New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is sending key South Carolina staff to Iowa to shore up his support in that state.

Richardson spokeswoman Katie Roberts confirmed the personnel shift, which will include Richardson’s South Carolina state director (and Lowcountry native) Lachlan McIntosh. The campaign will leave some field organizers in place in South Carolina.

“We will be sending some members or our South Carolina staff to Iowa to help,” Roberts said in an email. “But the Richardson for President Campaign will maintain and support a strong organization in the state of South Carolina, continuing to build and grow support throughout the state. Governor Richardson is fully committed to competing in all the early primary states.”