Romney loses South Carolina to Newt Gingrich

COLUMBIA, South Carolina — Moments after the South Carolina primary was called for former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney’s supporters gathered for they had hoped would be a victory party started chanting, “Florida, here we come.” Saturday’s election … Continue reading»

Romney backer downplays predicted loss

COLUMBIA, South Carolina — Shortly before the polls closed Saturday night, Mitt Romney’s South Carolina campaign chairman was downplaying a predicted loss for his candidate. “South Carolina is as red a state as you’ll find. It’s difficult for a New … Continue reading»

COLUMBIA, South Carolina — There’s wine and beer for sale in the press filing room at Mitt Romney’s Election Night party on the state fairgrounds, but most reporters were too busy finding a space to work to make a purchase. … Continue reading»

COLUMBIA, South Carolina — Voters trickled into the Westminster Presbyterian Church on a stormy Saturday to cast their ballots in a primary election that could shift the course of the race for the GOP presidential nomination. After a strong showing … Continue reading»

Mitt Romney’s faith could make a difference

GILBERT, S. C. — Lois Buffington shook her head when she talked about the evangelical Christians she knows who won’t vote for Mitt Romney in Saturday’s presidential primary here because he’s a Mormon. “That angers me, and I am a … Continue reading»