Palmetto Sunrise: The Clintons campaigning in South Carolina this weekend

Both Bill and Hillary Clinton will appear in South Carolina this weekend as the Feb. 27 Democratic primary nears. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

COLUMBIA — Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton will appear in Denmark on Friday, where she will participate on a town hall, and her husband, President Bill Clinton, will campaign in Florence on Saturday.

Fresh off of Thursday night’s Democratic debate, the trip marks the former secretary of state’s first visit to the Palmetto State since Martin Luther King Day last month — and since losing the New Hampshire primary by 22 points to Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Hillary Clinton will take part in a town hall Friday afternoon being called “Corridor of Opportunity,” a play on the state’s so-called “Corridor of Shame” label given to the geographic zone along Interstate 95 known for its neglected education system.

Topics being discussed during the event include job opportunities, housing and education, or what her campaign has called “the disparities facing South Carolinians and communities of color.”

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Bill Clinton is scheduled to appear at a rally Saturday evening at Francis Marion University in Florence. This is his second visit on behalf of his wife in two weeks. He appeared at Allen University on Feb. 3.

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The campaign also is releasing a new television advertisement featuring The Rev. Anthony Thompson, whose wife, Myra, died last summer in the shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. In the ad, Thompson touted Hillary Clinton’s stance on gun laws, a cause began fighting for after Myra Thompson’s death.

Republican candidates also are continuing to campaign heading into the weekend and the CBS debate in Greenville on Saturday.

On Friday, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will join S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson at Bob Jones University in Greenville to participate in the Faith and Family Presidential Forum.

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Headlines making news this morning:

George W. Bush to join Jeb Bush in North Charleston on Monday (The Post and Courier)

Hillary Clinton returns to S.C. on Friday as the Democratic duel resumes (The Post and Courier)

Clinton’s South Carolina ground game strengthened by Congressional Black Caucus PAC endorsement (The Post and Courier)

House moves forward legislation enhancing fatal domestic violence data collection (The Post and Courier)

Cruz app data collection helps campaign read minds of voters (The Associated Press)

Bernie Sanders Intrigues South Carolina Town That Loves Hillary Clinton (The New York Times)

Trump’s South Carolina ground game looks weaker than rivals’ (POLITICO)

Splits surface as state Senate starts weighing road-repair proposal (The State)

Ted Cruz to campaign with Glenn Beck in Aiken (Aiken Standard)

Cruz, Carson reach S.C. Christian voters at Winthrop values summit (The Herald)

Sen. Ted Cruz rallies 2,000-plus conservatives, evangelicals in Fort Mill (The Herald)

Rubio, Kasich draw hundreds of Grand Strand voters ahead of primary (The Sun News)

Bush calls Trump radical at Florence meet-and-greet (Morning News)

In Florence meeting, Kasich calls for balanced budget, positive campaigning (Morning News)

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