South Carolina is in many ways the epicenter of the Tea Party movement. Junior senator Jim Demint and Governor Nikki Haley were put into office by their Tea Party supporters. So next week when conservative South Carolinians go to the polls to vote in the Republican primary, their party will face their first test of solidarity.
Karen Martin is the organizer of Spartanburg Tea Party, and is still undecided. Allen Olson is the founder of the Columbia Tea Party and endorses Newt Gingrich. Curtis Loftis, South Carolina State Treasurer and chairman of the Romney campaign in the state.