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Nearly every 2016 presidential hopeful stops in the Palmetto State to meet voters

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - South Carolina is one of the first states to hold a primary and almost every presidential hopeful has stopped in the state to meet voters.

Starting with the republicans, the last candidate to swing through was republican Ted Cruz. Cruz highlighted repealing the affordable care act and the Iran Nuclear Deal.

Jeb Bush also made a recent stop in the palmetto state. This time speaking to a younger generation of voters at CCU. He spoke on rebuilding the nation's army, and defense resources.
Bush specifically stated the United States should take the lead in the fight against ISIS.

Ben Carson's latest trips to the area were to Aiken and Greenville, South Carolina. 

Carly Fiorina was also in the area in September speaking with Attorney General Alan Wilson.  She said the nation's biggest issues were the economy, illegal immigration and the current political system.

Several more republican candidates made a summer stop in the palmetto state, including Mike Huckabee, who spoke on repairing the social security system and keeping America’s promise TO veterans.

Marco Rubio told voters he wanted to restore the American Dream and reduce student loan debt.

Lindsey Graham was in Myrtle Beach for Senator Tim Scott’s Town Hall series. There he talked about fighting ISIS before the fight reaches US soil

John Kasich also spoke on ISIS and the Iran Nuclear Deal.

Chris Christie, spoke on building up the United States defense forces.

Rick Santorum came to Florence to speak about bringing more manufacturing jobs to America. Rand Paul, George Pataki and Jim Gilmore have also stopped in the state.

As for the democrats, Hillary Clinton, Martin O'Malley and Bernie Sanders have all come face to face with South Carolina voters.

Most recently they were going back and forth during a debate at Winthrop University. O'Malley splits his focus between social reforms, voting rights and the economy. Bernie Sanders gave examples showing his long time support for civil rights. Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state says the economy, infrastructure, jobs, and income equality- should take top billing in 2016.

Several candidates have plans to stop in the state again over the coming months. The democrats will have another debate in Charleston come January.

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