Politics & Government

2020 candidate meeting with Charleston church shooting survivors

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will be in Charleston this weekend for a campaign visit highlighted by a meeting with survivors of the 2015 Charleston church shooting.

The Democratic candidate for president will meet Saturday with survivors of the racially-motivated killing of nine members of Emanuel AME Church, Hickenlooper’s campaign said.

The stop Saturday will also include meetings with local Democrats at Las Palmas Bar and Grill in Okatie at 2 p.m. and at Triangle Char and Bar in Charleston at 7:30 p.m.

Hickenlooper will finish his swing through South Carolina with 8 a.m. church services at Royal Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston.

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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.