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Huffmon: SC could be scrambling to keep first-in-the-south Primary

This past year, South Carolina’s Republican Party started using the slogan “We Pick Presidents” — part of a marketing campaign to highlight South Carolina’s first in the south primary and the record of choosing the eventual nominee for the past 30 years.

But what if Palmetto State voters got it wrong — and didn’t end up choosing the eventual nominee this past weekend.

The Florida GOP pushed hard in 2011 to get the first-in-the-south primary, and Winthrop University political science professor and pollster Scott Huffmon says one of two things may occur four years from now:

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Huffmon says as it stands now, Ohio is a great state to organize a campaign, New Hampshire is the test for moderates and independents, while South Carolina remains the a conservative base, while Florida could go either way come November.

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Florida still remains as a popular retirement spot for Northern voters seeking warmer weather.

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