(CNN) – Hillary Clinton has returned to South Carolina to make her final push before the state's Saturday primary.
The New York senator spent the last two days looking ahead to the "Super Tuesday" states while her husband made the rounds in South Carolina.
Her absence led some to question whether she was conceding the state to rival Barack Obama, but she's stepping up her campaigning in the final hours.
Clinton on Thursday was delivering a speech on the economy in Greenville before heading to Anderson. Obama was attending an event in Kingstree, a roundtable discussion in Beaufort and rallies in Beaufort and North Charleston. Clinton and Obama were to appear separately on African-American radio host Michael Baisden's nationally syndicated show.
Clinton and Obama are leading the race in South Carolina, ahead of former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards, who was holding events in Greenwood and Seneca Thursday.
The Saturday primary wraps up a week marked by tense rhetoric regarding the role of race in the presidential election.
The candidates have been trying to win the support of South Carolina's African-American voters, who make up roughly 50 percent of the state's Democratic primary electorate. Obama is leading that group in most recent surveys.