Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is fighting against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) for the second spot.
Rubio scored a huge endorsement today. The governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley came out in favor of him. She also bucked front runners Donald Trump and Cruz for being too divisive.
Haley is a rising star in the Republican Party. She bucked her own party when it came to the Confederate flag. The governor faced pressure from the families of the victims killed at Emanuel AME Church and #BlackLivesMatter.
In July, the state officially removed the flag from the state grounds. The governor won praise from Democrats and Republicans for taking a
|Rubio gets the approval of South Carolina's Nikki Haley.|
Jeb Bush who was hoping for Haley's endorsement was none too happy about it. Bush felt that she made a huge mistake in endorsing Rubio.
Bush has been hammering Rubio, Trump and Cruz for having no experience. He's so far trailing either in fourth place or fifth place.
Dr. Ben Carson and John Kasich are stumbling in the national polls.
Carson's last stand could be in South Carolina. If he doesn't finish strong he may eventually drop out.
Kasich's second place victory in New Hampshire was a bump that all but disappeared. He's signals he'll carry the contest to Super Tuesday, Ohio and Florida.
The country's most nastiest agitator went to social media to blast Haley. The ignorant woman thinks that American-born Nikki Haley is an immigrant.
Hey South Carolina! The woman who ripped down your Confederate symbols & demands no pause in Muslim immigration just endorsed Mario Rubio.— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) February 17, 2016
Nikki Haley endorses Rubio. Bc the 1 thing she is determined to do is replace those awful sons of the Confederacy with Bangledeshi migrants— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) February 17, 2016
The South Carolina primary is on Saturday. It looks like Trump may pull a strong victory in the state.
But don't count out polls. Rubio and Cruz are both competitive challengers.