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GOP candidates to beat SC filing deadline

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- By tomorrow, all major Republican presidential candidates will officially be on the ballot in South Carolina, ahead of the state's November 1st deadline.

This afternoon, Rick Perry’s South Carolina campaign chairman Katon Dawson paid the campaign's $35,000 filing fee and submitted the attendant paperwork at the state party’s headquarters here.

The two remaining candidates who haven’t filed, Michele Bachmann and Newt Gingrich, will both do so tomorrow, according to South Carolina GOP executive director Matt Moore.

Bachmann’s husband Marcus will file here tomorrow at 4:00 pm ET, and Gingrich will hand his check to state party chairman Chad Connelly during a campaign swing through Greenville.

Herman Cain, Jon Huntsman, Gary Johnson, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum have all paid the requisite amount to appear on the ballot.

Former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer stopped payment on his check for the filing fee in July and has not yet resubmitted payment.

Earlier this month, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty asked the party to return his filing fee, which the party has declined to do, citing its need to raise $1 million to cover primary costs.