Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders, left, and Martin O'Malley, right, joined in a march to the State House for the annual "King Day at the Dome" event in Columbia, SC, Monday, January 18, 2016.
Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders, left, and Martin O'Malley, right, joined in a march to the State House for the annual "King Day at the Dome" event in Columbia, SC, Monday, January 18, 2016. Gerry Melendez gmelendez@thestate.com
Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders, left, and Martin O'Malley, right, joined in a march to the State House for the annual "King Day at the Dome" event in Columbia, SC, Monday, January 18, 2016. Gerry Melendez gmelendez@thestate.com
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