Senators Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker to be at SC NAACP 2019 MLK Day event in Columbia

Senators Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker to be at SC NAACP 2019 MLK Day event in Columbia
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The South Carolina NAACP has announced that Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Cory Booker will both attend the 2019 King Day at the Dome event in Columbia.

The theme of the event is “Education First: Illuminating the Path to Change.”

Also in attendance will be Rev. Nelson Rivers, Vice-President, Religious Affair and External Relations, National Action Network, New York, New York and more.

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., asks a question of the chairman during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, during the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., asks a question of the chairman during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, during the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) (AP)

Both Sanders (I-VT) and Booker (D-NJ) have been to events in the Midlands in the last several months. Sanders was the keynote speaker at an October 2018 Medicare for All Rally in Columbia. Booker was in attendance at an elected official’s cook-out in Orangeburg County in October 2018.

Both men are said to be considering runs in 2020 for president of the United States.

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