After Iowa and New Hampshire, GOP presidential candidates turn their focus to South Carolina for the next Republican primary on February 20. Linda So reports.
The battle for GOP votes in South Carolina is on. Candidates are campaigning hard in the Southern state ahead of the Republican primary. Marco Rubio is trying to rebound after his disastrous performance at the last GOP debate, which led to a disappointing 5th place finish in New Hampshire. He's hoping to appeal to voters as an alternative to front-runner Donald Trump. SOUNDBITE: SENATOR MARCO RUBIO, REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, SAYING: "Donald Trump has no foreign policy experience. Building a hotel overseas does not qualify." Jeb Bush, who is celebrating his 63rd birthday, stayed on the campaign trail and continued his attack on Trump. SOUNDBITE: JEB BUSH, REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, SAYING: "I can't care how popular he is, he's wrong, and you better believe if we elect him we're not going to win." Polls show Trump has a double-digit lead in South Carolina over Ted Cruz. But the Texas senator is hoping to appeal to conservative voters in the state. Governor John Kasich who came in second in New Hampshire is hoping to build on that momentum. SOUNDBITE: GOVERNOR JOHN KASICH, REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, SAYING: "Well I was going to cry if I didn't get out of New Hampshire but I made it out so there ain't no crying anymore. I made it okay?" South Carolina's Republican primary will be held on February 20th.