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Democratic candidates descend upon South Carolina

South Carolina is the center of the Democratic primary universe this weekend.

Nearly every Democratic presidential candidate descended upon the state on Friday where they are participating in four separate events throughout the weekend, all of which, Reuters reports, cater to a different segment of the South Carolina electorate.

The candidates who arrived in the state's capital, Columbia, attended a fish fry hosted by House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) on Friday night. Former Vice President Joe Biden reportedly touted his friendships with South Carolina politicians like Clyburn, while Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) pitched some of her policy proposals, and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) spoke about civil rights heroes.

But it wasn't just the big names who stole the show — entrepreneur Andrew Yang, who is far behind in the polls, reportedly received an enthusiastic welcome from the crowd. The same can't be said for Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), though. When the senator greeted one dinner patron, the man politely asked him if he was one of the candidates, The Associated Press reports.

The candidates also attended the state party's annual fundraising gala on Friday and will head to the state party convention and a Planned Parenthood forum on abortion rights on Saturday.