Cory Booker will make his third trip to South Carolina this weekend since announcing on February 1 that he will seek the Democratic nomination for president.
Booker will make stops in Rock Hill and Columbia on Saturday.
The New Jersey senator will hold a “Conversations with Cory” at the Freedom Temple Ministries in Rock Hill, followed by a community forum on economic opportunity sponsored by the South Carolina Democratic Party’s Black Women’s Caucus.
In 2016, Hillary Clinton won 73% of the vote in the South Carolina primary against Bernie Sanders. Sanders ran 10% ahead of his statewide average in York County, where Rock Hill is located. Clinton won 76% in Richland County, which includes Columbia.
Barack Obama won 55% in South Carolina in the 2008 Democratic primary, followed by Clinton (27%) and John Edwards (18%). He carried York and Richland counties.