Santorum South Carolina Visits
rationale, methodology and limitations | this page updated on October 18, 2015
Through 3rd Quarter 2015
South Carolina: 22 visits, 27 days
Santorum, who has two sons at The Citadel, travels to the state fairly frequently for private visits.
>Former Sen. Rick Santorum visited SC on September 26, 2015. He participated in the Irmo Okra Strut Parade in Irmo; and spoke at a "Marriage God's Way" prayer rally at the State House in Columbia.
>Sen. Rick Santorum visited SC on September 18, 2015. He filed paperwork to appear on the Republican primary ballot at South Carolina GOP headquarters in Columbia; visited the Columbia Greek Festival on Sumter St. in Columbia; and participated in Heritage America's Take Back America Forum in Greenville.
>Sen. Rick Santorum visited SC on September 6-7, 2015. On September 6 he attended the Bojangles' Southern 500 race in Darlington. On the morning of September 7 he walked in the Chapin Labor Day Parade in Chapin.
>Former Sen. Rick Santorum visited SC on September 2, 2015. He is to participate in one of Sen. Tim Scott's Presidential Town Halls at Newberry Opera House in Newberry;being rescheduled. He spoke at Spartanburg Methodist College in Spartanburg; and held a rally in support of the 2nd Amendment at Sharpshooters Indoor Range in Greenville.
>Former Sen. Rick Santorum visited SC on July 28, 2015. He participated in the InsideSources and America's Power "Road to 2016: Informing the Energy Debate" policy discussion at The Hall at Senate's End in Columbia; spoke at an Aiken Republican Club lunch at Newberry Hall in Aiken; and held a town hall meeting at the Laurens County Higher Education Center at Piedmont Technical College in Clinton.
>Sen. Rick Santorum participated in the Lexington County Peach Festival and walked in the Peach Festival Parade in Gilbert, SC on July 4, 2015.
>Former Sen. Rick Santorum visited SC on June 29-30, 2015. On June 29 he held a town hall meeting at Pickney Hall, Sun City in Bluffton. On June 30 (rescheduled from June 22) he participated in Americans for Peace, Prosperity and Security South Carolina chapter's first national security forum in Bond Hall at The Citadel in Charleston.
>Former Sen. Rick Santorum visited SC on June 22, 2015. He is to participate in Americans for Peace, Prosperity and Security South Carolina chapter's first national security forum in Bond Hall at The Citadel in Charleston; and in the evening he spoke at a Sea Island Republican Women's Club meeting at Ms. Rose's in Charleston.
>Former Sen. Rick Santorum visited SC on May 30-31, 2015 as part of his "Rebuilding America" announcement tour.
On May 30 he held a town hall meeting at mid-day at Florence-Darlington Technical College's Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology (SiMT) in Florence; a round table with local officials at Rinehart Realty in Fort Mill; and a town hall meeting at Sun City Carolina Lakes Community Center in Fort Mill; (and a town hall meeting at 238 Pizzeria in Kings Mountain, NC).
On the afternoon of May 31 he made a retail stop at Tommy's Ham House in Greenville; and made remarks and judged the food eating contest at the "Food Truck Bash" at Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest.
>Former Sen. Rick Santorum spoke at the Freedom Summit at the Peace Center in Greenville, SC on May 9, 2015. According to a Santorum release he was also to "meet privately with concerned South Carolinians throughout the weekend."
>Former Sen. Rick Santorum visited SC on May 5, 2015. He participated in Palladian View’s “Bridging the Gap” Quarterly Leadership Series at Spartanburg Community College's downtown campus in Spartanburg; and spoke to the Republican caucuses and visited Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster at the Statehouse in Columbia.
>Former Sen. Rick Santorum 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 held a town hall meeting in the Convention Center; and addressed the State Convention.
>Former Sen. Rick Santorum spoke at three county GOP conventions in SC on April 18, 2015. He addressed the Greenville County GOP convention at TD Convention Center in Greenville; the Spartanburg County GOP convention at Chapman High School in Inman; and the Aiken County GOP convention at South Aiken Baptist School in Aiken.
>Former Sen. Rick Santorum addressed three Republican county conventions in SC on April 11, 2015. He was the special guest and keynoted the Lexington County Republican Convention at Meadow Glen Middle School in Lexington; keynoted the Berkeley County Republican Convention at Stratford High School Auditorium in Goose Creek; and addressed the Charleston County Republican Convention at Orange Grove Charter Elementary School in Charleston. (He also stopped for lunch at Chick-Fil-A. Was also scheduled to skype into several other conventions in succeeding days).
>Former Sen. Rick Santorum as well as Sen. Ted Cruz and former Amb. John Bolton spoke at the South Carolina National Security Action Summit, hosted by Breitbart News, The Center for Security Policy and High Frontier, Brookland Baptist Banquet and Conference Center in West Columbia, SC on March 14, 2015.
>Former Sen. Rick Santorum was a special guest at The Citadel Republican Society's Patriot Dinner at Holliday Alumni Center on The Citadel's campus in Charleston, SC on the evening of February 22, 2015. He addressed the foreign policy threats facing the United States.
>The 2015 South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention was held at the Springmaid Beach Resort in Myrtle Beach, SC on January 17-19, 2015. Four potential candidates spoke including former Sen. Rick Santorum on January 19.
2014: 3 visits, 3 days
(Former Sen. Rick Santorum attended the funeral of former Gov. Jim Edwards at St. Phillip's Church in Charleston, SC on December 29, 2014). not included in tally.
>Former Sen. Rick Santorum hosted a fundraiser for lieutanant governor nominee Henry McMaster in Charleston, SC on the evening of September 19, 2014. seeking details on venue-ed.
>Former Gov. Rick Santorum appeared at three events in support of Henry McMaster for lieutenant governor (June 24 runoff with Mike Campbell) in SC on June 23, 2014. He joined McMaster for a news conference at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in Greer; at a meet and greet at the Beacon Drive-in in Spartanburg; and at a meet and greet at the Crowne Plaze Hotel in Greenville.
>Former Sen. Rick Santorum visited SC on April 14, 2014. He made a stop at The Citadel in Charleston, where two of his sons are cadets; did a Patriot Voices meet and greet in Mt. Pleasant; gave the keynote address at the Charleston County Republican Women's lunch meeting at Mark Clark Hall in Charleston; and addressed a meeting of the Charleston County Republican Committee at North Charleston City Hall in North Charleston. According to a Patriot Voices media advisory he was planning to attend private fundraisers in Charleston and Columbia and meet with grassroots activists and political leaders.
(Former Sen. Rick Santorum visited SC on April 3, 2014. No public events noted; tweeted "Great being in Charleston, SC with John, @DanSantorum, my brother Dan and my great friend Eddie Taylor.") not counting in tally...no public events noted
2013: 2 visits, 3 days
>Former Sen. Rick Santorum visited SC on May 3-4, 2013. On May 3 he visited The Citadel in Charleston for his son John's Recognition Day. On May 4 per spokeswoman Virginia Davis via the Des Moines Register he “became ill and was admitted to the hospital for a gastro-intestinal illness and dehydration.”
>In the runoff campaign in SC's 1st CD, former Sen. Rick Santorum stumped with Curtis Bostic at A Plus Auto Service in North Charleston and at The Kickin' Chicken in Summerville, SC on March 27, 2013.