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Who Cory Booker will be meeting when he comes back to South Carolina next week

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Cory Booker will meet with State House Democrats when the presidential candidate returns to South Carolina next week.

The senator from New Jersey will meet with the House Democratic Caucus in Columbia on Thursday, Booker’s presidential campaign said.

Later, Booker will travel to Spartanburg to meet with the community group ReGenesis to talk about cleanup efforts at a polluted superfund site. ReGenesis was founded by former state Rep. Harold Mitchell.

Booker will also make appearances in Union, Clarendon, Hampton and Beaufort counties over April 26 and 27, the campaign said without announcing details on those visits. The trip will mark one milestone for Booker; April 27 will be the senator’s 50th birthday.

Booker has made an effort to focus on smaller towns in his past trips to South Carolina. He started his S.C. campaign with an appearance in Fairfield County, and held his CNN town hall last month in Orangeburg.

The latest trip comes as Booker announced a new slate of endorsements. Booker has picked up the support of state Reps. Leola Robinson-Simpson, D-Greenville and Annie McDaniel, D-Fairfield; Sumter County Sheriff Anthony Dennis, Clarendon County Auditor Patricia Pringle, and Manning Mayor Julia Nelson.

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

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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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