Politics & Government

Beto O’Rourke plans town halls, stops across South Carolina

Before speaking at a candidate forum in Charleston, presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke will be making several other stops in South Carolina, according to a statement from his campaign.

During his three day trip, O’Rourke, a former U.S. representative from Texas, will be hosting town halls, attending church services and holding a round table across the state.

On June 14, O’Rourke will kick off the weekend with a town hall with the Gullah Geechee Nation and their representatives. The event will start at 3:45 p.m. at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Beaufort. The town hall will not be open to the public.

Saturday, June 15, O’Rourke will be one of four 2020 hopefuls who will participate in a candidate forum hosted by the Black Economic Alliance. He will be joined by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Cory Booker and Mayor Pete Buttigieg at the Charleston event.

Before the event, O’Rourke will be attending a worker’s march in Charleston. After, he will be holding a criminal justice town hall in North Charleston. The location for the 9:35 a.m. event has yet to be announced.

After speaking at the presidential candidate forum, O’Rourke will make his way to the Midlands for a town hall in Sumter and a Meet & Greet at Columbia’s Hunter-Gatherer Hangar.

Sunday, O’Rourke will grab donuts with State Sen. Glenn Reese in Spartanburg and attend church services at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. Afterward, he will hold a town hall in Greenville at the Upstate Circle of Friends at 1:30 p.m.

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Emily Bohatch helps cover South Carolina’s government for The State. She also updates The State’s databases. Her accomplishments include winning a Green Eyeshade award in Disaster Reporting in 2018 for her teamwork reporting on Hurricane Irma. She has a degree in Journalism with a minor in Spanish from Ohio University’s E. W. Scripps School of Journalism.