COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) - Here's a quick look at what's making political news in South Carolina today:
Sen. John McCain wrapped up his "No Surrender Tour" with a rally at The Citadel in Charleston, where former president George H.W. Bush told him by video message: "I'm proud to be with you at the no surrender rally."
Rick Beltram, chairman of the Spartanburg County GOP and an influential voice in Upstate politics, has roiled the Fred Thompson campaign by referring to Jeri Thompson as a "trophy wife."
And The State's Aaron Gould Sheinin takes on the Thompson legend.
–CNN South Carolina Producer Peter Hamby