MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is making his first trip to early primary state South Carolina later this month.
The South Carolina Republican Party announced Monday that Walker plans to attend fundraisers in four cities on March 19 and March 20.
Walker has been taking significant steps toward a likely presidential run, hiring key staff, courting donors nationwide and visiting important early primary states. He plans to return to Iowa this weekend and is headed to New Hampshire for the first time on March 14, just days before he goes to South Carolina.
Walker's South Carolina itinerary includes a lunch in Columbia, a barbecue dinner in Greenville, a breakfast in Rock Hill and a lunch in Charleston.
He's also expected to meet with Republican Gov. Nikki Haley.