GOP coming to SC, Aiken

Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 10:35 AM
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Ahead of South Carolina’s Jan. 21 GOP presidential primary, former House speaker Newt Gingrich will campaign in Aiken at 9 a.m. Jan. 14 at Bobby’s Bar-be-Que. At 10:30 a.m., the former Georgia congressman will then visit Old McDonald Fish Camp at 355 Currytown Road in North Augusta.

Gingrich placed fourth in the Iowa caucuses on Tuesday, trailing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum,  of Pennsylvania, who each won 25 percent but had only eight votes between them. Texas Congressman Ron Paul placed third after garnering about 21 percent.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who received 11 percent in Iowa, is revising his Palmetto State campaign tour, according to his staff.

Santorum will be hosted by the Aiken Republican Club in Aiken on Jan. 17.

A poor showing in Iowa prompted Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann to drop out of the race to be the GOP nominee against President Obama in the November general election.

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