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Harris dances with drum line, leads chant at S.C. convention

The Hill logo The Hill 6/22/2019 Morgan Gstalter
a group of people standing in front of a store: Sen. Kamala Harris dances with a drum line in Columbia, South Carolina. © Getty Images Sen. Kamala Harris dances with a drum line in Columbia, South Carolina.

Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) was seen dancing alongside a drum line when she arrived at the South Carolina Democratic Party convention in Columbia on Saturday.

The 2020 contender then led a chant with her supporters, changing their "Kamala" cry to her campaign slogan of "For The People."

Harris is one of several Democrats in South Carolina this weekend.

The state's primary is crucial for candidates to put up an early showing of support, particularly among African American voters, who make up 61 percent of the state's primary electorate.

The contest has particularly high stakes for Harris and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), the only two black candidates in the field.

Twenty-one of the 24 Democratic presidential candidates are speaking at the state's party convention.

South Carolina Democrats, however, are being criticized for only allowing MSNBC to cover the event, barring news outlets including Fox News, CNN and C-SPAN in an unprecedented move.

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