Palmetto Sunrise: Democrats keep up appearances

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton poses for photos with audience members after participating in a CNN town hall style televised event at the University of South Carolina School of Law, in Columbia, S.C., Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

COLUMBIA – Democratic presidential candidates former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will continue their push in South Carolina today.

Clinton’s campaign has six events planned across the state.

She will attend an Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority lunch at Brookland Baptist Church in West Columbia at 2:25 p.m. before holding another “Breaking Down Barriers” town hall at Morris College in Sumter at 5:15 p.m.

Other events involve phone banking and canvassing kick offs at campaign offices in Columbia, Charleston and Florence.

Sanders will hold a 9 a.m. press conference at the DoubleTree in Columbia to discuss poverty.

Both participated in a CNN town hall event from the University of South Carolina last night. Race was a major part of the discussion.

Statehouse today

The Joint Bond Review Committee meets at 9 a.m. today.

The House returns at 10 a.m. and the Senate convenes at 11:45 a.m.

A joint session will be held at noon to receive an update on the state of the judiciary from state Supreme Court Chief Justice Costa Pleicones.

The Senate will then return to its roads debate. The House Ways and Means Committee will continue its work on the budget, at the call of the chair.

Gov. Nikki Haley will attend a cyber-security announcement at 10 a.m. with University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides at the USC Alumni Center.

Today’s headlines:

South Carolina’s black vote leaning Hillary Clinton versus the novelty of Bernie Sanders (The Post and Courier)

Hillary Clinton pushes for independent investigations in police-involved deaths during forum in Columbia (The Post and Courier)

Town Hall lets Clinton, Sanders define differences (The Greenville News)

Lawmaker continues efforts to bring the Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum to the Lowcountry (The Post and Courier)

Frustrations grow over roads filibuster (The Post and Courier)

Rep. Rice: Funding for I-73 can’t be rerouted to upstate roads (The Sun News)

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