Today, the state GOP will officially set its primary date, in a political chess match that Chairman Chad Connelly says has created chaos for the other states. It also compresses the calendar, affecting fundraising and cutting the time (and money) candidates will spend in each state.
The party will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. Read the story.
In candidate news, the Columbia Tea Party is gearing up to sponsor an appearance by Newt Gingrich tomorrow night. The former Speaker and his wife will introduce and screen A City Upon A Hill, with a book and DVD signing will follow the screening.
Hosted and produced by Newt and Callista Gingrich, A City Upon A Hill explores the concept of “American Exceptionalism” from its origin to the present day.
The Gingriches are also reported to be staying over at the Governor’s Mansion this visit.
Keep an eye on: Make room for Chris Christie? The New Jersey governor might enter a crowded race in the next few days.