Palmetto Sunrise: Actresses Angela Bassett, Vivica A. Fox campaigning for Hillary Clinton Tuesday

Angela Bassett, in South Carolina on Tuesday, will be one of several actors campaigning for Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton in the weeks leading up to the Feb. 17 primary election. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

COLUMBIA — Hollywood comes to the South Carolina Statehouse on Tuesday when Academy Award-nominated actress Angela Bassett and actress Vivica A. Fox address the media about “get out the vote” efforts for Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

The actresses are scheduled to appear at a press conference at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the state’s capital with the more than 20 state lawmakers who previously endorsed Clinton. Bassett and Fox are taking part in the campaign’s canvass of historically black colleges and universities across South Carolina.

Bassett, known for her Oscar-nominated role as singer Tina Turner in the film “What’s Love Got to do With it?”, will appear 2 p.m. Tuesday at South Carolina State University and 4 p.m. at Claflin University.

Fox, known for her roles in the “Kill Bill” films and “Independence Day,” will appear 2 p.m. Tuesday at Voorhees College and 3:45 p.m. at Denmark Technical College.

Fox also will appear 10:15 a.m. Wednesday at Benedict College.

Charleston Sen. Marlon Kimpson also announced his endorsement of Clinton on Monday, saying the former secretary of state has long fought for children and families in South Carolina.

“Her longtime fight for opportunity and justice didn’t begin a few months ago — it’s been decades of work — especially for those without a voice,” he said in a press release Monday. “Her priorities are the right priorities for South Carolina families — from addressing the public health crisis of gun violence to improving our schools, and she will always ensure our children have the opportunities to succeed.”

The appearances Tuesday come as voters in New Hampshire become the second state whose residents make their choice for the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates. Polls in country’s first primary close 7 p.m.


State lawmakers are back in Columbia and both chambers will meet at noon. Both the House and Senate have a list of committee meetings being held Tuesday.

The Senate will continue to discuss roads 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Finance Committee, where legislators will get an overview of the Department of Transportation’s operations.

In the House, former Speaker Bobby Harrell and the expenditure of his campaign finances will be the topic of discussion in the Legislative Ethics Committee meeting Tuesday morning.

The House Judiciary Committee at 2:30 p.m. will consider a bill that creates domestic violence fatality review committees in districts across the state.

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