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Faces of Ted Cruz supporters in South Carolina

(02/21/16 11:15am)

COLUMBIA, S.C. — On Saturday night, three Daily Pennsylvanian editors attended a Ted Cruz watch party that witnessed his loss to Donald Trump, then just barely to Marco Rubio. We asked people in the crowd about why they support Ted Cruz over all other candidates, many emphasizing his Christian values and "proven conservative record." 

Rubio staffers sent into flurry trying to avoid DP interview

(02/20/16 7:16pm)

COLUMBIA, S.C. — You wouldn’t think that Republican presidential candidate and Florida Senator Marco Rubio — who has risen to the upper ranks of polls, taken on his own mentor, fellow candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and secured the endorsement of the governor here — could be stopped by two Daily Pennsylvanian staffers. But on Saturday morning, the day of the Republican primary here, Assignments Editor Ellie Schroeder and I delayed the Rubio campaign.

Conservative radio host Sean Hannity works two candidate rallies, same three jokes

(02/20/16 1:00pm)

CHARLESTON, S.C. — "Lets say you're a dumb liberal in the media,” conservative radio personality and Fox News show host Sean Hannity opened a Ted Cruz rally at the College of Charleston on Friday. The jab came at no surprise, considering media insults have been in vogue this election cycle, notably trumpeted by Sen. Cruz (R-Texas) himself at an early GOP debate. Plus, six Daily Pennsylvanian editors, myself included, had just been mistaken as volunteers or interns multiple times after introducing ourselves as the press.