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Cunningham calls for students to vote; Democratic gov. candidate visits S.C. State

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Joe Cunningham makes a guest appearance at the South Carolina State University student-led "Get Out and Vote" event.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Joe Cunningham stopped by South Carolina State University on Thursday to encourage students to vote.

“I want encourage people to get out and use their vote, which is their voice, and let them know that they’ve got skin in the game,” he said in an interview.

“I'm running against somebody who has been politician for literally longer than I've been alive. My view of what's at stake here is their freedoms, their future, their education, their jobs, and I think it's important to touch every single corner the state,” Cunningham said.

Cunningham appeared as a guest at a “Get Out and Vote” rally on S.C. State’s campus. The former congressman is challenging Republican Gov. Henry McMaster in Tuesday’s election.

Cunningham said he’d like to see more funding for the only public historically Black university in the state.