New poll, new frontrunner
The latest Winthrop Poll is out today, showing Newt Gingrich taking the lead in the Palmetto State. Review findings summary. Tom Hayes is talking to pollster Scott Huffman today about the race and his findings.
New cup of tea
Tea Party conservative Representative Ralph Norman (R-York), a former Cain backer, has signed on with Michele Bachmann as the 5th District chairman in her South Carolina campaign. Her campaign says it has picked up 19 Cain campaign activists, Norman being the best-known.
Six degrees of separation?
Norman challenged House Speaker Bobby Harrell for his post at the beginning of the legislative session and was defeated 112 to 5.
Harrell is one of the few state leaders who has endorsed a candidate, and is backing Rick Perry. Perry has planned a busy day in South Carolina Thursday, starting in Mt. Pleasant with a press conference on the USS Yorktown and ending the day with a dinner in Greenville. Will bring you sound and highlights from the presser on Thursday.