- South Carolina Primary
Release from South
Carolina Republican Party
September 30, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
South Carolina Republican Party
15 Republican candidates file for President in South Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Matt Moore
today announced that 15 current Republican presidential candidates have
properly filed their paperwork to appear on South Carolina's 2016
First-in-the-South Republican presidential primary ballot. The deadline
to file was 5:00 P.M. today. The South Carolina Republican presidential
primary will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016.
“The Republican Party has the most diverse, qualified field of candidates in its history and I'm thrilled at the choices voters will have next February,” said South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Matt Moore. "On the other hand, the Democrats' coronation of Hillary Clinton continues despite her lagging poll numbers and an ongoing FBI investigation into her secret email server."
Below, in alphabetical order, are the names of the candidates spelled as they will appear on the ballot:
John R. Kasich
George E. Pataki
Donald J. Trump
Governor Scott Walker filed for president in South Carolina in late August, but has since withdrawn from the race. Governor Rick Perry did not file in South Carolina before withdrawing from the race.
South Carolina's First-in-the-South Republican presidential primary has grown in significance over time. Since 1980, no Republican presidential candidate has won the White House without first winning South Carolina’s Republican presidential primary. In 2011/2012, the Republican presidential primary had a $50 million economic impact in the state.