Texas Gov. Rick Perry is in South Carolina to raise money for his White House bid and to help the state Republican Party pay for its first-in-the-South presidential primary.
Perry launches a two-day campaign trip in the state Friday.
He has stops scheduled at a Florence restaurant and hospital before heading to a $75-a-person fundraiser in Columbia for the South Carolina Republican Party. The event is sold out. It is the first in a series of candidate fundraisers that the GOP is using to raise cash for the primary.
At the hospital Friday morning speaking to medical professionals with the Carolina Hospital System, Perry spoke against Obamacare and how it may result in fewer people entering the field.
"If Obamacare becomes the law of the land and implemented in this country, young men and women will say, 'You know what? I don't think I want to go into that because the rewards are not going to be there. The future does not look bright,'" said Perry. "I want to share with you one thing. If I'm so fortunate to be elected the President of the United States, on day one, when I walk into the Oval Office there will be an executive order on that desk that elimates as much of Obamacare as I can have done with an executive order."
Perry next heads to Greenville to tour that city's downtown with its mayor before heading to a high-dollar fundraiser.
It's Perry's second weekend in a row in South Carolina. He announced his presidential bid last week in Charleston.