Gingrich and Santorum heading to South Carolina
January 5th, 2011
01:20 PM ET
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Gingrich and Santorum heading to South Carolina

Washington (CNN) – Two Republicans increasingly likely to seek the White House in 2012 are returning to South Carolina this month to court key constituencies.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will address the Grand Strand Business Association in Myrtle Beach next Thursday.

Gingrich has made multiple visit in the Palmetto State in recent months, including a well-received appearance at the Spartanburg County GOP's Bronze Elephant Dinner in December.

Two days after Gingrich courts business leaders along the coast, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum will be in the state participating in an anti-abortion march culminating with a rally on the steps of the South Carolina state house.

The Jan. 15 rally in Columbia is sponsored by South Carolina Citizens for Life, a chapter of the National Right to Life Committee that endorsed former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson during the last Republican presidential primary fight in 2007.

Santorum's staunchly conservative views on abortion make him a frontrunner for that endorsement should he decide to embark on a presidential bid.


Filed under: 2012 • Newt Gingrich • Rick Santorum • South Carolina
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. PR

    Two more right-wingnuts. Newt is a lying wife cheater and Santorum is a bible thumper who wants to impose his catholic values on america. Don't need them, don't want them.

    January 5, 2011 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  2. marty

    Mr. Santorum, which is worse, an abortion to save a mother's life or an annullment of a once 'consecrated' marriage which destroys a family? Many Americans do not care to have a politician who preaches a religious view. Mr. Santorum preaches.

    January 5, 2011 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  3. Democrats Class Warfare - Destroying the economy and country

    I'd love to see Newt debate Obozo and rip him to SHREDS! Newt knows what he's talking about and has a lot of great ideas. The country would do well with him as President. We surely wouldn't have to worry about him giving an Obozo-style apology tour overseas.

    January 5, 2011 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  4. sane citizen

    Thanks, CNN, for the minute-by-minute updates on where in the country every wack-job Repub is traveling . . . . NOT!

    January 5, 2011 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  5. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    This is just too rich!
    Sanitarium, The Lizard, Bat$hit Crazy Bachmann, Mr. Magic Tighty Whities, Bubba Barbour,The Half-Wit half-termer.......
    The list of singularly stellar delusionals GOPers reaching for the brass ring via the Oval Office is ludicrous at best, and quite pathetic.

    January 5, 2011 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  6. Russ

    To start with Newt is a joke. He doesn't stand a chance. As for Santorum, until he decides to adopt all unwanted children in this country or foot the bill after they are born, then I say get your religious hypocritical views out of government and worry about jobs and the deficit. You have no right to tell any woman what she can do with her body. You don't see them telling you what you can do with yours. Next thing you know you'll be saying you can't have a cancer removed because it was God's will or some other stupid crap.

    January 5, 2011 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  7. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    They are planning on running for president. How can they deny it?

    January 5, 2011 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  8. w l jones

    The numbers of politiction going into South Carolina, Home Land security wont have time to potect nobody but Repug.pol >>>tician..LoL.

    January 5, 2011 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  9. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    When these two debate, the question will be, "Who's the craziest?" And the answer from Newt and Little Richard is "I am, no you're not, I am."

    January 5, 2011 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  10. geecee

    South Carolina – yes a good state for them to go to. Being represented by Lindsay Graham and Jim Demented, you just know this State will welcome these two with open arms. Now, there's yet another ticket for the Republicants in 2012. Besides Palin/Bachman, there's Newt/Santorum. All winners, no doubt about it!!

    January 5, 2011 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  11. malcolm in St Louis

    please spare us...no more Newt. He is done with.... another white old guy from another era...

    January 5, 2011 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |