Columbia has been a fairly frequent stop for presidents, vice presidents and those seeking the nation’s loftiest elected posts over the past 20 years. Here’s a look at the guest list.
1988 March 7: Vice president and Republican presidential candidate George H.W. Bush Aug. 24: Bush running mate Dan Quayle Oct. 12: Democratic vice presidential nominee Lloyd Bentsen Oct. 19: Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis
2000 April 11: Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush July 6: President Bill Clinton Oct. 6: Bush running mate Dick Cheney Oct. 28: Bush
2004 July 19: Vice President Cheney Sept. 7: Bush and Cheney
2008 Sept. 9: Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden Oct. 20: Republican presidential candidate John McCain