Today’s news is that there is no official news yet about the new date of the South Carolina party election for its presidential nominee.
Party officials want to wait and see what the quote “rogue state” of Florida will do. Then, if Florida move ahead of South Carolina’s first-in-the-South status, the SCCOP will lock arms with Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada and they will all shift their schedules to dates in January.
That will break party rules, but SCGOP Chair Chad Connelly says he’ll “pitch a hissy fit” if there is any penalty at all.
In candidate news, Mitt Romney this week is represented by his wife, Ann Romney to meet Republican Party leaders and submit his primary election filing form.
It’s not unusual for the wives of candidates to make an official visit to the Palmetto State. Rick Perry’s wife Anita opened up his SC headquarters last week in Columbia. The Jon Huntsman daughters hosted a debate night party in the capital city as well. No official husband visits though—yet—from Mr. Michelle Bachmann.
Ann Romney’s schedule:
Yesterday, she was with Spartanburg County GOP activists at Westside Library. She then attended a “meet and greet” hosted by the group, Republican Women Of The Golden Strip.
Today, she officially submits the primary election filing form to the state GOP in Columbia. She was a guest at the Governor’s Mansion, As Gov. Nikki Haley has a standing invitation to candidates (and their immediate families) to stay over when they are campaigning in South Carolina.