Beto O’Rourke to make first SC stop as presidential candidate next weekend

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Former Texas Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke will visit the Palmetto state for the first time next weekend after he launched his 2020 presidential campaign.

He will take part in a town hall series with state Rep. Marlon Kimpson next Saturday in Charleston at the International Longshoreman’s Association on Morrison Drive.

O’Rourke got within 3 percentage points of upsetting Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the nation’s largest red state — and shattered fundraising records in the process — immediately fueling chatter that he could have higher ambitions.

O’Rourke will return to El Paso, on the border with Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on March 30 for an official campaign kickoff.

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