Sunday, January 29, 2012

South Carolina Primary: Part 1

I spent 10 days on the road covering the South Carolina Republican Primary for The New York Times. Here's part one:

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Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, who is running for the Republican nomination for President, poses for photographs with his wife Callista after speaking at the Republican presidential candidate forum and barbecue at James F. Byrnes High School in Duncan, S.C. on Friday, January 13, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times

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Republican presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum delivers a stump speech during a campaign stop at Popes at the White House restaurant in York, S.C. on Friday, January 13, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times
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Berkley Richards, 9 drinks a Cookout "Fancy Shake" as Republican presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum makes a campaign stop inside a Cookout restaurant in Gaffney, S.C. on Friday, January 13, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times
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Republican presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum leaves a Cookout restaurant in Gaffney, S.C. after making a campaign stop on Friday, January 13, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times
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Republican presidential candidate and former Senator Rick Santorum delivers a stump speech while hosting a town hall meeting at The Daniel Island School in Charleston, S.C. on Thursday, January 12, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times
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Republican presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum delivers a stump speech at Tommy's Country Ham House in Greenville, S.C. on Saturday, January 14, 2012. A portrait of Confederate Civil War General Robert E. Lee hangs on the wall behind him. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times
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Romney supporter Jim Wilson attaches campaign placards to his pickup truck in the parking lot of American Legion Post 15 in Sumter, S.C. before Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney's campaign event on Saturday afternoon, January 14, 2012. "Since the Iowa straw poll this gypsy's been on the road," said Wilson of himself. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times
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Tom Bragg of Dallas, Tx. sells campaign buttons to Romney supporters waiting in line outside American Legion Post 15 in Sumter, S.C. before Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney's campaign event on Saturday afternoon, January 14, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times
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Romney supporters wait in line outside American Legion Post 15 in Sumter, S.C. before Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney's campaign event on Saturday afternoon, January 14, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times
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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney delivers a stump speech during a campaign event at American Legion Post 15 in Sumter, S.C. on Saturday afternoon, January 14, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times
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Republican presidential candidate and Texas Governor Rick Perry greets supporters during The South Carolina Faith and Freedom Coalition Prayer Breakfast at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Sunday morning, January 15, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times
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An attendee at The South Carolina Faith and Freedom Coalition Prayer Breakfast takes a photo of Republican presidential candidate and Texas Governor Rick Perry with her iPhone at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Sunday morning, January 15, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times
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Republican presidential candidate Representative Ron Paul holds a campaign event at the Hilton Myrtle Beach Conference Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Sunday afternoon, January 15, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times
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Members of Ron Paul's security detail stand watch as Paul delivers a stump speech at the Hilton Myrtle Beach Conference Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Sunday afternoon, January 15, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times
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Republican presidential candidate Representative Ron Paul is mobbed by media and supporters after holding a campaign event at the Hilton Myrtle Beach Conference Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Sunday afternoon, January 15, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times
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Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich attends an awards breakfast commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Canal Street Recreation Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on the day of the Fox News Republican Debate at the Myrtle Beach Conference Center on Monday, January 16, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times
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Fox News anchor Bret Baier does an on-camera "hit" for local Fox affiliates outside of the Myrtle Beach Conference Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C.on the morning of the Fox News Republican Debate on Monday, January 16, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times
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Fox News anchor Bret Baier's earpiece is seen clipped to his collar after filming several on-camera "hits" for local Fox affiliates on the morning of the Fox News Republican Debate at the Myrtle Beach Conference Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C.  on Monday, January 16, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times
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Fox News anchor Bret Baier poses for a photograph with 15 year-old Lexi Thomas of Mt. Pleasant, S.C. on the morning of the Fox News Republican Debate at the Myrtle Beach Conference Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C.  on Monday, January 16, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times
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Fox News anchor Bret Baier asks for advice from crew members on which tie to wear during a rehearsal on the afternoon of the Fox News Republican Debate at the Myrtle Beach Conference Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C.  on Monday, January 16, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times
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Fox News anchor Bret Baier gets his makeup done before hosting his show "Special Report with Bret Baier" on the evening of the Fox News Republican Debate at the Myrtle Beach Conference Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C.  on Monday, January 16, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times
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Fox News anchor Bret Baier hosts his show "Special Report with Bret Bair" with Wall Street Journal reporter Kelly Evans on the evening of the Fox News Republican Debate at the Myrtle Beach Conference Center in Myrtle Beach, S.C.  on Monday, January 16, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times
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Texas Governor Rick Perry (left) joked with Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum (center) as then-frontrunner Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (right) talked with former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich backstage before the Fox News Republican Debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Monday, January 16, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times
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Then-frontrunner Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney responded to a question during the Fox News Republican Debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Monday, January 16, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times
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Audience members stand and applaud after Newt Gingrich responded to a moderator question during the Fox News Republican Debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Monday, January 16, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times
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Former Pennsylvanian Senator Rick Santorum exits the stage during the last commercial break of the Fox News Republican Debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Monday, January 16, 2012. Luke Sharrett for The New York Times
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**Photos copyright Luke Sharrett and The New York Times**

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