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Republican presidential hopefuls hold Lowcountry events ahead of debate

SOUTH CAROLINA (WCSC) -

The race for the 2016 Presidential election is heating up as more candidates make their way to South Carolina. A few candidates are meeting with supporters in the Lowcountry Wednesday ahead of Thursday's debate in North Charleston.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio rallied with Lowcountry supporters at Water Dog Grill in Mount Pleasant Wednesday at noon.

Rubio's talking points included plans to cancel what he called a "ridiculous agreement" with Iran, get rid of Obamacare and repeal every executive order made by President Obama that he feels is unconstitutional.

When speaking about Hillary Clinton, Rubio reportedly said "I cannot wait to run against her." 

Former Governor Mike Huckabee held a "Huckabee Huddle" at the First Baptist Church of Charleston on Church Street Wednesday. The event was from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush held a meet and greet Wednesday at Midtown Bar and Grill in Charleston. The event was from 5:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m.

Ohio Governor John Kasich also held a meet and greet in Charleston. The event started at 5:15 p.m. at the Cumberland St. Smokehouse. It was hosted by State Representative Chip Limehouse. 

Texas Senator Ted Cruz and former state attorney general Charlie Condon held a rally in Dorchester.

It happened from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m at The Gatherings at Dorchester, 521 Limestone Rd. 

On Thursday, Carly Fiorina will hold a Town Hall at the Charleston Crab House on Wappoo Creek Drive from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Later at 2 p.m., former Republican senator Rick Santorum will have a Town Hall with Attorney General Alan Wilson at 171 Moultrie St. in Charleston. 

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