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More 2012: SC's streak in jeopardy?

MASSACHUSETTS: “Senator Scott P. Brown broke ranks with fellow Republicans today in a procedural vote for a Democratic proposal to raise the nation’s debt limit and avert a federal default, while high-level wrangling continues between a top GOP senator and the Obama administration,” the Boston Globe reports.

SOUTH CAROLINA: Even though the Palmetto State has traditionally been a presidential bellwether, picking each nominee since 1980, the state’s recent taste for anti-establishment Tea Party candidates might change that this year, The State writes. “The political lesson? For Romney, South Carolina looks likely to prove a task. On the other hand, South Carolina could prove to be a blast for a Tea Party favorite, such as Michele Bachmann.”