While Tim Scott is hosting Rick Perry in Myrtle Beach, word on the grapevine is reporting that Senator Jim DeMint's forum in Columbia has landed its first major candidate.
Romney, who has consistently been showing decent support in polling in SC and elsehwere for the GOP Presidential nomination, will participate in DeMint's event. Other candidates and prospective candidates who have 5% or higher on the realclearpolitics.com 2012 Republican Presidential RCP Average were also invited to attend.
The event, sponsored by American Principles Project and organized with the help of First Tuesday Strategies (a consulting firm linked to both DeMint and Romney), will be held on September 5 forum at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Given the connection, it's not surprising to hear that Romney is coming.
Candidates will be on stage one at a time to field questions from DeMint, U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, and American Principles Project founder Robert P. George.