Democratic candidates will be flowing in to Charleston on Friday, following the presidential debate in Orangeburg on Thursday night.

• At 10 a.m., Sen. John Edwards will be stopping by Jack’s Restaurant, 4C George St. He’s expected to walk from the Francis Marion Hotel to the restaurant to meet the mid-morning crowd (read: supporters, tourists, hungover college kids).

• At 11 a.m., Chris Dodd will be at St. Julian Devine Community Center, 1 Cooper St., to talk about homeownership.

• At 2:30 p.m., Sen. Barack Obama will be hosting a town hall forum at Burke High School. Tickets will be required to attend the event and can be picked up at:

• Buffalo South on Folly Road

• Cafe Pardiso on Market Street

• Jasmine’s Eclectic Soul Food on Montague Avenue.

• Klipper Kings Barber Shop on Ashley Hall Road

• Kudu Coffee on Vanderhorst Street

• Monster Music Cuisine on Orleans Road

• Ravenous Reader on Folly Road

•Whipper Law Firm on Durant Avenue

The Democrats aren’t the only ones coming to town. Sen. John McCain will be holding an event at 6 p.m. Thursday night at the South Carolina Aquarium as part of his announcement tour.


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