Texas Gov. Rick Perry finished in fifth place in the Iowa caucuses. He skipped the New Hampshire primary, where he finished sixth, to campaign in South Carolina. With nine days to go before the first-in-the-South contest, Perry hopes to make a stand in the Palmetto State.
Workers in the private equity industry are miffed that their business is becoming a dirty word in the presidential campaign. The indignation at such attacks runs especially deep at Bain Capital in Boston, the private equity firm started by Republican front-runner Mitt Romney.
While GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney savored his second consecutive win in the Republican nominating process, those who finished behind him in New Hampshire also continued on to South Carolina. They are hoping that it is in the Palmetto state where they can get his campaign to to stumble before it becomes unstoppable.
Fresh off his big wins in New Hampshire and Iowa, Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney took his campaign to South Carolina. That state votes a week from Saturday. The other Republicans are trying to throw up road blocks.
The annual winter meeting of the Republican National Committee got under way in New Orleans, just hours after Mitt Romney won New Hampshire's Republican presidential primary. The Republican presidential candidate has won the first two contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, and leads polls in South Carolina.
Citing problems raising money and awareness in the D.C. Metro media market, former prosecutor Glenn Ivey has dropped his bid to challenge Donna Edwards for the Democratic nod in Maryland's 4th district.
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