#SCPrimary: Trump Wins, Rubio & Cruz Near Tie For 2nd; Bush Quits

  • by: Alan Duke

STORY UPDATED: check for updates below.

Donald Trump was declared the winner of South Carolina's Republican Primary soon after the polls closed, but Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz were virtually tied for second. Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Ben Carson were clustered at the bottom. Bush decided to drop out. Scroll down to see the latest.


  • 2016-02-21T10:46:54Z 2016-02-21T10:46:54Z
    Donald Trump got a smile from putting a frown on Fox faces:
  • 2016-02-21T10:44:44Z 2016-02-21T10:44:44Z
    South Carolina Primary 100% counted: Donald Trump 32.5%, Ted Cruz 22.5%, Marco Rubio 22.3%, Jeb Bush 7.8%, John Kasich 7.8%, Ben Carson 7.2%
  • 2016-02-21T01:59:06Z 2016-02-21T01:59:06Z
    John Kasich stands to benefit from Bush's withdrawal.
  • 2016-02-21T01:40:30Z 2016-02-21T01:40:30Z
    Jeb Bush announced he will suspend his presidential campaign in the wake of a weak showing in the South Carolina primary. "The people of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina have spoken and tonight I am suspending my campaign,” Bush told supporters.
  • 2016-02-21T01:32:20Z 2016-02-21T01:32:20Z
  • 2016-02-21T01:31:05Z 2016-02-21T01:31:05Z
    Watch a live stream of Donald Trump's victory speech here:
  • 2016-02-21T01:13:55Z 2016-02-21T01:13:55Z
    #SCPrimary 26% counted: Trump 34% Cruz 22% Rubio 21% Bush 8% Kasich 8% Bush 8% Carson 7%
  • 2016-02-21T01:12:28Z 2016-02-21T01:12:28Z
  • 2016-02-21T01:06:24Z 2016-02-21T01:06:24Z
    Despite bringing his brother, President George W. Bush, to SC to campaign, Jeb Bush is in 5th place, only ahead of Ben Carson. John Kasich, who didn't spend nearly as much time and money in the state, is beating Bush.
  • 2016-02-21T01:04:21Z 2016-02-21T01:04:21Z
    With 16% counted, Marco Rubio has jumped ahead of Ted Cruz and John Kasich has moved up to 4th ahead of Jeb Bush: Trump 33% Rubio 22% Cruz 21% Kasich 9% Bush 9% Carson 6%
  • 2016-02-21T00:57:36Z 2016-02-21T00:57:36Z
  • 2016-02-21T00:52:55Z 2016-02-21T00:52:55Z
    John Kasich tweets optimism despite being 5th in South Carolina:

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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