Published: Jan 14, 2012 5:27 PM EST

CHARLESTON, SC - One of the Republican candidates in the 2008 race, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, is hosting this year's GOP candidates at a noon forum in Charleston, S.C.

Saturday's event will feature five of the candidates running in the Jan. 21 South Carolina primary. Only congressman Ron Paul is not participating.

Before the forum, Rick Perry plans to meet voters in Mount Pleasant, S.C. Rick Santorum has events scheduled in Greenville in the morning and in Mount Pleasant in the afternoon.

Newt Gingrich is hosting a town hall meeting in the afternoon in Columbia plus morning and evening conference calls for voters with questions.

Mitt Romney has a campaign event planned in the afternoon in Sumter, and Jon Huntsman is hosting an afternoon town hall meeting on Hilton Head Island.

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