COLUMBIA — At least one presidential hopeful and one likely candidate will be swinging by the Palmetto State this weekend.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will be in the Upstate for a two-day presidential campaign swing. Today, he’s holding a reception with the Spartanburg County GOP before taking part in the Bridging the Gap Quarterly Leadership Series, and ending the day with an event with Benjamin House Ministry in Moore.
On Saturday, Huckabee will be in Gaffney and Indian Land before taking a tour of Keer America Manufacturing. He’s also attending a barbecue hosted by the York County Republican Party in Rock Hill.
Meanwhile, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is scheduled to be in Columbia today, meeting with Gov. Nikki Haley at the Governor’s Mansion. On Saturday, Jindal will speak at The Response in North Charleston; a rally they say is to pray for a nation in crisis. Haley will also speak at the gathering, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Associated Press and The Post and Courier’s Schuyler Kropf contributed to this post.
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ACLU files records request on Haley’s involvement in Saturday’s prayer rally (The Post and Courier)
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S.C. State remains on probation (The Times and Democrat)
S.C. urged to take on rising need for longterm care (Bluffton Today)
Walker hardens abortion stance (The Washington Post)
Bush says he’s ‘evolved’ on unwed motherhood (The Associated Press)
Kirk: Graham is a ‘bro with no ho’ (The Washington Post)
Bill Clinton defends family foundation (The Associated Press)
Graham went to bat for Petraeus (CNN)