeted about the end of his exploratory committee for President of the Un…

Stephen Colbert Gives Herman Cain the ‘Colbert Bump’ in SC

Stephen Colbert Gives Herman Cain the ‘Colbert Bump’ in SC

Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images(COLUMBIA, S.C.) — It seems South Carolinans may have a “hunger” for comedian Stephen Colbert’s presidential bid.  Either that or the Cain Train is gaining some steam.In Saturd…

Santorum Denounces Gingrich as ‘Very High-Risk Candidate’

Santorum Denounces Gingrich as ‘Very High-Risk Candidate’

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Rick Santorum tore into his Republican rival Newt Gingrich on Sunday, calling the former House speaker a “very high risk candidate” who could dash Republican hopes of winning back the White House if…

Can Mitt Romney Get His Groove Back?

Can Mitt Romney Get His Groove Back?

ABC News(COLUMBIA, S.C.) — After a stunning and sweeping loss last night in South Carolina, can Mitt Romney find a way back to his perch as the undisputed front-runner and likely GOP nominee? Or has Newt Gingrich finally found the winning formula for …

Gingrich Delivers a Statewide Drubbing in S.C.

Gingrich Delivers a Statewide Drubbing in S.C.

John Moore/Getty Images(COLUMBIA, S.C.) — Newt Gingrich nearly swept South Carolina on Saturday, winning all but one of the state’s bellwether counties and collecting votes from every region.Mitt Romney’s bright spot came in Charleston, th…

South Carolina Primary: Newt Gingrich Defeats Mitt Romney, ABC News Projects

South Carolina Primary: Newt Gingrich Defeats Mitt Romney, ABC News Projects

Richard Ellis/Getty Images(COLUMBIA, S.C.) — Based on our analysis of the exit poll data, ABC News projects that Newt Gingrich will defeat Mitt Romney to win the South Carolina primary.Gingrich’s win Saturday is a significant blow to Romney, who until…

Newt Gingrich Debate Style Carried Him in Primary

Newt Gingrich Debate Style Carried Him in Primary

ABC News(COLUMBIA, S.C.) — One of Newt Gingrich’s bigger strengths, his deliberate debate performances, appears to have contributed largely to his victory in South Carolina.Exit polls from the state show that the two-thirds of voters who said th…

Romney to Gingrich: Release Freddie Mac Report

Romney to Gingrich: Release Freddie Mac Report

Richard Ellis/Getty Images(GREENVILLE, S.C.) — Mitt Romney for the first time called on former Speaker Newt Gingrich on Saturday to release the reports he wrote for Freddie Mac.”Speaker Gingrich worked for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. By the way, didn’…

Voting Begins in South Carolina GOP Primary

Voting Begins in South Carolina GOP Primary

Andrew Burton/Getty Images(COLUMBIA, S.C.) — Capping off the wildest week yet of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, the country’s first primary south of the Mason Dixon line takes place on Saturday in South Carolina, a state known fo…

S.C. Voters Google Gingrich’s Personal Life

S.C. Voters Google Gingrich’s Personal Life

Kris Connor/Getty Images(COLUMBIA, S.C.) — The top Google searches associated with Newt Gingrich in South Carolina are: “Callista,” “Marianne,” “Newt Scandal” and “Newt Wives.”  The data was compile…

No Romney, Gingrich Showdown at SC Ham House

No Romney, Gingrich Showdown at SC Ham House

Ethan Miller/Jessica McGowan/Getty Images(GREENVILLE, S.C.) — It was the Ham House showdown that wasn’t.Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich didn’t cross paths this morning at Tommy’s Ham House in Greenville, despite both advising public schedules that sugge…

Santorum Says Strategy Needed to Defeat Radical Islamists

Santorum Says Strategy Needed to Defeat Radical Islamists

ABC News(CHARLESTON, S.C.) — Speaking before a crowd that included a number of cadets from the Citadel on Friday night, Rick Santorum warned that “radical Islamists” pose as great a threat to the Islamic world as they do to the United States, if not g…

Enthusiastic SC Crowd Greets Romney

Enthusiastic SC Crowd Greets Romney

PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images(GREENVILLE, S.C.) — In one of the liveliest rallies of his presidential campaign, Mitt Romney on Friday night spoke to a raucous crowd who could barely hold back their cheers of support as the candidate vied for votes…

Primary Day Showdown in the Works? Newt, Mitt Double Booked

Primary Day Showdown in the Works? Newt, Mitt Double Booked

Charles Dharapa-Pool/Getty Images(GREENVILLE, S.C.) — A primary day showdown may be in the cards this Saturday, as Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are scheduled to be at the same venue, at the same time, for dueling campaign events.The location for the …

Analysis: Winners and Losers of South Carolina Debate

Analysis: Winners and Losers of South Carolina Debate

John Moore/Getty Images(CHARLESTON, S.C.) — Who came out on top during Thursday night’s GOP debate in Charleston, S.C.?By the looks of it, the CNN-sponsored resulted in two winners: Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich.Thursday night’s debate was Santorum’…

Gingrich Releases 2010 Tax Returns During SC Debate

Gingrich Releases 2010 Tax Returns During SC Debate

Kris Connor/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Newt Gingrich’s tax returns aren’t the flashiest or the most complicated, but the former House speaker pulled in quite a few dollars in 2010.Gingrich and his wife, Callista, made an adjusted gross inc…

The Cain Train Collides with Stephen Colbert’s Super PAC Satire

The Cain Train Collides with Stephen Colbert’s Super PAC Satire

Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Herman Cain, the man who ended his GOP presidential bid with a speech quoting the cartoon Pokémon, has re-fueled his banner-wrapped bus to help a different television character,…

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