Presidential candidate Rick Perry revealed the basics of his economic plan in the Wall Street Journal. This morning, he said more about it in a speech at a plant in Gray Court. AUDIO: Perry’s plan for the economy (11:38)
The Obama campaign in South Carolina leveled criticism today at the plans of both Perry and Romney today. They say the plans shift the tax burden onto the middle class.
The Texas governor is also scheduled to meet with Sen. Jim Demint while in Greenville, according to CNN’s Peter Hamby. DeMint has met with some of the candidates and he hosted an early forum in which he questioned the field of hopefuls about their economic and their constitutional philosophies. Perry pulled out of the forum to deal with wildfires in his state.
While in Columbia, Perry will have a chance to meet with Gov. Nikki Haley. According to Rob Godfrey, Haley spokesman: “Governor Haley welcomes each candidate to South Carolina, and she looks forward to meeting with Governor Perry to catch up.”
Perry will not be meeting with Senator Lindsey Graham, according to Graham staff, though the senator will be in the area meeting with local business leaders.
Perry is at the SC Statehouse at 3:30 p.m. today to announce some endorsements.
State Democratic Party leader Dick Harpootlian jabbed at Perry:
“While President Obama has been focused on bringing our troops home from Iraq and making the country safe from terrorism by eliminating Osama bin Laden and Moammar Gaddafi, Rick Perry has been trotting out all the worn out and discredited economic policies of George W. Bush and wandering around the stage of the GOP debates like a punch drunk fighter.”