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GOP presidential hopeful John Kasich to campaign in West Columbia


Ohio Gov. John Kasich will speak to Midlands conservatives Wednesday before heading to Hilton Head for a campaign event.

The Republican presidential hopeful will speak to the First Tuesday Republican Club at the Brookland Baptist Church conference center at 12:30 p.m., 1066 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia.

Other candidates making Midlands stops are U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, who will attend the opening of his S.C. campaign headquarters at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at 790 Huger Street in Columbia.

Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore will join S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson for a forum on constitutional issues at noon Thursday at the University of South Carolina, third floor Russell House.