Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) leads the field of potential Republican presidential candidates in early-voting South Carolina, according to a new poll from Gravis Marketing.
Huckabee, who finished a strong second place in South Carolina’s 2008 primary, polls at 18 percent in the survey. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) comes in second place with 17 percent, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is in third with 14 percent of the vote and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) pulls 13 percent. No other candidate reaches double digits.
Senators Rand Paul and Marco Rubio were tied at 8%.
A group of South Carolina pastors is headed to Arkansas this week for an American Renewal Project-sponsored Pastors and Pews event with Huckabee. American Renewal Project recently brought Sen. Ted Cruz to South Carolina.
Also going to the event is former SC GOP Chairman Chad Connelly, who now works for the RNC doing evangelical outreach.
Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.
Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.