The South Carolina presidential primary means it's time for many Georgia voters to get soundbyte introductions to the candidates. Media outlets in Savannah, Augusta and North Georgia frequently carry ads and news stories aimed at South Carolina voters.
Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue said he's joining the leadership team for the presidential campaign of Tim Pawlenty. Perdue had been a national co-chairman for fellow Georgian Newt Gingrich. Meanwhile, Gingrich said he’s staying in the race despite a mass exodus of his top campaign staffers.