U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a presumed 2012 presidential contender, will join Republican state Sen. Mick Mulvaney this week on a bus tour of the 5th Congressional District.
Mulvaney is trying to unseat U.S. Rep. John Spratt, a Rock Hill Democrat, who has held the seat for 28 years. Spratt, who chairs the U.S. House Budget Committee, has been targeted by national Republicans.
Third-party groups have spent more than $1 million on anti-Spratt ads.
Spratt has brought some star power to the race.
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President Obama is featured in a series of radio ads urging Democrats to go to the polls with the same enthusiasm as 2008, when Obama was elected.
The Mulvaney tour begins today in Lancaster, with stops in Florence and Darlington.
Tuesday DeMint will join Mulvaney in Prosperity and Gaffney. Romney will join the tour on Wednesday, as Mulvaney has planned stops in Sumter, Lugoff, Elgin and Rock Hill.