VP Joe Biden to arrive in SC Tuesday

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Vice President Joe Biden waves to the crowd after he speaks, during Human Rights Campaign National Dinner at Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

COLUMBIA S.C. (WCBD) — Vice President Joe Biden is schedule to be in South Carolina on Tuesday.

The Democrat will headline “Get Out the Vote” events in Sumter and Rock Hill on Nov. 1, according to the South Carolina Democratic Party (SCDP).

The Vice President will be joined at each event by Congressman Jim Clyburn, congressional candidate Fran Person, State Senator Vincent Sheheen, and many other elected officials, candidates, and party leaders.  

The Sumter event is set to be held at Morris College located at 100 West College Street. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. and guests must arrive by 9:00 a.m.

The Rock Hill event will be held at AME Zion Transformation Center located at 745 Saluda Street. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and guests must arrive by 2:45 p.m.

Biden’s visit – in the final days of the 2016 campaign – is a sign that Democrats think the vote in South Carolina, long a GOP stronghold, could be closer than anticipated. Recent polls have shown Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump leading in South Carolina by from 2 to 15 percentage points. Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine have a chance to become the first Democratic ticket to carry South Carolina since 1976, and Fran Person’s race against Congressman Mick Mulvaney is one of the most hotly contested races in the South.

Biden visited York County last month to fundraise for Person. Person, a former aide to the vice president, is trying to upset incumbent U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-Indian Land.

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