GOP cattle call rumbles through South Carolina

by David M. Drucker  |  published on May 10, 2015

The Republican dog and pony show hits Upstate South Carolina on Saturday as nearly a dozen presidential hopefuls pitch conservative activists during a forum on economic freedom.

The Palmetto State hosts the third nominating contest of the 2016 presidential primary and first in the Republican-dominated South. That makes South Carolina a critical battleground in the race for the GOP nomination, even though the state’s streak of picking the party’s presidential nominee was broken three years ago. Upstate South Carolina is considered the conservative bastion of this decidedly red state.

Scott Ramsey, a 47-year-old Republican voter from Spartanburg who showed up at a local barbecue joint Friday evening to meet former Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, said he’s excited for the campaign to get underway.

“I’m trying to give all of the candidates a fair opportunity to get my vote,” said Ramsey, who is in the funeral business and said the attribute he’s looking for most in a candidate is leadership.

  • bobnstuff

    It’s a sad world when this bunch is the best the republican party can come up with. Not one of this group can win in 2016. Isn’t there anyone that can bring the party together and run a country. Why are they wasting everyone’s time.

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