Vice President Kamala Harris is returning to South Carolina this week to headline a fundraising dinner for Democrats in the state, which plays a key role in the presidential nominating process.
State Democratic party officials recently announced Harris will be the keynote speaker at the Blue Palmetto Dinner, planned for Friday in Columbia. It’s her first visit to a state party event as vice president, according to South Carolina Party Chair Trav Robertson.
The dinner comes just days before South Carolina’s primary elections, where the contest for governor tops the statewide Democratic ballot. Five candidates are competing for their party’s nomination to challenge incumbent Republican Gov. Henry McMaster, whose GOP challengers have failed to attract significant fundraising support.
Just two hours before the dinner,…