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Election 2020: Road to the White House

The University of South Carolina is a must-stop on the campaign trail for presidential hopefuls. Keep up with who's visiting campus during the 2020 election season here.

As one of the first presidential primary states in the nation—and the first in the South—the Palmetto State has historically played a pivotal role in deciding candidates’ fortunes. That’s why the University of South Carolina, the state's flagship university, is a critical stop for many presidential hopefuls. Whether on campus to give a stump speech to students or to participate in a debate or town hall, candidates from across the political spectrum have visited our university—from Donald Trump to Barack Obama.  

As the 2020 presidential election draws near, we're keeping a list of who comes through this season. Check back regularly for updates.

March 22, 2019: Beto O'Rourke

During an event hosted by the UofSC College Democrats, presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke addressed a crowd of students and community members on the Russell House patio. O'Rourke first spoke to the student organization inside the Russell House, and then he moved outside to give a brief speech and answer questions from the crowd.

 Take a look back at some of the past visits from presidents and presidential candidates at UofSC.



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