Democrats vying to challenge Scott set to debate

      By MEG KINNARDAssociated Press

      COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Some of the Democratic candidates vying for the chance to challenge U.S. Sen. Tim Scott are set to debate.

      Joyce Dickerson and Harry Pavilack are scheduled to participate Thursday in a debate sponsored by South Carolina Educational Television and several of the state's newspapers.

      Dickerson is a member of the Richland County Council. Pavilack is a longtime attorney in Myrtle Beach.

      A third Democrat, former York County Council member Sidney Moore, told The State newspaper he already had several campaign events scheduled for this week and would not attend.

      South Carolina's primary elections are June 10. Scott faces a challenger of his own in the Republican primary.

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