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Potential presidential hopefuls plan SC stops

Ted Cruz (Photo Source: AP) Ted Cruz (Photo Source: AP)
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

More potential presidential hopefuls are hitting South Carolina next week and one may even be using his visit to officially announce his candidacy.

It is also the week political ads are hitting the airwaves.

The first and, so far, only official presidential candidate is back in South Carolina. Ted Cruz is stopping off for lunch in Columbia Saturday, 24 hours before his first campaign ad hits Palmetto State airwaves.

The Texas Senator is just the first of three Republicans stopping in this week.

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry is speaking at the Citadel Monday. Perry made a run for the White House in 2012, but didn't get the nomination. He says that was due in part, to a lack of preparation.

“Whether it's domestic policies, monetary policy, whether it's foreign affairs, all of those issues take literally months, sometimes even years to even get a grasp of," Perry said.

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul will also visit the Charleston area to deliver an address Thursday on the flight deck of the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point. Paul is expected to announce his official candidacy soon, possibly this week.

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