Two possible Republican presidential candidates will be in South Carolina over the next two days.
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas will stop in Columbia around noon Monday to speak at a South Carolina GOP fundraiser. The lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Seawell’s event site near the state fairgrounds. Tickets are $40 for the lunch.
Then on Tuesday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will be in the Charleston area. Christie is campaigning with fellow Republican governor Nikki Haley at three total private events in Charleston and on Kiawah Island. He will have one public appearance at a Charleston “retail stop.”
Christie is the Republican Governor’s Association chairman. He was also scheduled to be in North Carolina Monday morning to campaign with the party’s Senate nominee Thom Tillis.
This makes five nationally prominent Republican presidential candidates to visit South Carolina in a little more than two weeks. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and were both in the Palmetto State on August 25. Texas Governor Rick Perry was in Columbia two days later to fundraise and cheer on his alma mater Texas A&M as they defeated South Carolina’s football team.
On the Democratic side, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley will be in the Columbia area on Saturday for a meet-and-greet event, as well as a fish fry with gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen.