SC stump meeting combines politics and tradition

GALIVANTS FERRY, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina campaign tradition dating to the 1870s continues with the return of the Galivants Ferry Stump.

Monday's stump meeting will be held in the parking lot of a general store in the hamlet of Galivants Ferry on the Little Pee Dee River. It features U.S. Rep. John Larson of Connecticut and honors South Carolina congressmen Jim Clyburn and John Spratt.

The families of Joseph Holliday and John Monroe Holliday have sponsored the political meeting every two years.

The stump opens with bluegrass music and clogging, followed by stump speeches by local, state and national Democratic candidates.

All candidates may attend but by stump tradition, only Democrats are allowed to give speeches.

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