South Carolina has elevated importance in the 2008 primary season, scheduled for 1/29/08 – a week ahead of 2/5/08, otherwise known as Super Duper Tuesday. Barack Obama (D-IL) is mounting an air attack there in an effort to shore up support for his candidacy that is making use of 60-second spots on no less than 36 radio stations.
According to the Associated Press, the purpose of the campaign is to stake out a share of the state's substantial African-American population. He's grappling with Hillary Clinton (D-NY) over this constituency, who is benefitting from the excellent relations established by her husband, President Bill Clinton. Obama's campaign is said to have introductory elements to overcome Clinton's built-in advantage.