South Carolina

Big Win By Gingrich In S. Carolina Blows Race Open


Newt Gingrich won the South Carolina primary by wide margin, throwing open the race for the GOP presidential candidacy.

Gingrich, the former U.S. House of Representatives speaker, bested Mitt Romney, long believed to be the frontrunner, 40.4 percent to 27.9 percent, according to counts after polls closed Saturday.

Over the last week, Gingrich's poll numbers climbed in the conservative state, seen as the last chance to keep Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and a relative moderate, from getting the nomination.

South Carolina Set to Cut Holocaust Education Funding


(JTA) -- South Carolina's superintendent of education has recommended cutting Holocaust education funding to help make up a significant budget deficit.

The $31,000 to the South Carolina Council on the Holocaust for Holocaust education programming is part of $71 million in cuts proposed by Superintendent Mick Zais.

State lawmakers decried the suggestion and said they would work to preserve the funding, the Post and Courier reported.

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