Presidential hopeful Sanders to spend weekend in Charleston

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is back in Charleston starting off the weekend with a Presidential Town Hall.

State Senator Marlon Kimpson is hosting the talk at Burke High School.

Kimpson says he wanted presidential candidates to be able to engage with voters and that's what the Town Hall event is all about.

Kimpson says the events that have happened in Charleston County over the course of this year will shape the conversation with Sanders.  They plan to discuss topics including law enforcement reform, income inequality, public education, and health care.

The Charleston Democratic Party and the House Democratic Delegations along with five other state representatives are co-hosting the Town Hall.

This event is free and open to the public with seats being filled on a first come, first serve basis. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Sanders is expected to stay in Charleston through the weekend. All three Democrats running for president, Hillary Clinton, Martin O'Malley and Sanders, will take the same stage in Charleston on Saturday for the Blue Jamboree, a big rally for the Democratic Party.

That event is scheduled at the Jenkins Institute on Azalea Drive and will give each candidate the chance to speak.

Tickets to the Blue Jamboree have sold out, organizers say.

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