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John Legend to Support Elizabeth Warren on the Campaign Trail in South Carolina

John Legend
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John Legend arrives for the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 26, 2020 in Los Angeles.

John Legend is the latest musician to hit the campaign trail and will be joining his preferred presidential candidate in Charleston, S.C.

Following her headline-grabbing performance in the democratic debate in Las Vegas, Legend, along with the Warren campaign, announced on Friday (Feb. 21) that he would be heading to South Carolina to support the senator at two events.

CNN reports that Legend is set to perform during at least one of the two events, which take place in Orangeburg and Charleston on Feb. 26. Both events take place in the week leading up to Super Tuesday on March 3, which is when the most states hold primary elections and caucuses. (Voters in South Carolina will not be heading to the polls on Super Tuesday in 2020, but voters in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont and Virginia will.)

Legend has been a vocal supporter of Warren: he was impressed with her performance during the debate on Wednesday night (Feb. 19), and told Vanity Fair back in October that he and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, were huge fans. 

“She’s the best candidate running today and she comes at it with joy and with sincerity and with a wealth of knowledge and experience," he told Vanity Fair. “Honestly, I don’t comprehend why guys hate women so much sometimes... You see someone as transparently competent and eloquent and on fire as Elizabeth Warren and then you hear some guys just are not into voting for a woman. Why do guys feel so threatened by the idea of a woman president?”