Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, a Democratic 2016 White House prospect, will headline a fundraiser in Columbia next week for a pair of Richland Democrats in the House -- Minority Leader Todd Rutherford and Rep. Mia McLeod.
He will meet with reporters Thursday, the day after a private fundraiser at Pearlz Oyster Bar in the the Vista.
Webb also will meet with the House and Senate Democratic caucuses and other party leaders next week.
This is Webb's first trip to the early presidential primary state since forming a White House exploratory committee.
South Carolina will entertain six 2016 hopefuls for a week starting Saturday.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum are coming to West Columbia on Saturday for a national security conference.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush heads to events in Greenville and Columbia on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker goes on a four-city swing through the Palmetto State on March 19 and 20.