South Carolina politics will be on the menu at the Aiken County Democratic Party’s annual Hot Dog Social this month.

The public is invited to the party’s Hot Dog Social on Thursday, Aug. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. Individuals are asked to reserve a spot by Thursday, Aug. 14.

Scheduled to attend are S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen, D-Camden, who is running against Gov. Nikki Haley for the second time in the November general election; S.C. Sen. Brad Hutto, D-Orangeburg, who will face U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; and S.C. Sen. Nikki Setzler, D-Lexington.

Other attendees will include S.C. Rep. Bakari Sellers, D-Denmark, who will face former Attorney General Henry McMaster in November for lieutenant governor; and S.C. House District 84 Democratic candidate Rosie Berry.

Teresa Harper, first vice chair with the Aiken County Democratic Party, said attendees will have not only an opportunity to meet the candidates, but also to hear their stance on issues affecting South Carolina residents.

The meal includes a hotdog, baked beans, chips, coleslaw, dessert and drink for a donation of $10 per person. Children 12 years of age and younger and students with a student ID can donate $5. Additional hot dogs will cost $1 each.

The Aiken County Democratic Party Office is located at 831 Hayne Ave.

Parking will be available at 151 Waterloo St. at Access Chiropractic and along Hayne Avenue, east of the traffic light.

To register, call 803-648-6595.

For more information about the Aiken County Democratic Party, visit

Maayan Schechter is the local government reporter with Aiken Standard. Follow her on Twitter @MaayanSchechter.