Beto O’Rouke to rally with Columbia supporters this weekend

Former U.S. representative and presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke will be making several appearances in Columbia as he and 21 other 2020 Democratic contenders appear in South Carolina this weekend.

Along with attending U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn’s “World Famous Fish Fry,” O’Rourke will be holding a rally and speaking at a forum and at the S.C. Democratic Party Convention.

O’Rourke will kick off his day Saturday by speaking at the presidential forum hosted by Planned Parenthood on the University of South Carolina’s campus. The Texas Democrat is scheduled to speak at 2:50 p.m.

After he leaves the Planned Parenthood forum, O’Rourke will be hosting a rally at Pearlz on Gervais Street ahead of his appearance on the stage of the Democratic Convention. Doors for the rally open at 3:15 p.m.

O’Rourke will take the stage at the convention at 5 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.