COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders says Scripture calls for a renewed focus on justice as Democrats campaign to replace President Donald Trump.
The Vermont senator also tells a church congregation in Columbia, South Carolina, that the United States needs â€œa nation and government that works for all of us, not just wealthy campaign contributors.â€
Black support is crucial for Democrats trying to win in a state that holds the Southâ€™s first primary on the 2020 election calendar and has a heavily black Democratic electorate.
Like some of his fellow presidential contenders, Sanders has rolled out endorsements from a number of black state lawmakers.
Many of the Democratic candidates often campaign in South Carolinaâ€™s churches while making weekend visits to the state.