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The 2015 South Carolina Freedom Summit in Pictures

Presidential hopefuls gathered for the South Carolina Freedom Summit in Greenville on Saturday, vying to make their mark in the state that holds the South's first primary—and has a history of predicting the GOP nominee.

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  1. Elephants on parade
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    Elephants on parade

    Bob Dowd from Taylors, S.C., wears a Republican-themed tie while waiting to enter the Peace Center to attend the South Carolina Freedom Summit on May 9, 2015.
  2. Flags and freedom
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    Flags and freedom

    An attendee wears a U.S. flag-themed shirt as he waits to enter the Peace Center to attend the South Carolina Freedom Summit on May 9, 2015.
  3. Face to face
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    Face to face

    Allen Ellis wears a Freedom Biker Church hat while waiting to enter the Peace Center to attend the South Carolina Freedom Summit on May 9, 2015.
  4. Team Cruz
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    Team Cruz

    A volunteer holds up a sign to vote for Texas Senator Ted Cruz, a presidential candidate, outside the Peace Center before the start of the South Carolina Freedom Summit on May 9, 2015.
  5. Rick Santorum
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    Rick Santorum

    Former Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania speaks at the South Carolina Freedom Summit on May 9, 2015.
  6. Scott Walker
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    Scott Walker

    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker speaks at the South Carolina Freedom Summit on May 9, 2015.
  7. Rick Perry
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    Rick Perry

    Former Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks at the South Carolina Freedom Summit on May 9, 2015.
  8. Hats on
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    Hats on

    An attendee wears a hat supporting Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, at the South Carolina Freedom Summit on May 9, 2015.
  9. Donald Trump
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    Donald Trump

    Donald Trump, a real estate mogul, speaks at the South Carolina Freedom Summit on May 9, 2015.
  10. Marco Rubio
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    Marco Rubio

    Florida Senator Marco Rubio speaks at the South Carolina Freedom Summit on May 9, 2015.
  11. Ted Cruz
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    Ted Cruz

    Texas Senator Ted Cruz speaks at the South Carolina Freedom Summit on May 9, 2015.
  12. Ben Carson
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    Ben Carson

    Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, speaks at the South Carolina Freedom Summit on May 9, 2015.
  13. Carly Fiorina
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    Carly Fiorina

    Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina speaks at the South Carolina Freedom Summit on May 9, 2015.
  14. Bobby Jindal
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    Bobby Jindal

    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal speaks at the South Carolina Freedom Summit on May 9, 2015.
  15. Pledging allegiance
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    Pledging allegiance

    Attendees stand with hands over their heart during the pledge of allegiance at the South Carolina Freedom Summit on May 9, 2015.
  16. Lunch time
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    Lunch time

    Attendees hold Chick-fil-A bags during lunch at the South Carolina Freedom Summit on May 9, 2015.