Republican SC gov hopefuls debating at GOP event

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Republican candidates for governor are debating issues in Greenville.

The field of 4 began their debate Thursday night at the Greenville County Republican Party's annual fundraising dinner.

They're gearing up for the June 8 primary as campaigns reach a fever pitch and try win support in this key Republican County.

The candidates are facing each other in a room packed with nearly 300 people. State Rep. Nikki Haley and Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer faced U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett and state Attorney General Henry McMaster as the debate began with introductory remarks.

Haley called for term limits and tax law changes. Bauer said the state faces huge problems.

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