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

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Sun, 21 Feb 2016 00:45:26 Z)

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.


: Donald Trump got a smile from putting a frown on Fox faces:

: 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%

: John Kasich stands to benefit from Bush's withdrawal.

: 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.


: Watch a live stream of Donald Trump's victory speech here:

: #SCPrimary 26% counted: Trump 34% Cruz 22% Rubio 21% Bush 8% Kasich 8% Bush 8% Carson 7%


: 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.

: 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%


: John Kasich tweets optimism despite being 5th in South Carolina:

About the author:

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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