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U.S. Senator Cory Booker campaigns at the Reedy Fork Baptist Church in Simpsonville, South Carolina on Friday, March 1, 2019. (FACEBOOK PHOTO)

Booker returns to South Carolina on Saturday

Third visit for NJ presidential candidate since February 1 announcement

By David Wildstein, March 19 2019 11:43 am

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.

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