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Bernie Sanders will hold a rally in SC on Friday

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Senator Bernie Sanders is embarking on a second run for president. This time the field will be bigger, more diverse and filled with candidates who have adopted his progressive populist mantle.

Bernie Sanders will hold a rally in South Carolina on Friday, and take part in a roundtable on poverty.

The Vermont senator’s presidential campaign announced a 5 p.m. rally on Friday in the Peace Center Amphitheater in Greenville.

Earlier in the day, Sanders will take part in a poverty roundtable with the group Working Hero South Carolina. The roundtable will be in the West End Community Development Center in Greenville at 2:30 p.m. Friday.

On Thursday, Sanders will appear at a town hall hosted by the Legislative Black Caucus in Spartanburg, the caucus announced in an email.

That event will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Mount Moriah Baptist Church.

The town hall will feature two panel discussions, one on education reform and another on criminal justice, including an on-site assistance for expunging criminal records.

Besides the presidential candidate, the event will include S.C. Sen. Karl Allen, D-Greenville, and state Reps. Chandra Dillard, D-Greenville; Rosalyn Henderson-Myers, D-Spartanburg; Anne Parks, D-Greenwood; and Rep. Leola Robinson-Simpson, D-Greenville.

Sanders isn’t the only candidate traveling through South Carolina this week.

California Sen. Kamala Harris is scheduled to hold two town halls at Winthrop and S.C. State universities Friday and Saturday, and will attend Easter services at Columbia’s Bible Way Church on Sunday.

On Tuesday, former vice president and prospective candidate Joe Biden spoke at Sen. Fritz Hollings’ funeral at The Citadel in 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.

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