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U.S. Senator Michael Bennett of Colorado spoke to several dozen voters at a York County home Saturday about climate change, health care and education.

U.S. senator and 2020 presidential hopeful Michael Bennet will be returning to South Carolina.

The Colorado Democrat’s trip will focus on the state’s poor, rural Interstate 95 corridor, where he will speak about segregation and education, according to a statement from his campaign.

The interstate corridor is sometimes referred to as “the corridor of shame,” so called after the title of a documentary film released in the 2000s that chronicled the persistent financial and other challenges dogging the schools in the blighted economic region.

On Tuesday, Bennet — a former superintendent — will kick off his trip with an education round table in Summerton. The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will take place at the Clarendon School District Community Resource Center.

Later that day, Bennet will have a lunch at JK’s House of Ribs with local leaders in Manning. At 1 p.m., Bennet will hold a meet-and-greet at the restaurant.

On Tuesday night, Bennet will have another meet and greet in Georgetown. He will be meeting with local Democrats at 6:30 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.
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