SC politics: Condoleezza Rice to campaign for Graham

04/28/2014 9:31 PM

04/28/2014 9:33 PM

Rice to campaign for Graham

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is coming to South Carolina to campaign for U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham.

Graham’s campaign said Monday that Rice will be in Greenville on May 19 for a lunch with the Republican senator from Seneca. The campaign is selling tickets for $10.

Rice was secretary of state for nearly the entire second term of then-President George W. Bush. She and Graham agree on several foreign policy goals, including protecting U.S. interests abroad by taking actions in conflicts.

Graham is seeking a third term. He has six challengers in June’s Republican primary who all say he isn’t conservative enough for South Carolina. Graham will also face a Democratic and a Libertarian opponent in the fall.

Governor’s schedule, activities

Gov. Nikki Haley’s publicly announced schedule for the rest of this week, released by her staff, is:

Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.: Budget and Control Board meeting, State House grounds

Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.: Take part in a ceremonial bill signing for S.137, “Emma’s Law,” State House

Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.: Keynote the inaugural “Women in Banking Leadership Symposium” luncheon, Charlotte, N.C.

The governor’s activities last week included:

10 — Ceremonial duties, announcing the state’s 2014 “Professor of the Year”; awarding the Order of the Palmetto to auto dealer Bill McDaniels; speaking with students from Ocean Bay Elementary; meeting with the Little Miss S.C. and Miss S.C. Teen Pageant winners; presenting “Parkinson’s Awareness Month,” “Tour de Cure Day” and “World Down’s Syndrome Day” proclamations; a photo opportunity with the Boys & Girls Clubs “Youth of the Year”; participating in the 2014 “Teacher of the Year” celebration; and a Cabinet employee appreciation luncheon

7 — Meetings concerning state policy

5 each — Speeches, to the West Metro Chamber of Commerce in West Columbia, the Clinton Rotary Club, the 4th annual Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Summit in Columbia, “The Summit on Information Technology” in Columbia and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs in Columbia; also, economic development calls, meetings or job-site tours, including a tour of the Savannah River Site in Aiken

2 each — Meetings concerning an unidentified state agency or agencies; also, legislative meetings

1 each — Media availability, in Aiken; also a meeting with another elected official, Clinton Mayor Robert McLean; also, a meeting with a constituent

Busiest day — Wednesday and Thursday, with 10 activities each

Slowest days — Monday and Tuesday, with four activities each

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