GOP frontrunner Donald Trump filed the necessary paperwork in South Carolina to get his name on the ballot in the first southern primary state.
Politico had earlier reported the South Carolina Republican Party was making it difficult for Trump to get on the primary ballot, unless he pledged that he won’t run as a third-party candidate in the general election. Trump made that pledge.
South Carolina GOP Chairman Matt Moore posted a photo on social media with Trump and his paperwork. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) is also in the photograph.
“We welcome every candidate who is running for president to change our country’s direction. Mr. Trump certainly fits that bill and we wish him the best in South Carolina,” Moore told Breitbart News.