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The South Carolina Republican presidential primary is often a free-for-all, but this year's contest probably sets a new standard for volatility. Not surprisingly, Palmetto State GOP insiders see a close finish in the primary Saturday between former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, according to a CNN survey.

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It's S.C., so bring your 'big boy pants'updated: Mon Jan 16 2012 19:08:00

In recent days, the South Carolina Republican primary has been referred to as the Super Bowl, ground zero and even "Armageddon." This hyperbole has been matched by the outrageous amount of money being spent here on political TV advertising: $11.3 million.

Nikki Haley wins S.C. GOP primaryupdated: Tue Jun 22 2010 22:08:00

Nikki Haley becomes the South Carolina GOP's first female nominee for governor. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.

Source: State GOP leader to seek Sanford's resignationupdated: Thu Sep 10 2009 03:04:00

The chairwoman of the GOP in South Carolina is expected to seek a party resolution calling for the resignation of Gov. Mark Sanford, a source familiar with the plans told CNN.

South Carolina GOP votes to censure Sanfordupdated: Tue Jul 07 2009 00:48:00

After nearly four hours of deliberation and multiple rounds of balloting, the South Carolina Republican Party voted Monday night to censure Mark Sanford for traveling overseas to visit his mistress -- but stopped short of calling on the governor to resign.

South Carolina GOP moves up primary, adds to 2008 scrambleupdated: Thu Aug 09 2007 03:07:00

The South Carolina Republican Party announced Thursday it would hold its primary on January 19, more than two weeks before as many as 20-plus other states hold their nominating contests.

S. Carolina GOP moves up primary date, setting off calendar scrambleupdated: Wed Aug 08 2007 05:06:00

The South Carolina Republican Party will announce Thursday it is moving its primary to January 19, in an effort to preserve its status as the first southern state to vote in the 2008 GOP presidential nominating contest, party insiders told CNN.

Republicans go negative -- on one anotherupdated: Fri Apr 27 2007 18:58:00

When it comes to Ronald Reagan's 11th commandment -- "Thou shalt not speak ill of thy fellow Republicans" -- GOP presidential candidates seem to be losing their religion.

Schneider: Too late to get into the '08 race?updated: Fri Apr 06 2007 17:41:00

Bill Clinton got into the race in October 1991. George W. Bush in June 1999. This time things are happening a lot earlier.

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