Beto O’Rourke announces he’s running for president
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.