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South Carolina Democratic candidates for governor go toe-to-toe in televised debate

Democratic candidates for governor, from left: Phil Noble, Rep. James Smith and Marguerite Willis. (WCIV)

Three Democratic candidates for governor talked about statewide issues including South Carolina prisons, the state's education system and healthcare at a televised debate Tuesday.

ABC News 4 put on the debate at the College of Charleston.

Candidates Rep. James Smith, D-Richland, Phil Noble and Marguerite Willis attended. Check out some of the points they made in the video above and see some of our live tweets from the debate below:


A Republican gubernatorial debate will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m., also at the College of Charleston. The hour-long debate will feature Republican candidates for governor:

  • Lt. Governor Kevin Bryant
  • Former Lt Governor Yancey McGill
  • Former Secretary of Labor Catherine Templeton
  • Businessman John Warren

Governor Henry McMaster declined our invitation to appear.

That debate will be televised live and streamed live on the ABC News 4 website and on our Facebook page.

ABC News 4 will also live tweet that event. Follow us on Twitter by clicking here.

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