Presidential candidates make stops in SC Wednesday

Michele Bachmann (R-MN)

COLUMBIA (WACH, AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is continuing her three-state campaign announcement tour Wednesday.

Rep. Bachmann (R-MN) held a backyard chat in Charleston Wednesday morning, before traveling to Lexington for a meet-and-greet at Flight Deck off Hwy. 378.

The Minnesota congresswoman is scheduled to conclude her tour with a visit with voters in Greenville and a town hall meeting in Rock Hill Wednesday afternoon.

Bachmann says the country cannot afford four more years of the Obama administration's costly policies.

The Minnesota congresswoman told several hundred supporters that President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is an expense the U.S. cannot afford.

On Tuesday, Bachmann argued in New Hampshire that Washington is full of wasteful spending ideas. She ended the day with an appearance in Myrtle Beach.

Rep. Bachmann isn't the only Republican presidential candidate visiting the Palmetto State Wednesday.

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Former CEO of the Godfather's Pizza chain Herman Cain also appeared at Greenville's NEXT Innovation Center to push his plans for jobs and the economy. The center provides facilities for developing high-tech firms.

Cain says his tax-cutting, pro-business philosophy will power the U.S. economy and put unemployed people back to work.

Cain's message was greeted with applause by about six dozen people when he appeared at a center on innovative technology in Greenville, S.C., on Wednesday.

The former CEO of the Godfather's Pizza chain says there should be a maximum tax of 25 percent on company profits and personal income. He also repeated his calls for an end to the capital gains tax and for the nation to get its national debt under control.

Cain says his plan will produce a job for every home.

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(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)