COLUMBIA, S.C. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday filed to become the Democratic Party’s nominee for president at state party headquarters in Columbia.
Shortly after filing, Sanders spoke to a rally of nearly 250 supporters outside of party headquarters. “I think we are going to shock some people on election day and win South Carolina,” said Sanders.
Reg E. Cathey, best known for his recurring role as “Freddy” from Netflix’s hit series “House of Cards,” introduced Sanders by announcing he was “glad to officially join the political revolution.”
State Rep. Terry Alexander (D-Florence), a chair of Sanders’ South Carolina leadership committee, also spoke.
Alexander, who supported of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2008, called Sanders the “type of honest, effective candidate who the people of South Carolina ought to listen to” and praised his lifelong fight for civil rights.
Sanders heads to a town hall Saturday evening at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg before stops Sunday in Beaufort and Savannah.