Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney stopped at Charlestowne Landing State Historic Site, making the first public appearance by a candidate in South Carolina since he narrowly won the Iowa Caucuses by eight votes Tuesday night.
During his stop, Romney was joined by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and Arizona Senator John McCain. Both have endorsed Romney, with McCain’s endorsement coming Wednesday.
AUDIO: Romney’s Charleston speech, with introduction from Gov. Haley (14:19)
Several hundred people were in attendance at the event. One man, associated with Occupy Charleston, yelled out “What happened to the American Pad and Paper Company?” That company closed a South Carolina facility as part of a consolidation strategy after Romney’s company Bain Capital purchased it in 1992. The unidentified man was escorted out by police.
Not everyone there was sold on Romney yet. Arthur Smith and his wife Susie Graven-Smith, active Tea Party Republicans in Mount Pleasant said Santorum has piqued their interest.
AUDIO: Undecided GOP voters at event
Romney, Haley, and McCain will be at the Peanut Warehouse in Conway Friday morning at 8:05 am.