CHARLESTON, S.C. — Former gubernatorial candidate Marguerite Willis is among those scheduled to appear at a South Carolina Democratic Party fundraiser Thursday afternoon.

Willis, a Florence resident who is married to former Florence Mayor Frank Willis, will appear alongside former United States Attorney General Eric Holder, state Sens. Margie Bright Matthews and Marlon Kimpson, state Reps. Robert Brown, Wendell Gillard, Joe Jefferson, David Mack III, J.A. Moore, Marvin Pendarvis, and Leon Stavrinakis, state party Chairman Trav Robertson Jr., Charleston party Chair Colleen Condon, Richard Hricik, Katie Monoc, Brady Quick-Garvan, Charleston County Auditor Peter Tecklenburg, and Charleston County Treasurer Mary Tinkler.

Holder served as the 82nd U.S. attorney general from 2009 to 2015 during the presidency of Barack Obama.

The fundraiser is being held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Nexsen Pruet offices at 205 King St. in Charleston.

Willis is a member in the firm’s Columbia office.

She ran for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2018. Her running mate was state Sen. John Scott. Willis finished second in the Democratic primary behind former state Rep. James Smith and his running mate, state Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell, and ahead of Phil Noble and his running mate, Gloria Tinubu.

The Smith-Norrell campaign lost to the Republican candidate, Henry McMaster, and his running mate, Pamela Evette, in the 2018 general election.

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