Business-Friendly SC May Forgive Romney's Job Cuts

Mitt Romney South Carolina jobs
Mitt Romney South Carolina jobs

By Jeffrey Collins

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) -- At first glance, South Carolina seems like a place where attacks on Mitt Romney's experience at the helm of a venture capital firm that cut jobs would resonate in the GOP primary.

The state's unemployment rate hasn't been below 9 percent in three years and a third of its manufacturing jobs have disappeared in the last decade.