November 5th, 2007
09:57 AM ET
15 years ago

South Carolina Monday news roundup

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) - Here's a quick look at what's making news in South Carolina politics this morning:

Just when you thought this past weekend was busy, get ready for three more candidates: Fred Thompson, Mitt Romney and Giuliani will all hit South Carolina tomorrow and Wednesday.

Thompson will hit Columbia, Fort Mill and Spartanburg on Tuesday. Romney will be in Greenville and Anderson on Tuesday, and then Columbia and Hilton Head on Wednesday. Giuliani will be in South Carolina on Wednesday, but his campaign has not yet finalized details.

The State's John O'Connor takes a look at Giuliani's surprising staying power in South Carolina so far. But Clemson University's Dave Woodard drops this prediction: "I really think he's going to take a real dive here."

Calling the Republican race the "most open in decades," The Washington Post has a new national poll out Monday that notes: "Among white evangelical Protestants, Giuliani is competitive, but he runs only even with McCain and Thompson. "

Liz Sidoti from the AP takes a wide-angle look at the South Carolina GOP primary race.

In case you missed it, Rep. Jim Clyburn and former Sen. Fritz Hollings both said they are refusing to endorse a Democratic candidate.

On Sunday, the Greenville News examined Obama's Upstate organization.

And according to the Charleston Post and Courier, they still like John Edwards in his home town of Seneca.

- CNN South Carolina Producer Peter Hamby

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