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 SandersOn The Money: Pessimism grows as coronavirus talks go down to the wire | Jobs report poised to light fire under COVID-19 talks | Tax preparers warn unemployment recipients could owe IRS Senators introduce bill to block Trump armed drone sale measure Sanders offers bill to tax billionaires' wealth gains during pandemic MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says his faith is 'bedrock foundation of my life' after Trump claim Biden clarifies comments comparing African American and Latino communities Kanye West may have missed deadline to get on Wisconsin ballot by minutes: report MORE battling for first place, with billionaire Tom SteyerTom SteyerSteyer endorses reparations bill, commits to working with Jackson Lee Progressive group launches M pro-Biden ad buy targeting young voters The Hill's Campaign Report: Jacksonville mandates face coverings as GOP convention approaches 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 ClyburnWe must protect the right to vote, even today   Clyburn: Biden needs VP pick who has 'a lot of passion' Jim Jordan presses Fauci on protests, COVID-19 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 BloombergEverytown on the NRA lawsuit: 'Come November, we're going to make sure they're out of power, too' Hillicon Valley: Trump raises idea of delaying election, faces swift bipartisan pushback | Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google release earnings reports | Senators ask Justice Department to investigate TikTok, Zoom Meme group joins with Lincoln Project in new campaign against Trump 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 John TrumpBiden says his faith is 'bedrock foundation of my life' after Trump claim Coronavirus talks on life support as parties dig in, pass blame Ohio governor tests negative in second coronavirus test 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 MurphyOvernight Defense: Air Force general officially becomes first African American service chief | Senators introduce bill to block Trump armed drone sale measure | State Department's special envoy for Iran is departing the Trump administration Senators introduce bill to block Trump armed drone sale measure Pessimism grows as coronavirus talks go down to the wire MORE (D-Conn.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will be on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamThe Hill's Campaign Report: Trump's visit to battleground Ohio overshadowed by coronavirus New polls show tight races for Graham, McConnell Yates spars with GOP at testy hearing MORE (R-S.C.) and Reps. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsSabato's Crystal Ball shifts Iowa Senate race to 'toss-up,' Georgia toward GOP Loeffler knocks WNBA players for wearing shirts backing Democratic challenger WNBA players wear 'Vote Warnock' shirts in support of Loeffler Democratic challenger MORE (R-Ga.) and John RatcliffeJohn Lee RatcliffeHillicon Valley: Google extending remote work policy through July 2021 | Intel community returns final Russia report to Senate committee after declassification | Study finds election officials vulnerable to cyberattacks Intel community returns final Russia report volume to Senate after declassification review Hillicon Valley: Feds warn hackers targeting critical infrastructure | Twitter exploring subscription service | Bill would give DHS cyber agency subpoena power 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