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Trump and Cruz Trade Punches as South Carolina Turns Fierce

After splitting the first two Republican nominating contests, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are escalating their attacks on one another in an attempt to win the next.
GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Campaigns In South Carolina Day After NH Primary
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After splitting the first two Republican nominating contests, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are escalating their attacks on one another in an attempt to win the next: the Feb. 20 primary in South Carolina, a state notorious for its political mudslinging.

The Cruz campaign, trailing by double digits in early polling in the state, has filled South Carolina's airwaves and mailboxes with attacks on Trump, raising questions about his religious beliefs and portraying him as a ruthless billionaire who exploits property laws for his own gain.