Democrats descend on South Carolina primary as first 2028 election stop

Several high-profile Democrats have traveled to South Carolina for the party’s primary election this weekend to boost President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign — but many of them are likely eyeing other future prospects. 

The Democratic politicians attended events throughout the week as surrogates for the president’s campaign, including Vice President Kamala Harris, California Gov. Gavin Newsom, and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA). As such, the campaign events have doubled as an opportunity for the surrogates to elevate themselves as possible candidates in 2028. 

“If anyone wants to run in 2028, it’d be smart for them to be here now,” South Carolina Democratic Party Chair Christale Spain told Politico. “If they have further aspirations, South Carolina is a place they should spend time.”

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