S.C. House of Representatives member Todd Rutherford endorses Secretary Clinton
USC political science professor Kirk Randazzo said South Carolina is going to be a pivotal state
By Avery Bofinger
Monday's New Hampshire Primaries ended with big wins for Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders. Over half-a-million people voted in the primaries, and of those people 47 percent voted for either Trump or Sanders.
Trump received 35 percent of the Republican votes, 20 percent more than surprise runner-up Ohio Gov. Kasich. Senator Ted Cruz finished close behind Kasich, with 12 percent. Bernie Sanders had a substantial win over Hillary Clinton. Sanders received 60 percent of the votes, Clinton ended with only 38 percent.
Now the candidates are trying to use their momentum from Iowa and New Hampshire to get a win in the South Carolina primaries.
"I think South Carolina is going to play a very pivotal roll," Kirk Randazzo, a University of South Carolina political science professor said.
Democratic South Carolina Rep. Todd Rutherford endorsed Clinton on the steps of the South Carolina State House Wednesday.
"Secretary Clinton is the only one if we are to follow our hearts and our heads," Rutherford said.
Bernie Sanders will have to focus gaining minority votes in South Carolina. Secretary Clinton leads among minority voters according to recent polls.
Candidates are campaigning around the Palmetto State to prepare for the Republican Primary on February 20 and the Democratic Primary on February 27.