South Carolina’s Economic Pragmatism Sets Traps for Ideologues

  • Clinton and Sanders must navigate intense anti-union climate
  • Cruz targets goverment giveaways like those that lured Boeing

An attendee kneels as Senator Ted Cruz speaks during a campaign rally at the Columbia Armory in Columbia, South Carolina, on Feb. 16, 2016.

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Candidates campaigning in South Carolina’s presidential primaries this month must navigate an economic landscape strewn with pitfalls.

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