Palmetto Sunrise: All is well with Trump now

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds a signed pledge during a news conference in Trump Tower, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 in New York. Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid and vowed to support the Republican Party's nominee, whoever it may be. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

COLUMBIA — Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump signed the pledge.

You know, the one that they’ve been hounding him about for weeks now?

The one South Carolina’s former GOP Party chair said was unenforceable?

Yep. That one. Trump signed it.

Now what? Well, South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Matt Moore embraced it.

“The most diverse, experienced field of presidential candidates in our party’s history is now focused on one goal - defeating Hillary Clinton and bringing conservative leadership back to the White House,” said Moore in a written statement. “I appreciate the behind-the-scenes work of RNC Chairman Reince Priebus to unite our party with this common-sense pledge.”

What will this mean for Trump? Likely a boost in the polls from those who worried he wasn’t serious.

And hopefully, no more hair tugs.

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Walker links recent police killings, racial tensions to Obama (Journal Sentinel)

Pondering campaign, Biden sticks close to Obama (The Associated Press)

Clinton Campaign Manager Says Biden Run Would ‘Shake Things Up’ (Bloomberg)

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Bush shores up Miami-Dade support, plans to open local office (The Miami Herald)

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