January 21, 2012
FLORENCE, S.C.—Aiming for a third-place finish in South Carolina, Ron Paul campaigned more aggressively Friday than he has in some time.
A six-stop tour took the Texas congressman into each of the state’s regions, virtually ensuring that he’ll appear on local television in each of the four major media markets on primary eve. The goal is to boost turnout and keep Paul’s name in the mix when Palmetto State voters go to the polls tomorrow. But Paul isn’t betting on a big South Carolina win, instead focusing his long-term strategy on collecting delegates in low-cost caucus states.
“I’m feeling really good,” Paul said after an airport rally here. “I don’t make any predictions, but I think we’re going to do well. It’s going to be enough to keep us encouraged and on to the next battle.”
A Clemson University poll released Friday put Paul narrowly in third place, with 11 percent. Rick Santorum was at 9 percent, which was within the margin of error. Newt Gingrich led the contest, with Mitt Romney placing second.
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