In SC, Cruz, Carson, Walker try to distinguish themselves

Gov. Walker says he will not consider pardon of Steven Avery

Ted Cruz tells South Carolina Republicans that none of the many GOP candidates for president would admit to being a “squishy establishment moderate.”

Ben Carson talks as tough as anyone on the Middle East, saying the U.S. should “destroy” the Islamic State with more than an “occasional bomb in the desert.”

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wants GOP voters to know how much he has fought legalized abortion.

It’s all part of the effort by Republican presidential candidates to distinguish themselves in a field where every candidate says he or she is a conservative.

Cruz, Carson and Walker spoke Monday at the annual “Faith & Freedom BBQ” in South Carolina. The sponsor, Republican Rep. Jeff Duncan, says conservatives want an inspiring nominee who rises above the day-to-day campaigning.