U.S. Sen. Cory Booker is coming back to South Carolina for the first time since he formally announced his candidacy for president.
Booker, D-N.J., will be at Fairfield Central High School in Winnsboro for a forum on rural health at 2 p.m. Sunday. Later Sunday, the senator will make an appearance at Voorhees College in Denmark at 6 p.m.
Booker will finish out his trip to South Carolina with a student forum at Morris College in Sumter at 9:30 a.m. Monday.
While this will be Booker’s first visit as an official candidate, it is not his first stop in South Carolina as he lays the groundwork for the state’s first-in-the-South 2020 Democratic primary. Two weeks ago, Booker spoke at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day rally at the S.C. State House in Columbia, organized by the S.C. NAACP.
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Booker’s campaign also announced its first staff hires in South Carolina earlier this week.