‘Cosby’ star touring SC colleges for Democrats

ashain@thestate.comOctober 10, 2013 

Phylicia Rashad

NBC.COM

Actress Phylicia Rashad, who starred in TV’s "The Cosby Show", will visit the University of South Carolina and Claflin University in Orangeburg on Tuesday as part of a S.C. Democratic Party college tour.

Rashad also will attend a fundraiser that evening at the state Democratic party headquarters. Tickets cost $50-$250.

Rashad and S.C. Democratic Chairman Jaime Harrison will discuss “the importance of civic engagement and student involvement in politics,” the party said.

She will speak at Claflin’s WVM Auditorium at 2:30 p.m. and USC’s Russell House at 5:30 p.m.

Rashad’s visit generated some quips from S.C. GOP executive director Alex Stroman who tweeted: “@SCDP really understands Youth Outreach w/ Phylicia Rashad: Cosby Show ended in 1992---three years before USC Freshmen were born.”

U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy, Robert Kennedy’s grandson, is still slated to visit S.C. colleges after postponing his one-day tour late last month with the impending congressional budget crisis, Democratic officials said.

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