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Linda Faulkner (left) of Gray Court, S.C., and 5-year-old Brendan Alvis of Spartanburg, S.C., wait Jan. 18, 2012, along with other supporters for Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to arrive at a campaign rally at Wofford College in Spartanburg. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
Photo by: Andrew Harnik
Linda Faulkner (left) of Gray Court, S.C., and 5-year-old Brendan Alvis of Spartanburg, S.C., wait Jan. 18, 2012, along with other supporters for Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to arrive at a campaign rally at Wofford College in Spartanburg. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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