Building on her Iowa momentum, she is kicking off a bus tour to the palmetto State on Tuesday.
The six term congressman jokingly complained that he was going to palmetto State just to get some attention.
More than any one else in the palmetto State, DeMint could shift momentum if he decides to endorse.
1580s, from Spanish palmito "dwarf fan palm tree," diminutive of palma "palm tree," from Latin palma (see palm (n.2)). The suffix was subsequently Italianized. The Palmetto Flag was an emblem of South Carolina after secession (1860); the state was called Palmetto State from at least 1837.