And so it begins: South Carolina polls have been open for a few hours, but the real action is at Tommy's Ham House, where Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney are both scheduled for meet and greets at 10:45 a.m.
The event that some are calling #HAMGATE was–according to everybody's spokespeople–a total coincidence, and nobody is going to back down and change plans. Newt's spokesman Nathan Naidu has even offered "to treat Gov. Romney to ham," although by "ham" I suspect he means "a frustrating narrow loss in South Carolina." We shall see! Stay with us here and @indecision throughout the day and after polls close at 7 p.m. ET for the latest on primary- and pork-related matters.
Candidate schedules via TheState.com, South Carolina's finest Mark Sanford-email-having newspaper.
Tags: Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Primaries, Republicans, South Carolina