Trump, Cruz Fight It Out in South Carolina

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally at Pennichuck Middle School December 28, 2015 in Nashua, New Hampshire. Trump has seen his lead in the polls slip in Iowa but still remains in the lead in New Hampshire for the Republican nomination. (Photo by
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Reuters covers a Donald Trump Rally in South Carolina:

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump filled a hotel ballroom with over 2,000 people for a rally on Wednesday, attracting die-hard supporters as he has in other cities, but was dogged by a rival who is also very popular in South Carolina: Ted Cruz.

A dozen people interviewed by Reuters said the Texas senator offered a strong alternative to the loud-mouthed New York businessman, though more than half still planned to vote for Trump.

“If he doesn’t drop out of the race, I’m definitely going to vote for him,” Daniel Barrett, 48, said of Trump. When asked why he added the caveat about Trump staying in the race, Barrett said: “He might be rallying the troops for someone else, for Cruz.”

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