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Shop Talk: A Fine New Line

He joins a South Carolina team that already includes senior adviser Ron Thomas and state director Sheri Few. Donehue also will assist Bachmann's national new media strategy.

"We're running in South Carolina to win, and I know Ron, Wesley, and Sheri will help me deliver my message of controlling spending, limiting government, and securing the border to the people of the Palmetto State," Bachmann said.

Elsewhere in Palmetto State

Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) has expanded his South Carolina paid staff to include veteran activists and tea party leaders, his campaign announced Monday.

Joining state director Adam Waldeck and policy director Vince Haley to assist in the statewide effort are Ruth Sherlock and Leslie Gaines of Sherlock & Gaines Consulting Group. Sherlock has worked for the Republican National Committee and helped elect former Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao (R-La.), while Gaines has raised money in the state for presidential and statewide candidates.

Gingrich also added a team of regional directors: state Rep. Joshua Putnam, political operative DeLinda Ridings, Myrtle Beach tea party leader Gerri McDaniel, tea party activist Chris Horne and tea party leader Joanne Jones.

Gingrich's statewide headquarters in Greenville will hold an official opening Saturday.

Santorum's Granite Counter

Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) made two additions to his presidential staff in New Hampshire — state Rep. Regina Birdsell and Logan Chism.

Birdsell will manage operations at Santorum's state headquarters, and Chism will serve as a field representative, directing grass-roots operations in Hillsborough and Cheshire counties.

"They will be a tremendous help to our grassroots campaign here in the state as Senator Santorum remains strongly committed to the First-in-the-Nation Primary," Santorum state director Nick Pappas said in a statement.

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