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Sat Nov 21, 2015, 08:26 PM

Democratic candidates rally their party in South Carolina.

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Three Democratic presidential candidates gathered on Saturday to rally their party faithful and make it official: Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley will be on the ballot in South Carolina. . .

Heather Jones, a graphic designer from Daniel Island who owns her own business, came to the event as an undecided voter but walked away as an O'Malley supporter.

"You have my vote," she told him as he approached her and shook her hand after he made his remarks.

Jones had used her lipstick to write "O'Malley" in capital letters on the back of the Clinton sign she was holding. An official O'Malley sign wasn't an option because, though the crowd seemed to respond positively to his message Saturday, his campaign seemed largely absent from the event.

O'Malley has been spending more of his time campaigning in Iowa, where campaign officials recently made the decision to shift a bulk of their resources in the run up to the first votes there and in New Hampshire.

In his speech, O'Malley acknowledged his challenge in the race, in South Carolina and nationally.

"For a long time watching the national news I'm sure you thought you only had two choices," he said. "Well, guess what? You've got three."

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/democratic-candidates-rally-their-party-in-south-carolina/

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