The big news for the SC Palmetto Primary today is Gov. Nikki Haley’s endorsement of Mitt Romney.
She appeared on FOX News this morning and will be travelling with Romney this weekend as he campaigns in South Carolina. His schedule:
-Friday, December 16 at 4:30 p.m. at the Boiling Springs Fire Station in Greenville, Romney holds a supporter rally.
-Saturday, Dec. 17 at 9:15 a.m. – town hall meeting at Memminger Auditorium in Charleston
-Saturday at 2:20 p.m. – town hall at Horry-Georgetown Technical College’s Grand Strand Campus Conference Center in Myrtle Beach.
Ron Paul’s campaign headquarters in South Carolina had an official opening in Columbia last night and today, they have launched a nationwide money bomb. His SC supporters are hoping for a win in the Iowa Caucuses.
Front-runner Newt Gingrich tapped William W. “Billy” Wilkins and his wife Debra D. Wilkins to be the state chairs for his SC campaign. Wilkins, former chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and former chair of the U.S. Sentencing Commission, now practices law at Nexsen Pruet. Debra Wilkins also works at Nexsen Pruet.
And one of Newt’s daughter’s, Jackie Gingrich Cushman is visiting the Upstate Monday, December 19. She is coming to share the relationship Newt has with his family. It’s being called Christmas Tea with Jackie Gingrich Cushman at 2:30- 3:30 p.m. at the Greenwood County Library, 600 Main Street.