Four Democrats to Appear on SC’s Presidential Primary Ballot

In this Oct. 13, 2015, photo, Democratic presidential candidates from left, former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Hillary Rodham Clinton, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee take the stage before the CNN Democratic presidential debate in Las Vegas. For the Democrats running for the White House, President Barack Obama has at times been a source of considerable discontent. During the they took positions ranging from warm embrace to polite disagreement. Compare that with the public bickering among Republican presidential candidates and the recent history of how parties have dealt with passing control of the White House. (AP Photo/John Locher)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – The South Carolina Democratic Party has certified four candidates to appear on the ballot for party’s presidential primary in February.

The party announced on Wednesday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and Chicago businessman Willie Wilson were certified by the state party’s executive council this week.

State party Chairman Jaime Harrison said the party is fortunate to have such a group of qualified candidates.

The Democratic primary on Saturday, Feb. 27, comes a week after the GOP presidential primary in the state in which 14 candidates will appear on the ballot.

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