CBS exit polls: Two-thirds say S.C. debates mattered

Nearly two out of three South Carolina Republican primary voters say the recent Republican presidential debates played an important factor in their decision, according to early CBS News exit polls – a good sign for Newt Gingrich, who was widely … Continue reading»

Rick Santorum-supporting pastor plays the Mormon cult card

An evangelical pastor supporting a rival Republican presidential candidate is attacking Mitt Romney by calling The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints a “cult.” And this time neither Robert Jeffress nor Rick Perry are involved. “I know there have … Continue reading»

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»

Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell endorses Mitt Romney

From The Associated Press: RICHMOND, Va. — Mitt Romney, struggling to remain the frontrunner in a turbulent GOP presidential primary field, won a major backer Friday in Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, a rising star in his party. Romney’s campaign announced … Continue reading»

Fiery debate tops bizarre campaign day in South Carolina

From The Associated Press: NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — The race for the Republican presidential nomination took a turn toward the South Carolina surreal Thursday as Rick Perry dropped out, Newt Gingrich faced stunning allegations from an ex-wife and Mitt Romney … Continue reading»

By Joshua Bolding, Deseret News Maybe whom you marry is the most important decision you make after all. As Republican candidates jockey for position just a few days before the South Carolina primaries, the candidates’ wives are making more headlines than … Continue reading»

Gingrich rising in South Carolina, but in time to edge Romney?

From The Associated Press: EASLEY, S.C. — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is drawing big, enthusiastic crowds and fending off new attacks from GOP front-runner Mitt Romney while reveling in a strong debate performance and a nod from tea party … Continue reading»