It's been more than a month since Clinton last campaigned in South Carolina.
COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) – It's shaping up to be a tight Democratic primary race in South Carolina, but one candidate seems conspicuously absent from the campaign trail in barbecue country – the frontrunner.
New York Sen. Hillary Clinton may be the current favorite to win her party's nomination, but she has not visited this early primary state in more than a month. Clinton was last here on October 13, when she held a town hall in the city of Florence.
And according to a review of the candidates' campaign schedules, Clinton has made seven trips to South Carolina, featuring 16 campaign events, since announcing her presidential bid in January.
By contrast, former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards has visited South Carolina 12 times and held 33 campaign events since announcing his bid at the end of last December, while Illinois Sen. Barack Obama has visited 11 times, making 24 appearances across the state.
Delaware Sen. Joe Biden has crammed 32 campaign events into eight South Carolina visits, including a recent two-day swing his staff packed with nine public appearances.
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- CNN South Carolina Producer Peter Hamby