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Cory Booker schedules town hall, campaign stops in South Carolina

Days after participating in the Detroit Democratic presidential debate, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey will be returning to South Carolina.

On Monday, the Democratic presidential hopeful will be the latest candidate to participate in a town hall series hosted by S.C. Sen. Marlon Kimpson, according to a Tweet from the Charleston Democrat.

The event will take place at the International Longshoremen’s Hall on Morrison Drive in Charleston.

“Let’s show a warm South Carolina welcome to US Senator @CoryBooker for our next participant in the Presidential Town Hall Series,” Kimpson tweeted Tuesday afternoon. “Fired-up at the union call with Cory!”

Kimpson previously hosted former Vice President Joe Biden during a series event on July 7.

Booker also scheduled several other events for Tuesday, including a community meet and greet at the Bucksport Senior Center in Conway. The event will start at 10 a.m.

The Senator will also be participating is a walk and talk event with Lake City Mayor Lovith Anderson. That will take place at 4:15 p.m.

At 6 p.m., Booker will be holding an event titled “Conversations with Cory,” at the Porter Auditorium at the Carter Center in Florence.

The stop will be Booker’s ninth visit to the state since entering the race for the Democratic nomination.

He’s struggled to gain traction among S.C. Democratic voters, according to polls.

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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.
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