Palmetto Sunrise: The week of the Democrats
COLUMBIA – Democratic presidential candidates will frequent South Carolina this week in their final push to sway voters before the Saturday primary.
South Carolinians will see and hear much less from the two Democratic candidates this week compared to the onslaught of mailings, calls and appearances by the six GOP candidates last week.
U.S. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders already made his first appearances this week. Sanders stopped by a church luncheon in West Columbia before holding a rally for thousands in Greenville on Sunday. Sanders has no events planned for today.
Actor Danny Glover, who introduced Sanders Sunday evening, will campaign on Sanders’ behalf in Sumter and Charleston today.
Glover will attend an 8:30 a.m. prayer breakfast at Serendipity at 118 S. Main Street in Sumter; a 4 p.m. canvass launch at the Charleston field office at 821 Orleans Road; and a 5 p.m. countdown to the primary with the Charleston Democratic Party at Fish Restaurant at 442 King Street.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will kick off her South Carolina swing on Tuesday, according to her campaign. Her campaign did hold a meeting on gun violence and police reform in North Charleston on Sunday.
Clinton and Sanders will participate in a CNN forum from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday evening at the University of South Carolina.
How Donald Trump won the South Carolina Republican primary (The Post and Courier)
Sanders rallies his troops ahead of Saturday primary (The Post and Courier)
With Bush out of the race after weak S.C. primary finish, Rubio could win his supporters (The Post and Courier)
First Take: History is now on Donald Trump’s side (USA TODAY)
Cruz’s Southern Firewall Cracks in S.C. (National Review)
Political expert: Minority votes raise competition in S.C. Democratic primary (Aiken Standard)
Proposed bill would increase number of eligible South Carolina foster families (The Post and Courier)
Despite win, Clinton still vulnerable to attack (The Boston Globe)
Priebus defends against GOP voters feeling ‘betrayed’ (CNN)
Requiem for the Bush Dynasty (Vanity Fair)
Jeb Bush’s failed campaign spent a ton of money on each vote. Ben Carson’s is worse. (The Washington Post)
Rubio: Reports of a Romney endorsement are ‘false’ (The Post and Courier)
Commentary: SC Primary may reorder Republican field (The Greenville News)
Mothers back Clinton for stances on gun violence, police reform (The Post and Courier)
Farmers to get updates on flood relief for crop losses (The Times and Democrat)
GOP candidates chart different paths as race goes national on Super Tuesday (The Washington Post)
Sanders has the resources and a plan to go the distance. Will it matter? (The Washington Post)
Winthrop hosts “marijuana summit” in Rock Hill on Monday (The Herald)