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Arizona Sen. John McCain claimed a significant victory in South Carolina's Republican primary Saturday, coming out on top in the state where his first bid for the White House foundered in 2000.

"It took us a while, but what's eight years among friends?" McCain said, referring to his loss to George W. Bush in the state's 2000 primary.

McCain edged out former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Read full article »

CNN's Bill Schneider and Kate Taylor contributed to this report.

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