November 28th, 2007
06:50 AM ET
15 years ago

South Carolina Wednesday news roundup

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) - Here's a quick look at what's making political news in South Carolina today:

Sen. John McCain fits in a campaign stop in Clemson before heading down to St. Petersburg, Florida for the CNN/YouTube debate.

In Anderson Tuesday, McCain continued to pound Democrats on Iraq.

The L.A. Times covers McCain campaigning in South Carolina, saying that he "spoke of little else [other than Iraq] as he campaigned Monday and Tuesday in Lexington, Seneca and Anderson." But, they say, "He favored the troop increase that has led to a drop in Iraq violence, but not to a surge in his polling numbers."

Meanwhile, Sen. Hillary Clinton picked up the endorsement of dozens of black ministers in Spartanburg, which the Greenville News calls "a potentially serious blow to fellow Sen. Barack Obama."

South Carolina GOP chairman Katon Dawson took a jab at Clinton, who reportedly said in Aiken, “I am proud to say I have a lot of Republican support in South Carolina."

Dawson responded: "Hillary Clinton is as popular among South Carolina Republicans as President Bush is among San Francisco liberals. Bill Clinton never carried our State, and Hillary certainly won't carry South Carolina next November."

- CNN South Carolina Producer Peter Hamby

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