Santorum adds ex-congressman Barrett to SC team

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett will be named South Carolina chairman of Rick Santorum’s GOP presidential bid.

Santorum campaign spokeswoman Virginia Davis on Friday confirmed Barrett will lead the former Pennsylvania senator’s efforts in South Carolina and be part of his national energy policy advisory panel.

Santorum will announce Barrett’s role and others aiding his campaign at a stop in Columbia Saturday.

Barrett served in the U.S. House for three terms and capped it with an unsuccessful bid for governor last year. Barrett narrowly made it into a GOP runoff with Nikki Haley. She won the runoff with 65 percent of the vote.

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