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Perry South Carolina Visits

rationale, methodology and limitations  | this page updated on September 11, 2015

Through 3rd Quarter 2015
- Perry suspended his campaign on Sept. 11 2015 -

South Carolina: 14 visits, 26 days
>Former Gov. Rick Perry visited SC on August 27-29, 2015
On August 27 he participated in a First in the South Republican Primary presidential town hall hosted by U.S. Sen. Tim Scott at Leaside in Columbia; and did a pastors meeting at First Baptist Church of Florence in Florence.
On August 28 he spoke at a Lexington County GOP and Dawn Busters breakfast at Lizards Thicket in Lexington; spoke at an Aiken County Republican Party luncheon at Newberry Hall in Aiken; and did a bike ride with area veterans in Columbia.
On August 29 he spoke at the We Stand with God, Pro-Family Rally at the State Capitol in Columbia.

>Former Gov. Rick Perry visited SC on August 13-14, 2015.
On the evening of August 13 he did a townhall meeting moderated by Josh Kimbrell at Anderson Christian School in Anderson.
On August 14 he did a breakfast with pastors at Mama Penn's Restaurant in Anderson; toured Haven of Rest Ministries in Anderson; speak at a veteran's luncheon hosted by the Greenwood County GOP at FATZ Cafe in Greenwoodrescheduled for a  later date; and did a meet and greet at The Beacon Drive-In in Spartanburg.

>Former Gov. Rick Perry visited SC on July 23-24, 2015.  On July 23 he spoke to the president and faculty and staff at Charleston Southern University in Charleston; met with diners at a dutch treat lunch at Fat Jacks Grillin' and Chillin' in Walterboro;  participated in an Americans for Peace Prosperity and Security national security forum at Magnolia Hall at Sun City Hilton Head; toured Beaufort National Cemetery and did a meet and greet with veterans at Bricks in Beaufort; and attended the Beaufort Water Festival at Waterfront Park in Beaufort.  On the morning of July 24 he attended a pastors breakfast organized by the campaign at Pepper's Porch in Bluffton.

>Former Gov. Rick Perry visited SC on June 8, 2015.  He did a special event with retired U.S. Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell at the S.C. Military Museum in Columbia; and held a town hall meeting with retired U.S. Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell  at the USS Yorktown at Patriot's Point in Mount Pleasant.

>Former Gov. Rick Perry visited SC on May 8-9, 2015.  On the evening of May 8 he was the special guest at a Restoring American Greatness Townhall/BBQ hosted by Josh Kimbrell at Dickey's BBQ in Taylors.  On May 9 he spoke at the Freedom Summit at the Peace Center in Greenville.

>Former Gov. Rick Perry visited SC on May 1-2, 2015 for the SCGOP's 2015 Silver Elephant Dinner and State Convention at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia.  On May 1 he attended the Silver Elephant Dinner.  On May 2 he addressed the State Convention.

>Former Gov. Rick Perry visited SC on April 6-7, 2015.  At mid-day on April 6 he spoke on national security and military service at The Citadel's Mark Clark Hall’s Buyer Auditorium in Charleston-the event was hosted by The Citadel Republican Society; and he met with pastors in Charleston (+).  On April 7 in Columbia, he spoke at Columbia International University; spoke with pastors at a RickPAC luncheon at Doc's BBQ; and met with members of the state's electric cooperatives. 

>Former Gov. Rick Perry visited SC on March 10-11, 2015.  On the evening of March 10 he headlined a BBQ Dinner for the Greenville GOP at the home of businessman Ron Hamilton in the Montibello neighborhood of Greenville.  On the evening of March 11 he appeared at a Greenville Chamber PAC legislative reception at The Poinsett Club in Greenville.

>Gov. Rick Perry visited SC on January 27, 2015.  He spoke at Palladian View's Bridging the Gap quarterly leadership series at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg (he also appeared a breakfast reception hosted by the Spartanburg County Republicans before the event in the same venue); and spoke at the House Republican Caucus' winter reception at City Art Gallery in Columbia.

>Gov. Rick Perry visited SC on August 27-28, 2014.  On August 27 he headlined a SCGOP “Victory Tailgate” fundraiser at First Citizens Café in Columbia.  On August 28 he spoke at Fellowship of Christian Athletes 2014 kick off event at River Bluff High School in Lexington; headlined a fundraiser for South Carolina Rep. Kirkman Finlay at Doc's Barbeque & Southern Buffet in Columbia; and attended the Texas A&M Aggies vs. USC Gamecocks football game at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia (Aggies won 52-28, gaining the new Bonham Trophy).

>Gov. Rick Perry visited SC on July 1-2, 2014.  On July 1 he toured the Medal of Honor Museum on the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point; held a business roundtable at Water Missions International in North Charleston; and, introduced by Gov. Haley, spoke at the Dorchester County GOP Big Bang BBQ fundraiser at Miller Country Club in Summerville.  On the evening of July 2 he appeared at a hamburgers and hotdogs fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney at City of Light in Indian Land.

>Gov. Rick Perry visited SC on December 3-4, 2013.  On December 3 in Spartanburg he addressed the Rotary Club of Downtown Spartanburg at the Piedmont Club; toured the Spartanburg Regional Medical Center; toured the Smith Drug Company plant; and in the evening was the featured speaker at the South Carolina Republican Party/Spartanburg County Republican Party Winter Dinner and Conservative Banquet at the Spartanburg Expo Center.  On December 4 in Greenville he keynoted the annual meeting of the Electric Co-Ops of South Carolina at the Hyatt; toured the Next Innovation Center; and spoke at a salute to scouting fundraiser for the Blue Ridge Council of the Boy Scouts of America at the Poinsett Club.

>Govs. Bobby Jindal, Gov. Rick Perry and Gov. Scott Walker attended a fundraiser for Gov. Nikki Haley at the home of developer Bob Hughes in GreenvilleSC on August 26, 2013.