Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) - Gov. Nikki Haley's campaign headquarters will soon be home to Rick Perry's presidential campaign staff in South Carolina.
The Texas governor's wife, Anita, will be a special guest at the campaign headquarters' grand opening next Wednesday, Sept. 21, according to South Carolina State Director Chris McClure.
The campaign has posted the event, which is free and open to the public, on Facebook.
Former South Carolina GOP Chairman Katon Dawson, who is the candidate's state chairman, said they looked at several places near downtown Columbia but Haley's headquarters turned out to be right space to run a statewide campaign.
"That certainly was good luck for Nikki Haley, we certainly hope it will be good luck for Rick Perry," said Dawson.
Perry's South Carolina team includes Dawson, Walter Whetsell serving as senior adviser, McClure, Le Price as state political director, and fundraiser Sunny Phillips serving as state finance director.
The campaign is still staffing up but Dawson said they expect to have a statewide presence in the critical early southern primary state.
"South Carolina is the quintessential description of hardball politics and we'll be looking forward to engaging," he said.
CNN previously reported that Dawson and Whetsell were among the clutch of operatives who left former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's sputtering campaign in June. The two have since maintained ties with their fellow former Gingrich aides Dave Carney and Rob Johnson, two of Perry's most trusted political confidantes who are part of Perry's national campaign team.
–CNN Political Reporter Peter Hamby contributed to this report.