Mitt Romney is starting to appear in South Carolina with more frequency. Romney spoke at a Columbia sign factory Tuesday, focusing on economic issues. The former Massachussetts Governor has not been to the state as often as most of his rivals but has made several stops in the past week, including a veterans town hall in Mauldin Friday and a CBS debate in Spartanburg Saturday.
Despite his rare sightings, Romney remains relatively popular among the state’s GOP base, consistently polling in second between 19 and 24 percent.
Meanwhile, two state legislators joined Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s campaign Tuesday. State Sen. Lee Bright (R-Spartanburg) will serve as her state chairman, while Rep. Bill Chumley (R-Woodruff) will help work Bachmann’s campaign in the Upstate.
No candidates are scheduled to be in the Palmetto State in the coming days, as they continue stumping in Iowa and other states.