SC governor candidates debate higher education

ROCK HILL, SC - ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's candidates for governor plan to discuss the future of higher education in the state.

The debate is set Tuesday evening at Winthrop University in Rock Hill.

Organizers expect an audience of around 500, with college and university presidents, state public officials, business leaders and students from Winthrop and other schools.

The Republicans expected to participate are U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett, Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer, state Rep. Nikki Haley of Lexington and state Attorney General Henry McMaster.

The Democrats are state Sen. Robert Ford of Charleston, state Superintendent of Education Jim Rex and state Sen. Vincent Sheheen of Camden.

A panel of journalists will question the candidates.

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