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the campaign trail is getting hot as we draw closer to the gop primary. gop presidential candidates continue to make appearances all across the palmetto state...from the upstate to the midlands and the lowcountry. after seemingly endless speculation, governor nikki haley has made her choice. she is endorsing florida senator marco rubio in the race for president. haley is expected to officially announce her endorsement tonight at rubio's town hall in chapin. that's where we find our billie jean shaw with a look at the impact of the announcement. this is a big boost for rubio's campaign ahead of saturday's primary. recent polls have him running neck and neck with ted cruz for second place. this endorsement gives the florida senator that all important momentum ... not only here in south carolina but across the country. over the last year, gov.
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headlines after her response to the mother emanuel shooting in charleston, the removal of the confederate flag from the state house, the historic flood and, most recently, her response to the president's state of the union address. she and the florida senator have a lot in common...including youth. haley is the youngest current governor in the country, rubio is the youngest presidential candidate running. haley is the first indian american to serve as governor of south carolina. if elected as president, rubio would be the first president of hispanic decent. "i've had a lot of respect for her in the past year...all of the thigns that south carolina has gone through. i think her endorsement will mean a lot to voters in south carolina. certainly is to me." all of the candidates are getting some kind of media coverage as they canvass the state but with haley expected to join rubio on stage during
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this has become the event to watch tonight for the official endorsement announcement. . the event kicks off at six.... for live updates of the event, follow me on twitter at billie jean tv. jeb bush speaking out after this big endorsement announcement. when speaking to reporters after a town hall event in summerville this afternoon, bush said he was "disappointed" to not win haley's support. bush had told nbc news today that haley's endorsement would be critical - and if he didn't get it, it would send a signal that he needs to work harder.
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and said if he should win the be a role or her in his campaign,." marco rubio, ted cruz and ben carson have all tried to make the case that they have strong religious values. in south carolina, about 65 per cent of republican voters identify as evangelical or born-again christians. but several polls show the candidate winning the largest share of evangelicals---is donald trump. and that has perplexed even veteran political observers. jack kuenzie joins us now with more. judi and dawndy---a lot of people with many years watching and taking part in south carolina politics admit they did not see this coming a few months ago. here's donald trump--a man whose political affiliations, positions on the issues, lifestyle and public statements have often seemed completely at odds with a conservative christian mindset. and yet---in a new public policy polling survey---trump wins 35 per cent of evangelical voters.
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defines trump's lead with that segment---trump at 42 per cent of white evangelicals, leading ted cruz with 23, marco rubio at 14. political consultant bob mcalister---himself a lay minister---says it's not that christian conservatives are abandoning their values to side with trump. i think evangelicals as well as all republicans are just mad. they're just mad at the way things have gone for the last seven years. down is up, right is wrong, vice versa. and so people i think are reacting to what has taken place in this country for the last seven years viscerally and they're determined to see it change. that said, mcalister is not ready to buy completely into these polling results. he believes the gop race is still fluid---something noted by ppp in its survey, with
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overall saying they could change their minds before election day. jack kuenzie wis news ten. coming up in about four minutes, we will dig deeper into the youth african american vote. but first, let's get a quick check on the weather with meteorologist ben tanner. a fast moving disturbance to our north will give us some clouds and a sprinkle this morning , skies will clear my midday, highs lower 60s. high pressure comes in thursday through the weekend.we'll start out cool thursday with highs near 60 then warm to the 70s by the weekend with sunny to mostly sunny skies. overnight lows from the lower 30s friday morning to upper 40s by monday am. our next organized rain chance come early next week.until then it's a taste of
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a camden man charged with manslaughter will remain behind bars for now. a judge is considering bond for jimmy methe. he's the homeowner authorities say fatally shot a 17 year old during an attempted theft early saturday morning. wis's mike desumma was in the courtroom. he joins us live from camden. judi, dawndy...methe's friends and neighbors showed their support here at the kershaw county courthouse for today's bond hearing. there were very few empty seats behind jimmy methe in the room itself. they were there to ask the judge to grant him a low
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defendant's character. methe has lived here in camden since 1996.and according to his supporters is an active member of the community. prosecutors feel however he did not have any legal right to fatally shoot 17 year old brandon spencer during that attempted robbery saturday morning. investigators say they concluded spencer was running from methe's home after he came out to confront the two people who were near his truck. according to the kershaw county sheriff's office, there had been several break-ins in methe's neighborhood during recent months. sheriff jim matthews says that gave the defendant no cause to take the law into his own hands. "i'm not happy about that either so i understand the sentiment behind his actions but he acted beyond what he should have in that situation." "i think he was doing exactly what anyone else would've done." prosecutors asked the judge today that methe be given a high surety bond until
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the court is expected to make a decision on bond as early as the end of this week. live in camden, mike desumma, wis news 10 many of the candidates are pushing hard for the youth vote. the african american vote is also a big battleground. wis' meaghan norman spoke with usc students who fit both demographics -- and are very engaged in the political process. judi, the students i spoke to are very passionate about who they support. they've done their research and they understand the importance of making their voices heard. "i've been a hillary supporter months now." "bernie sanders. i would do everything i can to ensure i do my part to get other people on board." "i'll probably be voting on the democratic ticket. i think that i need a little more affirmation from either candidate that i can trust them in the white house."
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rand paul before he left the race but now i definitely think governor kasich is the best choice." their choices for the most part align with the same but for these students, they say the issues and substance behind each candidate's platforms and promises will end up being the deciding factor in how they cast their vote. "i think her gun control and her pro-choice stance is really what drives me toward her." "i think we definitely need someone like senator sanders to be president of the united states. he's definitely qualified. he's been in washington so long. he knows the ins and outs of washington. he's worked with people on both sides, republicans and democrats so i think he can get the job i haven't found that in either of the candidates." this was a very small sampling of politically active students. coming up on the news at 6 -- hear why one of the students is going against the
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wis news 10. we have much more on decision 2016 coming up at 5:30. we will go over the voting process at the polls, hear from democratic presidential candidate bernie sanders, and find out why undecided voters could impact on marco rubio's campaign. break today ...
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something is just fundamentally broken when african americans are more likely to be arrested by police, and sentenced to longer prison terms, for doing the same thing that whites do. ...when too many encounters with law enforcement end tragically. we need investments in education, health care and jobs, to counter generations of neglect. we have to face up to the hard truth of injustice and systemic racism. i'm hillary clinton,
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for the number one spot in the polls. -cruz is the first choice: 28% -trump- 26 % -marco rubio at 3rd 17 percent -reversal from last month : trump held a 13 point lead over cruz 33 percent 20 percent. -poll conducted after trump's victory in nh and saturday's gop debate in sc. -the new nbc/wsj poll shows a nine-point drop in the percentage of gop primary voters who can see themselves supporting the real-estate mogul from 65 percent in january to 56 percent
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a fast moving disturbance to our north will give us some clouds and a sprinkle this morning , skies will clear my midday, highs lower 60s. i'm judi gatson. in today's military salute we are proud to honor 3 outstanding young men who are best friends. mason cox ... austan day ... and jacob robertson grew up together in rural gilbert. they all decided to take the brave journey to serve in the us army, choosing infantry as their military specialty. they
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fort benning within 2 weeks of each other, but were in different companies so they only saw each other in chapel a handful of sundays. these young men are an inspiration to their family and friends and their strength and courage are a testament to our community. break a look now at your first alert
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a fast moving disturbance to our north will give us some clouds and a sprinkle this morning , skies will clear my midday, highs lower 60s. high pressure comes in thursday through the weekend.we'll start out cool thursday with highs near 60 then warm to the 70s by the weekend with sunny to mostly sunny skies. overnight lows from the lower 30s friday morning to upper 40s by monday am. our next organized rain chance come early next week.until then it's a taste of
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showing third graders in one school district the importance of reading...one page at a time. coming up on wis--getting a look at the "together we can read" initiative in the capital city.
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one partnered together to show 3rd graders the importance of reading and how be literate can set them up for success. it's part of the "together we can read" initiative. the program targets 3rd graders who are at the pivotal age where adequate reading skills must be obtained before they are moved on to higher grades. "reading is that gateway. it opens the doors to everything. whether you're reading for information, or reading for fun, or reading for you may have. there's nothing in our lives where we can't apply the things at the program like this." columbia city councilwoman tameika
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be a collaboration between the city, schools and students, but parents should also play an active roll in encouraging their children's success. a group of special students came together today to see what it would be like to participate in the special olympics. a leadership group from spring hill high school put together the young athletes expo today. special needs children ages seven and under, from three elementary schools came out to participate. organizers say the activities were set up to be fun - but the day was about more than just games. "i hope these kids take away that they are loved, and that someone would take the time out of their busy senior or junior year to kind of honor them and honor the disabilities that they have and kind of look past it." this is the second year the spring hill high school has put on this event - this year adding a third school into the mix. "he came to my job.
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he won me over. go marco!" " i was already a rubio supporter." straight ahead on wis--we go one on one with democratic presidential candidate bernie sanders. plus--lots of hype surrounding marco rubio's campaign rally as crowds wait for governor haley's big announcment. break thanks for staying with us for
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i'm dawndy mercer plank. after months of speculation, governor nikki haley has endorsed senator marco rubio. haley is expected to officially
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endorsement tonight at rubio's town hall in chapin. that's where we find our billie jean shaw. this would be a big boost for rubio's campaign ahead of saturday's primary. recent polls have him running neck and neck with ted cruz for second place. this endorsement speaks volumes for the florida senator not only here in south carolina but across the country. gov. haley has made national headlines many times over the past year from her response to the mother emanuel shooting in
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removal of the confederate flag from the state house, also the florida senator and governor have a lot in common. they're also both meet common if elected as president, rubio hall. she'll join him along with for live updates of the event, follow me on twitter at billie jean tv. a just released nbc wall street journal national poll shows ted cruz has overtaken donald trump
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cruz is now the choice of 28 percent of gop voters. trump is second at 26 percent. and marco rubio is third at 17 percent. this poll comes after other surveys both nationally and in south carolina-showed trump with a commanding lead. however, this most recent poll was conducted after trump's win in new hampshire and saturday's gop debate in the palmetto
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a fast moving disturbance to our north will give us some clouds and a sprinkle this
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the voting process before saturday's primary. wis's allie spillyards is breaking down the school's first-ever politics week. with primary season now in full college's political science department and its students are opening the first ever politics week to the public. several events will be held to give voters the tools they need to make an educated tonight, that includes discussion with local politicians followed by q and a. tomorrow will be a candidate discussion forum followed by a special presentation on the missing voter project -- an initiative of the south network. based on the 2014 census...
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867-thousand that aren't registered and you add the 1.6 million registered voters who don't vote... the project points out 2.5 million missing voters across our state... or 2/3rds of those old enough to vote. "it's important right now because there are a number of people that are kind of disenchanted with politics. don't understand politics. so what we wanted to do is begin to raise awareness about politics, interest in politics and deal in some sense with negative attitudes about politics." tonight's event will be hosted by south carolina representative walt mcleod and newberry county republican party chair cole lawrimore at alumni music center from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to find out about tomorrow night's events, click on the big red 10 on our website wis tv dot com. and if you can't make either -- newberry college says it's already gearing up for another politics week in the fall, ahead of the presidential
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democratic presidential contender, vermont senator bernie sanders is facing accusations of sexism against his campaign, over language used by a prominent supporter. this afternoon, sanders spoke with wis' charles molineaux. charles.... an outspoken supporter and sometimes surrogate for sanders, rapper michael render, aka, killer mike, touched off a firestorm yesterday, he was speaking at morehouse college in atlanta and he went after the hillary clinton campaign saying "a uterus doesn't qualify you to be president of the united states." now he was quoting something a woman, activist jane elliot had said to him, but killer mike and the sanders campaign have been taking heat for it. sanders told me there was a point to be made. he was quoting one of the best-known international educators or out there, i woman named jane elliot. i think that quote is the way mike was making the point that people have got to be
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candidate who best represents their interest. i have never asked people to "vote for me i'm a man. guys we've got to stick together." i've never said that. so i think what mike was trying to say, in his way, was people have got to vote " sanders has been concentrating on the nevada caucus where he and hillary clinton are running neck and neck but after that it's on to south carolina for next saturday's primary here. south carolina has been considered hillary's "fire wall" and support for her has been historically strong here, but sanders says he's getting his message out here and creating cracks in that wall. we'll have more of our interview with sanders in the news at 6. to cast your vote in the republican primary on saturday here's what you need to know: polls open up at 7 am and close
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you must have a form of a photo id with you - like a driver license, id card from the dmv, voter registration card with a photo, military id or a passport. once you've been checked in, a polling manager will take you to the voting booth. wis has a preview of what that process will look like. "the first thing you'll see is an instruction screen. if you're familiar with the screen then you can just go ahead and touch "view ballot." your ballot comes up and it's a real simple ballot it has one office. it does have a lot of candidate on it so you want to educate yourself on whose still in the race before voting. then you just choose a candidate and hit review and then check you r candidate on the review screen and make sure it's what you want it to be. press it again and confirm and your ballot's been cast." to find your polling place as well as information on absentee voting head to wistv.com and click on the big red 10.
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for a quick lunch at the grille on main in-between campaign stops in columbia and greenville. after eating with voters, carson spoke to the crowd about his upbringing. he focused on the need to do let people help people... instead of relying on government welfare. it's a message he echoed in columbia this morning when asked about south carolina's flood recovery. "we have a responsibility to each other. and is it good for us to have fema? absolutely. is it good for us to have disaster relief programs? absolutely. but the biggest thing we can do is once again, begin to take care of each other." dr. carson's final south carolina stops ahead of the primary include greenville, north charleston and florence. according to public policy polling nearly 30% of likely primary voters say they
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now and election day. among those voters who are either undecided or support the bottom three candidates, bush, carson or kasich, likely primary voters say if they had to choose one of the top three candidates, marco rubio would benefit. 37% say they would move to rubio. compared to 19% that would move to trump... and 13% would vote for ted cruz. this means if strategic voting occurs and supporters of the bottom three candidates decide to vote for someone who has a better chance, rubio might put in an unexpectedly strong performance saturday night.
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skies will clear my midday, highs lower 60s. high pressure comes in thursday through the weekend.we'll start out cool thursday with highs near 60 then warm to the 70s by the weekend with sunny to mostly sunny skies. overnight lows from the lower 30s friday morning to upper 40s by monday am. our next organized rain chance come early next week.until then it's a taste of spring!
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skies will clear my midday, highs lower 60s. high pressure comes in thursday through the weekend.we'll start out cool thursday with highs near 60 then warm to the 70s by the weekend with sunny to mostly sunny skies. overnight lows from the lower 30s friday morning to upper 40s by monday am. our next organized rain chance come early next week.until then it's a taste of spring! break this is day seven of my "50 days
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series - my way to celebrate turning a half century old by embracing age, health and fitness. today's exercise is like riding a bike with your arms rather than your legs. :00 - :10 18 seconds in sporting the look of a fancy gym
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updated pieces of equipment, i was able to meet an upper body ergometer inside cardiac rehabilitation at lexington medical center. exercise physiologist heather long uses it for cardiovascular and pulmonary patients. "we're actually working on their aerobic capacity as well as strengthening. right now we have you going forward but we actually can go backward as well. as you can tell you were actually working different muscles - more biceps as you're coming back and you're working a lot of your core muscles as well." "and this is a good exercise because it is non-impact?" "right." "and it still gets your heart rate up?" "exactly, and if you have a lower extremity injury or even spinal cord patients as well can use this type bike." the ergometer also is used for physical therapy and you can find it in gyms. because a broken foot prevents me from running, this machine helps me still get a workout for strengthening the heart
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several measurement on the touch screen help guide your effort. "this is a met and it stands for metabolic equivalent and what we are looking at here is how hard the patient or client is exerting themselves on the equipment. so as we increase their level and the faster that she is actually peddling, which you can see she is peddling really fast, the higher that number is going to get over their time here. at a three met level is when we start seeing cardiovascular benefits." going both directions on this ergometer works the biceps, shoulders, triceps, deltoids, abs and back. the staff at the cardiac rehab get their workout guidelines from the american college of sports medicine. my hope is to encourage you to not let any obstacles get in your way to being active - so this is a great option for those with
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straight ahead on wis--they say love can be cruel! wis--they say love can be cruel! a wandering elephant in china is causing a giant mess! and his anger could be rooted with heartbreak. break she spent a lifetime making a difference for people. winning healthcare for 8 million children. benefits for families
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and the national guard. standing strong around the world for human rights and women's rights. hillary clinton. she'll raise the minimum wage. take on the drug companies to lower the cost of prescription drugs. and give everyone the opportunity to go to college without going into debt. she'll get the job done... for us.
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rousey says she has suicidal thoughts after holly holm knocked her out during a fight -- and took her title. but the current sports illustrated swimsuit model says her boyfriend helped her recover. pay attention to the bylines if you read the huffington post today. catherine, duchess of cambridge, was a guest editor. she's publishing a blog about her initiative called "young minds matter." she writes that mental health problems are still taboo... even though unresolved mental issues among kids can devastate their lives later. the blog will be followed by a
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about children's mental health. a wild elephant in southwestern china wandered on to a tourist road yesterday. the elephant first left a nature reserve last friday and has damaged 29 cars parked along the road. locals speculate that the elephant was probably angry after losing a fight for a mate. thanks for joining us for the news at 5.
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thanks for joining us this evening. i'm charles molineaux. big news from the campaign trail today--as we await a big endorsement from governor nikki haley. the governor is expected to make her support official for florida senator marco rubio this evening. any minute now we're waiting for that official word at a town hall for rubio in chapin. haley's endorsement already making waves across the the field of candidates--jeb bush saying today that the news comes as a disappointment. the question now--how could this impact the rubio campaign with just three days until south carolina voters go to the polls. meanwhile--a new nbc news poll
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evening shows trump could be losing ground nationally. according to the polls--senator ted cruz ahead of trump now by two points. trump is in second...and marco rubio is in third place. in just an hour, trump is expected to speak to a big crowd at the sumter county civic center. our chad mills is there. he started with a forum in beaufort county this morning. then had a rally in walterboro before heading here to sumter. he'll also be part of an msnbc townhall tonight as well. some of his supporters here in

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