Florida senator Marco Rubio has picked up the support of a South Carolina Republican activist who had previously supported Scott Walker.
Drew Johnson, who serves on the Chester County GOP committtee, tells THE WEEKLY STANDARD he will be supporting Rubio now that Walker has suspended his campaign.
“Marco has a positive vision for a new American century and he is the candidate who gives our party the best opportunity to defeat Hillary Clinton in 2016," said Johnson. "Marco has my complete support and I look forward to helping him win South Carolina’s primary in February.”
South Carolina will hold its primary on February 27.
Bill Clinton, the husband of Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton, will “reemerge,” as CNN puts it, next week on behalf of his wife’s presidential campaign. The former president will headline a fundraiser in Chicago on September 17, the first of what the campaign says will be several events where Clinton will be raising money.
Bakari Sellers, a former member of the South Carolina House of Representatives and a key supporter in that early state, scolded Hillary Clinton for her comments about her email server.
"I think that anybody who is of sound mind knows that that comment was ill-advised, flippant at best, and the Kanye shrug she gave ... will be a GIF that will last throughout the campaign," Sellers said this morning on CNN.
A new OpinionSavvy/InsiderAdvantage poll shows Donald Trump doing better in the South than he is nationally. In Georgia, The Donald’s 30 percent is nearly double his closest competitor, Jeb Bush (17 percent), Ben Carson’s at 10 percent, and the rest of the field is single digits—or zero, as in the case of southern boy Lindsey Graham.
Hillary Clinton recently sat down for a "Chair Chat" with the chairman of the South Carolina Democratic party, Jaime Harrison. During the interview, as in many of her speeches to people who live in the South, she put on a Southern accent that is absent from her speeches to Northerners.
We made a mashup of some of the most painfully pandering moments, and ranked the intensity of her accent with cowboy boots (1 = lowest, 5 = strongest).
The eyes of the nation tuned in to cable news this morning as South Carolina removed the Confederate Battle Flag from its Capitol grounds after 54 years.
The ceremony at the Confederate war memorial, where the flag has spent the past 14 or so years -- it used to fly over the Capitol until 2000 -- was brief, and drew cheers and chants of "USA!" from thousands of onlookers.
But for WCSC CBS 5 anchor Ann McGill, a life-long South Carolinian, the history of the moment led her to tears on air.
Former Clinton advisor Paul Begala told CNN's Chris Cuomo Tuesday morning that Hillary Clinton "absolutely" has to answer for standing by her husband when he served as governor of Arkansas and defended that state's flag's relationship to the Confederate battle flag.
"Does she have to answer for her time as first lady in Arkansas with Bill standing by the Arkansas flag proudly when it, too, is said to borrow from the Confederate symbology?" Cuomo said.
"Well, sure, absolutely," said Begala. "Times change. Circumstances change." Watch the video below:
While campaigning against the Patriot Act in South Carolina last weekend, Rand Paul—a committed and supposedly knowledgeable civil libertarian—made a rather surprising claim. The Kentucky senator said that American law enforcement officials had "probable cause" to obtain a warrant for the arrest Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev two years before he committed that attack, after the FBI received a tip from the FSB, Russia's intelligence agency.
Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina is running for president of the United States. The New York Times reports:
Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina on Monday returned to the neighborhood where he was raised and announced that he is running for president, injecting a hawkish foreign policy voice into a crowded field of Republican contenders.