Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, whose campaign has failed to sustain serious traction in any of the early GOP voting states, has scaled back her upcoming South Carolina appearances in a major way.
Originally scheduled to appear in Greenville at Furman University's higher education center and a ballroom at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, Bachmann is now scheduled to attend much smaller events — a house party in Greenville and events at local restaurants in Spartanburg and Fort Mill.
One of Bachmann’s key players in South Carolina, consultant Wesley Donehue, quickly shot down the notion that Bachmann would not be here after the Iowa caucuses.
“She is still coming here, “ Donehue told Patch. “None of those events were firm anyway. We’re just re-scheduling.”
Bachmann has focused on today’s caucuses on Iowa, which neighbors her native Minnesota, but recent polls show her well back in the pack. Six polls in the past week have her sixth in Iowa polls.
After Bachmann’s team resigned in New Hampshire, she all but dissolved her efforts to compete there. Four polls in the past week find her running fifth in New Hampshire.
The most recent polls in South Carolina showed Bachmann running third or fourth over the past month.
Bachmann's revised schedule:
Wednesday, Jan. 4
7:30 p.m. at Beef O’Bradys at 940 Market Street in Fort Mill.
Thursday, Jan. 5
5 p.m. at the home of Greenville residents Ron and Shelly Hamilton.
7 p.m. at Fuddruckers at 1509 Reidville Road in Spartanburg.