Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina will meet with business leaders and a conservative group in the Midlands Tuesday – part of a three-day swing through the Palmetto State.
Fiorina will speak to the S.C. Chamber of Commerce at noon in Columbia. At 1 p.m., she will speak to the First Tuesday Republican Club in West Columbia. Later Tuesday, Fiorina will meet with a veterans group at The Citadel in Charleston.
Fiorina had stops Monday in Greenville and Anderson, and meets privately Wednesday with credit union professionals in North Charleston.
The visit is an opportunity for Fiorina to connect with S.C. GOP primary voters.
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A once-rising star in the GOP presidential field, Fiorina peaked in September in national polls and surveys of early primary states – including South Carolina – coming in second and third place at the time.
Like GOP frontrunner Donald Trump and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Fiorina’s experience as a former chief executive of Hewlett Packard has appeal to Republican voters who do not want a politician as their party’s nominee.
But unlike Trump and Carson, Fiorina’s popularity has fallen recently, leaving her in sixth place nationally and in the Palmetto State at 3.7 percent and 3 percent support, respectively.
Fiorina in the Midlands
Tuesday, 12 p.m. – Speaking to the S.C. Chamber of Commerce board of directors in Columbia. The event is closed to the public.
Tuesday, 1 p.m. – Speaking at First Tuesday Republican Club of the Midlands luncheon. Brookland Baptist Church, 1066 Sunset Boulevard in West Columbia