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Donald Trump announces two new SC hires in presidential bid

AP

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign announced new hires in South Carolina and other early primary states Tuesday, the same day a new poll showed him leading in the Palmetto State’s GOP primary.

Nancy Mace of Charleston – the first woman to graduate from The Citadel – will be Trump’s state coalitions director, the campaign announced in a news release. Mace ran for U.S. Senate last year and lost to U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham who was seeking re-election.

James Epley will serve as Trump’s Upstate regional director. Epley was Newt Gingrich’s state Lowcountry regional director in 2012.

Gingrich won South Carolina’s GOP presidential primary in 2012 with 40 percent of the vote – finishing ahead of Mitt Romney, the party’s eventual nominee.

Trump’s campaign also announced new hires in Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada.

A new poll released Tuesday showed Trump leading the S.C. primary race with 30 percent support among likely Republican voters.

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