Archive for January, 2012

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Jan
12

South Carolina Politickin’ part two

Well, that was that.  After going going and going for three weeks, averaging two assignments every other day (weird how that works) instead of daily assignments, it all came to a conclusion for me in Charleston, S.C., covering Rick Santorum’s primary night party.

The biggest part I miss about working at a newspaper is the daily grind.  I love getting out everyday and making pictures.  As a freelancer, this happens less often of course, but all the politickin’ made for (almost) daily work.  It was refreshing to get up in the morning and know I had to get the job done and make pictures that day.

Here is a selection of my favorite campaign photos from the second half of the South Carolina swing.  Stay tuned for the ‘behind the scenes’ photos.

As always thanks for looking and enjoy.

-RAE

http://www.rainier-ehrhardt.com

U.S. Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney signs autographs during a campaign stop at Larkin's Sawmill in Greenville, South Carolina January 20, 2012. REUTERS/Rainier Ehrhardt

U.S. Republican presidential candidate former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum speaks during a campaign stop at The Clock restaurant in Boiling Springs, South Carolina January 20, 2012. REUTERS/Rainier Ehrhardt

U.S. Republican presidential candidate former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (C) greets supporters during a campaign stop at The Clock restaurant in Boiling Springs, South Carolina January 20, 2012. REUTERS/Rainier Ehrhardt

Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, left, gets a hug from his wife, Karen, after speaking during a South Carolina Republican presidential primary night rally at the Citadel, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, in Charleston, S.C. Santorum says it's a "wide open race" for the GOP nomination, even after finishing a distant third in Saturday's primary. He'd hoped to build momentum from a late victory in the Iowa caucuses. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

An occupy protester throws glitter on Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum as he signs autographs after speaking at a South Carolina Republican presidential primary night rally at the Citadel, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

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12
Jan
12

South Carolina politickin’

We’re into the swing of things here in South Carolina.  Candidates are criss-crossing the state and I’m getting work about every other day so far.  I know as it gets closer to the day (Jan. 21) I’m going to get swamped.

Here are my favorite photos from all this politickin’ up til now.

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Rick Perry in Pickens, S.C.

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Newt Gingrich in Spartanburg, S.C.

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Mitt Romney in Greenville, S.C.

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Newt Gingrich in Spartanburg, S.C.

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Mitt Romney in Greenville, S.C.

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Rick Santorum in Greenville, S.C.

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Rick Perry in Spartanburg, S.C.

-RAE

http://www.rainier-ehrhardt.com