Bush returns to South Carolina with Upstate stop

In this Nov. 18, 2015, photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, gives a speech on foreign policy and national defense on the campus of The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. In a presidential campaign that has suddenly shifted in focus to terrorism and security, Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bush both see opportunities to cast themselves as best prepared to be commander in chief in tumultuous times. In back-to-back foreign policy speeches this week, Clinton and Bush outlined blueprints for defeating the Islamic State, the extremist group blamed for last week’s attacks in Paris that killed 129 and left hundreds more wounded. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)

PENDLETON, S.C. (AP) – Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush is spending some more time in South Carolina’s Upstate.

Bush is speaking at Dyar’s Diner in Pendleton on Friday. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the former Florida governor is set to speak an hour later.

Bush is also taking part in a poverty forum being held in Columbia on Saturday. The Jack Kemp Foundation Forum on Expanding Opportunity is being held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center and is moderated by House Speaker Paul Ryan and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott.

Organizers say other GOP hopefuls scheduled to participate include retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, businesswoman Carly Fiorina, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio are also scheduled to participate.

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