COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) – Here's a quick look at what's making political news in South Carolina this morning:
Former Sen. Fred Thompson campaigns along the coast on Tuesday - the same day he is set to officially receive the endorsement of the National Right to Life Committee. Thompson will first speak at The Citadel in Charleston and then make a campaign stop this afternoon at NASCAR Cafe in Myrtle Beach.
At The Citadel, Thompson will call for expanding the military to one million ground troops, according to the AP.
Sen. John McCain said in Beaufort on Monday that he will lead the country into a new era of optimism ... just like Ronald Reagan did.
Rudy Giuliani's campaign says they'll be just fine without South Carolina.
Mitt Romney's campaign takes issue with that.
And Romney may use Dr. Richard Land's name in campaign speeches, but Land wants people to know he is not endorsing Romney.
Aaron Gould Sheinin looks at John Edwards' chances to win the primary state he won in 2004, and how his South Carolina hopes may rest on another state - Iowa.
– CNN South Carolina Producer Peter Hamby