An attendee wears a Ben Carson, Republican 2016 U.S. presidential candidate, sticker on his hat during the South Carolina Freedom Summit hosted by Citizens United and Congressman Jeff Duncan in Greenville, South Carolina, U.S., on Saturday, May 9, 2015. The Freedom Summit brings grassroots activists from across South Carolina and the surrounding area to hear from conservative leaders and presidential hopefuls.

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An attendee wears a Ben Carson, Republican 2016 U.S. presidential candidate, sticker on his hat during the South Carolina Freedom Summit hosted by Citizens United and Congressman Jeff Duncan in Greenville, South Carolina, U.S., on Saturday, May 9, 2015. The Freedom Summit brings grassroots activists from across South Carolina and the surrounding area to hear from conservative leaders and presidential hopefuls.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The 2015 South Carolina Freedom Summit in Pictures

A cattle call in Greenville.

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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Elephants on parade
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.
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Flags and freedom
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.
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Face to face
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.
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Team Cruz
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.
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Rick Santorum
Rick Santorum
Former Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania speaks at the South Carolina Freedom Summit on May 9, 2015.
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Scott Walker
Scott Walker
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker speaks at the South Carolina Freedom Summit on May 9, 2015.
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Rick Perry
Rick Perry
Former Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks at the South Carolina Freedom Summit on May 9, 2015.
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Hats on
Hats on
An attendee wears a hat supporting Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, at the South Carolina Freedom Summit on May 9, 2015.
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Donald Trump
Donald Trump
Donald Trump, a real estate mogul, speaks at the South Carolina Freedom Summit on May 9, 2015.
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Marco Rubio
Marco Rubio
Florida Senator Marco Rubio speaks at the South Carolina Freedom Summit on May 9, 2015.
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Ted Cruz
Ted Cruz
Texas Senator Ted Cruz speaks at the South Carolina Freedom Summit on May 9, 2015.
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Ben Carson
Ben Carson
Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, speaks at the South Carolina Freedom Summit on May 9, 2015.
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Carly Fiorina
Carly Fiorina
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina speaks at the South Carolina Freedom Summit on May 9, 2015.
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Bobby Jindal
Bobby Jindal
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal speaks at the South Carolina Freedom Summit on May 9, 2015.
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Pledging allegiance
Pledging allegiance
Attendees stand with hands over their heart during the pledge of allegiance at the South Carolina Freedom Summit on May 9, 2015.
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Lunch time
Lunch time
Attendees hold Chick-fil-A bags during lunch at the South Carolina Freedom Summit on May 9, 2015.
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