COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) - Here's a quick look at what's making news in South Carolina politics this morning:
Sen. Barack Obama is taking heat for inviting a controversial gospel singer named Donnie McClurkin to appear at a fundraising Gospel concert in Columbia on Sunday. McClurkin has said "God delivered him" from homosexual thoughts, and that homosexuality is a choice. The choice of McClurkin to appear is drawing criticism from GLBT activists and liberal bloggers.
The RNC is threatening to punish South Carolina and four other states for moving up their Republican primary dates by stripping half of their convention delegates. South Carolina GOP Chairman Katon Dawson told the AP he will "certainly put up a fight."
Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is in South Carolina Tuesday, making stops in Greenwood, Greenville, Columbia and Summerville. He will also campaign in Myrtle Beach early Wednesday.
According to The State, Fred Thompson will make his first Charleston area visit on Wednesday morning, with a campaign stop at Alex's Restaurant in Mount Pleasant.
– CNN South Carolina Producer Peter Hamby
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