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Sunday shows preview: 2020 candidates look to South Carolina

Sunday shows preview: 2020 candidates look to South Carolina
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South Carolina’s primary is expected to dominate Sunday talk shows as White House hopefuls and lawmakers hit the morning show circuit.

The Palmetto State will transform into the heart of the 2020 primary cycle after the conclusion of Nevada’s caucuses Saturday. The South Carolina contest on Feb. 29 will be the first opportunity for Democratic candidates to prove their appeal among black voters, who make up around 60 percent of the primary electorate in the state.

Polls show Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOvernight Energy: Treasury creates hub to fight climate change through finance | Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez introduce 'Green New Deal for Public Housing' | Don't attack Zoom for its Bernie Sanders federal tax bill Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez introduce 'Green New Deal for Public Housing' MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenObama, Clinton reflect on Mondale's legacy Biden, Harris commend Mondale in paving the way for female VP Mondale in last message to staff: 'Joe in the White House certainly helps' MORE battling for first place, with billionaire Tom SteyerTom SteyerCalifornia Democrats weigh their recall options Why we should be leery of companies entering political fray Steyer says he has 'no plans' to run for public office again MORE spending big in the state in hopes of a top-tier finish.

Biden and Steyer are set to appear on CBS’ “Face the Nation” and “Fox News Sunday,” respectively. Rep. Jim ClyburnJames (Jim) Enos ClyburnProgressives put Democrats on defense Bernie Sanders says he disagrees with Tlaib's call for 'no more police' Giffords group unveils gun violence memorial on National Mall MORE (D-S.C.), the No. 3 House Democrat who holds significant sway in South Carolina politics, will appear on ABC’s “This Week” and NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Former New York City Mayor Michael BloombergMichael BloombergHolder, Yates lead letter backing Biden pick for Civil Rights Division at DOJ The truth behind companies' 'net zero' climate commitments The strategy Biden needs to pass his infrastructure plan MORE is set to appear on MSNBC’s “Politics Nation” with host Al Sharpton. Bloomberg was rising in the polls heading into this week's Nevada debate after unleashing a hefty advertising blitz, though his debate performance and controversies over his past comments about women and stop and frisk have thrust uncertainty into his presidential prospects.

The Sunday shows will be televised as Washington grapples with recent revelations that Russia is already meddling in the 2020 race to support Sanders and President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse votes to condemn Chinese government over Hong Kong Former Vice President Walter Mondale dies at age 93 White House readies for Chauvin verdict MORE.

Marc Short, chief of staff to Vice President Pence, will appear on “Meet the Press” and “Fox News Sunday,” and White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien will be featured on “Face the Nation.”

Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphySenators in the dark on parliamentarian's decision Democratic senators call on Biden to support waiving vaccine patents Giffords group unveils gun violence memorial on National Mall MORE (D-Conn.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will be on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin Graham'Real Housewives of the GOP' — Wannabe reality show narcissists commandeer the party Graham: 'I could not disagree more' with Trump support of troop withdrawal Wall Street spent .9B on campaigns, lobbying in 2020 election: study MORE (R-S.C.) and Reps. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsCollins hits Warnock after All-Star Game pulled: 'Thanks for nothing' High anxiety over Trump in Georgia GOP Five big takeaways on Georgia's new election law MORE (R-Ga.) and John RatcliffeJohn Lee RatcliffeTrump alumni launch America First Policy Institute Sunday shows preview: Democrats eye two-part infrastructure push; Michigan coronavirus cases surge Former Trump officials eye bids for political office MORE (R-Texas) will appear on Fox's "Sunday Morning Futures." 

Here's the full Sunday show lineup:

ABC's “This Week" — O’Brien; Clyburn

NBC's “Meet the Press" — Clyburn; Short

CBS' “Face the Nation" — O'Brien; Biden

CNN's “State of the Union" — Murphy

Fox News Channel's “Fox News Sunday" — Short; Steyer

Fox News Channel's "Sunday Morning Futures" — Peter Navarro, Assistant to the President for Trade and Manufacturing Policy, Candace Owens, Host, "The Candace Owens Show" // Author, "Blackout", Graham, Collins and Ratcliffe