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Bachmann, Perry cancel SC trips after Iowa; Romney to visit Charleston

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Republican presidential candidates Rick Perry and Michelle Bachmann have canceled campaign trips to South Carolina.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who won the Iowa Caucus, will campaign with Gov. Nikki Haley on Thursday in Charleston and Friday in Myrtle Beach. Haley then follows him to New Hampshire on Saturday.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry launched his campaign in South Carolina and had planned stops across the state this week. But after a fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucus, campaign events in South Carolina have been put on hold. He says he's returning to Texas to decide "whether to continue his campaign.

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann had planned to visit Fort Mill on Wednesday and then go to Greenville, Spartanburg and Fort Mill again later this week. But a campaign official said Wednesday the South Carolina trip was canceled after her last place finish in Iowa.

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