Post & Courier's Kasich nod caps off wild week of SC candidate endorsements

Post & Courier backs Kasich; Haley backs Rubio; Summey backs Trump.


It's been a week of big candidate endorsements as South Carolina Republican voters get set to head to the polls in tomorrow's Palmetto State GOP Presidential Primary.

The Post & Courier (Charleston, SC) editorial board used the day before the election to come out strong in support of Ohio Governor John Kasich.

"Gov. Kasich’s record clearly recommends him as a proven leader who can push sound conservative principles forward while forging productive compromises with Democrats," notes the editorial. "He’s also the only candidate in either party whose record includes impressive accomplishments both as a long-term federal legislator and as a second-term governor."

This endorsement follows the backing of The State (Columbia, SC) newspaper, which endorsed Kasich earlier in the week, noting the governor's "actual record of improving federal and state governments."

Kasich wasn't the only presidential candidate scoring endorsements this week.

Governor Nikki Haley endorsed Florida U.S. Senator Marco Rubio on Wednesday, saying she wanted someone with "fight and passion."

"I wanted somebody who has the conviction to do the right thing," Haley said. "But I wanted somebody humble enough (who) remembers that you work for all the people."

Yesterday, North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey made headlines by endorsing businessman Donald Trump.

As Palmetto Business Daily reported on Sunday, an American Research Group poll found Trump with a big lead over his rivals with thirty-five percent of the vote. Kasich was in second with fifteen percent; Rubio in third with fourteen percent.

The South Carolina Republican Primary Election will be held tomorrow, Saturday, February 20, 2016.

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