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2004: SC Senate Republican Primary Debate

American Politics and Policy

GOP Senate Candidates Debated at Furman

The six Republicans vying to represent South Carolina in the U.S. Senate gathered on the Furman University campus Wednesday, April 7, 2004 for a debate that was televised live statewide. 

The debate, which began at 7 p.m. in McAlister Auditorium, was broadcasted by WSPA-TV in Spartanburg. The event was co-sponsored by WSPA-TV and Furman’s Richard W. Riley Institute of Government, Politics and Public Leadership. Furman’s student chapter of the College Republicans also served as a sponsor.

The debate was also broadcasted by WLTX in Columbia, WBTW in Florence/Myrtle Beach and WCBD in Charleston. Six Republicans attended the debate, David Beasley, Charles Condon, Orly Benny Davis, Jim DeMint, Mark McBride and Thomas Ravenel. 

The primary was held in South Carolina on June 8th. The general election took place November 2nd.

Press Coverage

The Greenville News and The State.