Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will no longer be making a stop at Virginia State University on Feb. 17, a spokesperson confirmed on Monday.
The event was originally planned to be held at 7 p.m. at the VSU Multi-Purpose Center. VSU is listed on the Senator's campaign website as a historically black university, which Sanders is touring.
The campaign rep said Sanders could still announce an appearance at VSU - but it will not be this Wednesday.
Sanders is setting out to introduce himself to the African-American community, which traditionally holds strong ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton.
The effort will prove to be critical to Sanders' success in South Carolina, where an NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll has Clinton leading 74-17 percentage points among likely African American primary voters.
The Palmetto State holds its Democratic primary Feb. 27, with 59 total delegates at stake. Clinton currently has 45 delegates, Sanders has 36. A Democratic candidate needs 2,383 delegates to win the nomination.