Rubio

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2105 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks in Davenport, Iowa. For months, Rubio’s campaign team in South Carolina operated out of a staffer’s garage, plotting strategy for the first-in-the-South primary from freshly painted yard sale furniture and tiny classroom desks brought in to create an office feel. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

COLUMBIA — Republican Marco Rubio is looking to move his presidential campaign beyond its low-budget setup.

Rubio is enjoying a burst of momentum as the first presidential voting edges closer.

Until now, he’s run a shoestring operation in states like South Carolina, where the first-in-the-South primary will be held. The Florida senator’s office has been in a staffer’s garage, and his team plotted strategy on freshly painted yard sale furniture and tiny classroom desks.

It was a point of pride for Rubio’s team. But on Wednesday, Rubio’s South Carolina team officially moved out of the garage and into a proper campaign headquarters -- though they brought some of the yard sale furniture along with them.