Post by Logan on Jan 17, 2016 2:31:04 GMT -6
Clinton’s S.C. lead puts focus of Charleston debate on earlier states
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- When the Democratic presidential candidates debate here Sunday, their immediate goal will be to shore up their support in Iowa and New Hampshire, where Democrats vote early next month in close races.
But the Charleston backdrop also is significant.
The debate stage will be down the street from “Mother Emanuel,” the AME church where nine African-Americans were slain in June during a Bible study, thrusting South Carolina into the national spotlight and the gun control debate.
The S.C. setting also is a reminder of the commanding lead Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton has in the Palmetto State, a lead that could propel her to her party’s nomination.
Read more here: www.thestate.com/news/politics-government/politics-columns-blogs/the-buzz/article55113255.html