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Thu Aug 22, 2019, 01:10 PM

'Nobody's ever paid attention to us': 2020 Democrats focusing on rural SC to win voters

HAMPTON — Growing up in this rural South Carolina town 80 miles west of Charleston, Susan Rowell went to school alongside the children of engineers who were recruited by Westinghouse Electric Corp.

“They probably brought up my standard of education just by being in the classroom with them,” Rowell said.

The manufacturing plant changed hands a few times before ultimately closing in 2014, taking hundreds of jobs with it and hindering the surrounding local economy it had helped to support.

Rowell hopes ailing rural areas can get help from a new president next year and, like other undecided Democratic voters, she is surveying the crowded field of 2020 presidential hopefuls for a candidate to support in South Carolina’s critical First in the South primary.

Read more: https://www.postandcourier.com/politics/nobody-s-ever-paid-attention-to-us-democrats-focusing-on/article_6c07b71e-c04c-11e9-8ca6-2b7caeecf580.html

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