NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – South Carolina is being called the center of the political universe for 2020 Democratic Presidential prospects. It is already being projected that whoever wins South Carolina will be the Democratic nominee.
Today, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) visited the Lowcountry to worship with local congregations.
Sen. Gillibrand worshipped this morning with Charity Missionary Baptist Church in the heart of Liberty Hill, the oldest community in North Charleston. This was one of her many stops on a weekend visit to the Palmetto State. Now that she has announced her run for Presidency, she feels that it is important to introduce herself to voters. At the historically African-American church she attended today, she told the congregation why she cares and why she wants to serve them.
Several potential 2020 Democratic candidates (Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Cory Booker) have already visited South Carolina to connect with voters. The primary schedule for 2020 is playing a big role in the attention the state is receiving with the South Carolina Primary being the last one to take place before Super Tuesday (when 9 states will hold their primaries). Whoever the winner is in South Carolina could take their momentum into those contests.
Senator Gillibrand says that “South Carolina has always been an early state and it is one that is really important for the country. As a state that elects both democrats and republicans, it represents the broader country. We are not just a red America or a blue America, but we are a red, white, and blue America. It is really important that we can bring people together and hear from all families what their concerns are. I think South Carolina plays a really prominent role in that.”
Senator Gillibrand says that she will be returning to the Lowcountry in a few weeks.