Hillary Clinton will make her first South Carolina trip of the current presidential election cycle on Wednesday, but she won’t be the only White House hopeful stumping in the Palmetto State this week.
In fact, Clinton will not even be the only candidate appearing in Columbia on Wednesday afternoon. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and Republican candidate Carly Fiorina will be speaking less than a mile away.
Clinton is scheduled to meet with “minority women small business owners” in a closed event Wednesday, before delivering the keynote address to the South Carolina House Democratic Women’s Caucus and the South Carolina Democratic Women’s Council at 1:45 p.m. The event is being held at the Marriott hotel in downtown Columbia.
Fiorina will be speaking to a South Carolina House GOP luncheon at the Hilton Hotel earlier that afternoon at 12:30.
Meanwhile, Ohio Governor John Kasich will be speaking to the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce at noon that day as he considers a run for the Republican nomination. He will later attend a Charleston County GOP function in Mount Pleasant.
Earlier in the week, Congressman Mark Sanford will be hosting retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson Tuesday at the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market. The 3:45 p.m. event is part of Sanford’s neighborhood office hours. He has not endorsed a candidate.
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul will be making a swing through the Upstate on Friday. He will attend a York County GOP barbecue at Historic Old Town in Rock Hill at 1 p.m. He will then travel to The Beacon Drive-In in Spartanburg at 3:30 p.m, before attending a Greenville County GOP pizza party at the party’s headquarters around 5:30 p.m.