Sanders to return to South Carolina

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., waves as he arrives for a rally at Eastern Michigan University on Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, in Ypsilanti, Mich. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

COLUMBIA — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will return to South Carolina on Tuesday for the first time since his win at the New Hampshire primary.

The Vermont senator will speak at the Faith and Justice Breakfast on Tuesday at Allen University’s John Hurst Adams Gymnatorium in Columbia. The breakfast starts at 9 a.m. and it’s free and open to the public.

Sanders will also hold a 10 a.m. town hall at the University of South Carolina’s Russell House Theater, 1400 Greene St. The event is by invitation only, according to the campaign. He’ll then head for the Lowcountry, where he’ll hold a town hall at Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St., in Charleston at 3 p.m. That event will be open to the public.

Despite his strong finish in New Hampshire, Sanders’ odds of winning South Carolina are low, according to recent polls. Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders in some polls by 19 percent and by as much as 38 percent in others.