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Coverage of the South Carolina Primary

Charleston, SC — The South Carolina Primary is today. Mother Lode viewers have weighed in on attack ads. In an informal myMotherLode.com poll question we asked; “Will Gingrich’s attacks on Romney help or hurt Gingrich?” 46% said that the attacks will hurt Gingrich, 23% said it is helping his campaign and 28% said it has no affect.

According to the Associated Press 242 GOP members of the House called for unity after their annual three-day retreat in Baltimore. The GOP insisted that their main goal, dispite their different factions, is to retain their majority and deny President Barack Obama a second term.

According to a Gallup poll taken earlier this week in South Carolina Mitt Romney led Newt Gingrich by 10 percentage points, down from a 23 percentage-point margin a short time earlier.

The poll was conducted before Thursday night’s CNN debate in which Gingrich received two standing ovations, becoming the only candidate to get this honor in all 13 debates of the primary season, according to ABC news.

Former Pennsylvania Senator, Rick Santorum said Friday he will continue his campaign on into Florida regardless of how he does in South Carolina’s primary. Texas Representative Ron Paul is not expected to do well in the South Carolina Primary, but remains on the campaign trail.

You can hear live coverage of the Southern GOP Leadership Conference Debate, held in Charleston, South Carolina beginning at 3:00 pm on AM1450 KVML.