(WASHINGTON) -- Hillary Clinton returns to South Carolina Wednesday for the first time in nearly eight years for a one-day swing through the state’s capital, Columbia.
During her short visit, Clinton’s focus will be on women and minorities. She will participate in a roundtable discussion with “minority women small business owners” in the morning and then deliver the keynote address to the South Carolina House Democratic Women’s Caucus and the South Carolina Democratic Women’s Council at their Third Annual Day in Blue event.
The former secretary of state will also visit the State House to meet with House and Senate Democratic caucuses.
For Clinton, South Carolina harbors bad memories and bruising moments.
Just before the state’s primary in 2008, when Clinton and then-Illinois Sen. Barack Obama were seemingly neck in neck in the race, Bill Clinton called Obama’s positioning on the Iraq war a “fairy tale” -- a polarizing remark that many perceived to be racist. The comment fired up South Carolina’s large swath of black primary voters, who then rallied behind Obama.
Ultimately, Clinton lost the state’s primary by nearly 30 points to the future president.
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