If this comes to pass, it will be a body blow to the Perry campaign, which has been counting heavily on South Carolina. Roll Call says both Romney and DeMint come from business backgrounds, giving Romney the inside track. A recent American Research Group poll showed Cain leading in the Palmetto state with 26%, Romney second with 25%, and Perry lagging at 12%. Subtext: Romney’s state director is Terry Sullivan, whom readers may remember as Kay Bailey Hutchison’s consultant in her primary race against Perry. A Romney victory over Perry would be sweet revenge for Sullivan.
Update: I have been informed that Demint’s staff later disavowed this item.