No Money in South Carolina Budget to Fund 2012 GOP Primary Staff

6/22/2011 9:28:00 AM - Staff

South Carolina will not fund the state GOP's first-in-the-South presidential primary in February, leaving officials scrambling to sort out who will pay for it.

The Republican Party insists the primary will go on, even if the GOP must come up with as much as $1.5 million to run it. "In no way is this primary in jeopardy," said Matt Moore, the state GOP's executive director.