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2020 candidate Cory Booker is coming back to South Carolina

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Sen. Cory Booker speaks at the 19th annual King Day at the Dome rally at the SC State House.

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.

Booker’s campaign also announced its first staff hires in South Carolina earlier this week.

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Bristow Marchant is currently split between covering Richland County and the 2020 presidential race. He has more than 10 years’ experience covering South Carolina. He won the S.C. Press Association’s 2015 award for Best Series on a toxic Chester County landfill fire, and was part of The State’s award-winning 2016 election coverage.
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