COLUMBIA — Got presidential candidate fever? Well, you’re in luck.
Seven Republican candidates will be making their way through South Carolina, starting Tuesday.
Catch Carly Fiorina at a national security forum at The Citadel at 12 p.m., on Tuesday. She’ll later make her way to the Greater Lowcountry Republican Club, which meets at the Charleston County Club, at 1:30 p.m. A few hours later, she’s expected at 5:30 p.m., at the Conservative Leadership Project forum in Myrtle Beach.
Fiorina will continue her three-day swing through the Palmetto State on Wednesday at Hudson’s Smokehouse BBQ in Lexington at 12:15 p.m., and later head to file to officially appear on the South Carolina Republican primary ballot at the state’s Republican Party headquarters in Columbia at 1:45 p.m. By 6:30 p.m., she is expected at a town hall meeting in Rock Hill. During her last day in South Carolina, Fiorina will remain in the Upstate on Thursday.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee won’t be coming to the Lowcountry this this week, but will be near on Tuesday in Myrtle Beach at 11:30 a.m., for the “Huckabee Huddle with Veterans” at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. Later in the day, he’ll file to officially appear on the South Carolina Republican primary ballot at 2:30 p.m., in Columbia.
Huckabee is also expected on Tuesday at the “Huckabee at Work” event at 4:30 p.m., at the Sea Pro Boat Factory in Whitmire, and later at the Presidential Town Hall Series with the South Carolina Republican Party at 6:30 p.m. in Newberry. His final stop in South Carolina will be on Wednesday in Lexington, at the “Huckabee Huddle with the Lexington Dawnbusters” at 7:30 a.m., at Lizard’s Thicket.
Meanwhile, businessman Donald Trump is expected at the Greater Charleston Business Alliance conference from 2-4 p.m., on Wednesday. He’ll then head for U.S. Sen. Tim Scott’s Town Hall at the Koger Center in Columbia at 6 p.m.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich will also attend a Greater Charleston Business Alliance conference at the Embassy Suites in North Charleston, 10:30 a.m., but he’ll do so on Friday.
Before then, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul will attend a University of South Carolina Students for Rand Rally at the Russell House Ballroom at 2 p.m., on Wednesday. So far, it’s Paul’s only stop in the Palmetto State.
And South Carolina’s native son, Sen. Lindsey Graham, will be in the Lowcountry on Friday to participate in a national security forum at 10 a.m. Friday at the College of Charleston’s Randolph Hall.
Finally, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is expected near the Augusta area on Saturday for a meet and greet at Bobby’s BBQ in Warrenville at 4:15 p.m.
What you may have missed over the weekend:
Two more women poised to join South Carolina’s Senate (The Post and Courier)
Mayoral candidate Toby Smith envisions a better Charleston (The Post and Courier)
Age isn’t a virtue when it comes to voting machines (The Post and Courier)
Most S.C. GOP voters favor a non-politician for president (The State)
Sanders draws five times as many people as Clinton to N.H. event (The Washington Post)
Fiorina Aims to Redefine Record as a C.E.O. (The New York Times)
Carson will not apologize for Muslim remark (Politico)
Walker Mounts a Last Stand in Iowa (Bloomberg)
Digging begins on $706 million deepening of Savannah harbor (The Associated Press)
Law enforcement claims cost state $17 million (The Greenville News)
Speakers criticize refugee resettlement program (Herald-Journal)
Beaufort County schools chief accused of nepotism before (The Island Packet)