Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - It's take two for the Palmetto State's largest newspaper.
The State endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's bid for the Republican presidential nomination Thursday. It's the second endorsement for The State in the past four days.
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On Sunday the paper, which is based in Columbia, the state's capital, backed Jon Huntsman. But the following day the former Utah governor and former ambassador to China dropped out of the race for White House.
On Thursday, two days before South Carolina's first-in-the-south primary, and hours before a CNN-Southern Republican presidential debate here in Charleston, The State gave their nod to Romney, who's making his second bid for the GOP nomination.
"Mitt Romney was not our first choice for the Republican nomination for president of the United States, but he was one of two candidates who stood head and shoulders above the rest of the field as sensible, experienced grownups with a history of making things work rather than pursuing ideological fetishes," said The State.
On Sunday the paper hit Romney as a politician too willing to change his views in order to win votes but praised Huntsman as a "a true conservative."