Cory Booker makes stop in Fairfield County

Fairfield County recently hosted the first official stop on the campaign trail for the 2020 presidential hopeful Senator Cory Booker as part of the South Carolina Rise Tour. The standing-room only event took place Fairfield Central High School. The event was co-sponsored by the South Carolina Democratic Party Rural Caucus. Senator Booker spoke from the floor to connect with the crowd. The audience continued to grow as he spoke with those in attendance, including local county government, county leadership, and a large number of visitors from neighboring counties. Booker shared his family story, “My parents tried to move into a neighborhood with a good school district. No one would sell them a home because of the color of their skin. A group of volunteer lawyers, who had seen what happened on Bloody Sunday in 1965 and were inspired to help black families in their own community.” This story is one that empowers Senator Booker as he brings the passion for serving others with him on his journey to the White House. The audience reacted well to the idea that you cannot love your country unless you love your fellow man. Booker closed out his time in front of the crowd saying, “You cannot campaign wrong and then think you will govern right.”