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MSNBC's Scarborough to moderate SCGOP gubernatorial debate

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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The South Carolina Republican Party Thursday announced that conservative cable host Joe Scarborough will moderate the state GOP's gubernatorial debate, to be held on Jan. 28 in Charleston.

Scarborough is a former Florida Congressman and host of the popular show "Morning Joe" on MSNBC. He recently authored "The Last Best Hope: Restoring Conservatism and America's Promise."

The debate will take place at Memminger Auditorium in Charleston. Further details about the debate and the events surrounding it have not yet been announced.

"The South Carolina Republican Party is incredibly fortunate to have five great candidates running for governor, and we are fortunate to have a nationally recognized figure like Joe Scarborough here to highlight them," SC GOP Chairman Karen Floyd said.

"Our Party has a winning message in South Carolina, one of cutting taxes, limiting government and expanding individual liberty, and we are looking forward to hearing each of our candidates weigh in on how they will advance those ideals," she said.

Charleston resident Mallory Factor is serving as Chairman of the debate and its organizing committee.  Factor said that the event would showcase the candidates as well as Charleston.

Factor said Charleston represents a microcasm of the state and the path to the governor's mansion is through the city. "It wilmicrocosmnderful opportunity to underscore the importance of the Holy City to our state," said Factor.

The candidates - Attorney General Henry McMaster, state Rep. Nikki Haley, state Sen. Larry Grooms, Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer and U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett - squared off for the first time in September.

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