UPDATE | Sen. Booker visits Voorhees College, campaigning for president

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Sunday, February 10, 2019
(News 12 at 11 )

Photo: Erin Schaff / DNCC

DENMARK, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT)-- Senator Cory Booker is one of the latest to announce his democratic bid for presidency. His campaign, one that places emphasis on rural communities, made one of it's first stops Sunday night at Voorhees College.

The tiny town gave the former Newark, New Jersey Mayor big support as they filed into Massachusetts Hall on campus.

The bid for 2020 seems to be coming in at a dime a dozen. Soon to be first time voter, Jaywin Harris notices it. While he does not
know much about Cory Booker's campaign, it seems to him, the senator is hitting all the buzz words. Starting with one that hits home for
Harris. "Equality," he said.

Quite a few more buzz words were awaiting in Booker's compelling speech. One that offered a panel discussion then later an audience Q&A.

"A lot of Americans are beginning to believe the forces tearing our country a part are stronger than the forces holding us together."
Booker encouraged the room to believe otherwise.

The senator says he rallying for Medicaid expansion, access to healthcare in small towns, and a US Marshall plan to mend state & federal systems. All of which, he notes as "inter-woven" in the quality of life for those who often feel they are forgotten, he says.

Booker consistently echoed his plan for new infrastructure, something unlike what the country is basing health and wellness on now.
He explained it in terms of the water crisis many towns, including the one he stood in today, are facing.

"Massive infrastructure investment into our community to ensue our children have clean air, clean water-it is the rural spaces, the urban places in Camden, New Jersey where kids drink a bottle water in schools." Booker gave an impassioned yell, "Their water is full of led. This is enough. It is done. It is too much pain, we will end it."

For the small town, in the small room, fighting its own massive water and health crisis, the words rang true. They gave Booker a round of applause and cheers in solidarity. They say, Booker's visit is a sign of hope.


February 7, 2019

DENMARK, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Sen. Cory Booker is coming to Voorhees College to campaign for president.

According to Booker's campaign website, this will be his first trip to South Carolina as part of his presidential campaign.

The event is scheduled for Sunday, February 10 at 6:00 P.M.–7:30 P.M. at Massachusetts Hall on the Campus of Voorhees College.

The doors open at 5 P.M.