No Candidate Has ever Won NH and SC and Lost the GOP Nomination

In the history of presidential races– no Republican candidate has ever won both the Granite and Palmetto States and lost the Republican nomination for president.

Likewise, South Carolina has “handed victory to the eventual Republican standard bearer every cycle since 1980 — with the exception of Newt Gingrich in 2012.”

Many considered the New York businessman’s announcement last year a joke– he wouldn’t’ last and he’d self-destruct. But nine months later he’s dominating the polls, and delegate votes, and is poised to win the Nevada caucus today, and eventually the nomination at the Republican National Convention in July.

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