Sen. Cory Booker visiting South Carolina Monday on 2020 campaign trail
SUMTER, SC (WCIV) —
South Carolina remains a popular spot for potential Democratic presidential candidates.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) will be visiting the Palmetto State on Monday. Booker will be in Sumter County after stopping in Fairfield and Bamberg counties on Sunday.
Booker first visited South Carolina in January alongside Sen. Bernie Sanders for Martin Luther King Day. This was before the New Jersey Senator formally announced his run for president.
The Republican National Committee released a statement Monday regarding Booker’s visit, saying in part, “No matter how many times Booker comes to South Carolina, voters won't be interested in a candidate who keeps pushing 2020 Democrats further and further to the fringe left and away from hardworking South Carolinians.”
Booker is only one of many potential Democratic presidential nominees who have visited South Carolina so far in the early stages of the 2020 campaign.
New York Sen. Kristen Gillibrand was in the Lowcountry over the weekend. She officially announced her candidacy in January.
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren also made a visit to the state recently. She was at Columbia College last month. Warren officially announced her candidacy over the weekend.