South Carolina

Updated at 5:20 a.m. ET Saturday

Tropical Storm Florence is still a slow-moving giant that poses danger to people in North and South Carolina, as its storm surge and intense rains bring high floodwaters to towns both on the coast and inland.

The storm has been linked to at least five deaths, a toll that is expected to climb.

John Kasich
NHPR

Ohio Gov. John Kasich did what he needed to do to keep his presidential campaign rolling: He’s come in second in New Hampshire.

Kasich is projected to win about 16 percent of the vote, about half the total amassed by  Donald Trump but still ahead of the candidates who have gotten far more national attention. 

 That includes Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, and Govs. Jeb Bush and Chris Christie.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich
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 Ohio Gov. John Kasich remained the optimist today as New Hampshire voters headed to the polls. A good showing here is largely regarded as crucial for Kasich to continue his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination, and he was buoyed by his win in the first community to be tallied. He beat Donald Trump three votes to two in Dixville Notch; the other four votes went to Democrat Bernie Sanders.

Kasich will move onto South Carolina tonight, and told CNN that reporters who say he has no ground-game there haven’t been watching.