Election 2020
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Sen. Turner stumps for Bernie in Sumter

Democrat and former U.S. Sen. Nina Turner from Ohio stumps in Sumter on Saturday for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign. A gathering of about 30 people attended the "Ladies' Afternoon Tea for Bernie" at The Sidewalk Cafe, 154 S. Main … more

Presidential candidate Michael Bennett to visit Manning today

FROM STAFF REPORTS Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bennett will attend a meet and greet at JK's House of Ribs in Manning at 1 p.m. today, which is located at 151 Durant St. The stop will be part of a trip to South Carolina's stretch of … more

Biden earned more than $15 million after leaving White House

WASHINGTON - Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, took in more than $15 million since leaving the Obama White House, according to newly released documents, catapulting the Democratic presidential candidate into millionaire status and denting the … more

Biden says he picked South Carolina as spot for apology

CHARLESTON - Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Sunday he chose South Carolina to deliver an apology for his controversial remarks about segregationist senators because he wanted to offer it to an audience most likely to have been … more

Biden apologizes in Sumter for Democratic debate exchange

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's first apology after more than a week of headlines confronting remarks he made about working with segregationist senators in his early legislative days came from a community center in South Sumter on … more

Biden will hold Sumter campaign event Saturday

The long-thought frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential race will be in Sumter on Saturday. Joe Biden will stop at the M.H. Newton Family Enrichment Center, located at 415 Manning Ave., for a community event at 2:30 … more

1st debate has Dems misstepping

WASHINGTON - This was no Trump rally. Ten Democrats kicked off the presidential debate season with a sober rendering of policy that featured a smattering of missteps on climate change, the economy and more but no whoppers. The Democrats spoke … more

McElveen endorses O'Rourke for Democratic presidential bid

A state senator who represents Sumter has endorsed former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke in his bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. State Sen. Thomas McElveen, D-35, drew comparisons on Friday in his endorsement announcement to … more

Candidates counter Biden's electability argument

COLUMBIA - On stage before a throng of party faithful in a key early primary state, Joe Biden's leading rivals for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination sought Saturday to undercut the former vice president's argument that he's the ideal … more

2020 Democratic candidates aim to bring messages into rural America

DENMARK - Deanna Miller Berry doesn't often see presidential candidates. So when New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker recently came to Bamberg County, South Carolina, she was primed to unload about a contaminated water system. "What is your plan to fix … more
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