Who’s representing South Carolina at the convention?
Among the 26-member SC delegation at the convention are a handful of elected officials: state Rep. Alan Clemmons of Horry County, state Sen. Davis of Beaufort County, state Sen. Larry Grooms of Berkeley County, SC Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell of Charleston County and state Treasurer Curtis M. Loftis Jr. of Lexington County.
Delegates from the Midlands are: Sandra Bryan of Richland County, former SC GOP chairman Katon Dawson of Richland , Drew McKissick of Richland, Randy Page of Lexington, state Attorney General staffer Adam Piper of Richland, Kevin Thomas of Fairfield County, and Roxanne Wilson of Lexington, wife of U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson.
The 26 SC alternates include : state Rep. Nathan Ballentine of Richland, a close political ally of Gov. Haley; Chris Barczak of Richland; lobbyist Tony Denny of Lexington; and Kelly Payne of Richland, who ran unsuccessfully for the GOP nomination for state superintendent of education in 2010.
What will the SC delegates be doing?
Tampa’s Isaac-influenced weather was very windy and drizzly Sunday afternoon as SC GOP delegates made their way into town.
Traffic was heavy, and law enforcement officers were clearly visible, keeping a close eye on all of it, including protesters. A cluster of women, dressed up in costumes meant to look like a female body part, advocated for women’s access to abortion.
SC delegates met at their hotel at 3:30 p.m. for orientation, then were scheduled to board buses to head to parties sponsored by communications giant AT&T and the Republican National Convention.
According to the SC GOP, their schedule for the rest of the week includes:Marco Rubio