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'Fight for the First' debate set for tonight

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Republican candidates vying for South Carolinas 1st Congressional District seat will square off Thursday night in the "Fight for the First" debate at North Charleston City Hall.

The 15 GOP candidates are expected to be asked questions about federal spending, immigration, gun rights and regionalism.

To ensure things run smoothly, candidates will be broken down into three groups of five. Each group will have approximately an hour to answer questions from the debate moderator, South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis.

"There will be some questions that maybe they are anticipating and there will be some follow ups," said Loftis. "We have got to elect people who are heartfelt about their convictions, and will go to Washington and do what they believe."

Treasurer Loftis said he is excited to be moderating Thursday's debate, and that he has a few questions up his sleeve that will keep the candidates on their toes.

Overall, Loftis said he hopes to get honesty out of the candidates.

Thursday's debate starts at 6:30 p.m. at North Charleston City Hall. Tickets are required to attend the debate.

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