South Carolina Democratic Candidates for Governor

Charleston, S.C. (WCIV) — Three Democratic candidates for governor talked about statewide issues including South Carolina prisons, the state's education system and healthcare at a televised debate Tuesday.

ABC News 4 put on the debate at the College of Charleston.

Candidates Rep. James Smith, D-Richland, Phil Noble and Marguerite Willis attended. Check out some of the points they made in the video above and see some of our live tweets from the debate below:

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“I’m not a multi-millionaire, I’m simply a South Carolinian who is hurt by our state, by the children who can’t have the kind of future that a broken government has prevented us from.” – Phil Noble

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“Girl power. We are tired—we are beyond tired—of not having equal pay, not having equal rights and our reproductive rights being used as a political football. I’m running to be the head woman in charge.” -Marguerite Willis

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“I believe in a South Carolina where everyone has access to affordable health care coverage no matter where they live, or how much money they have.” – James Smith

A Republican gubernatorial debate will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m., also at the College of Charleston. The hour-long debate will feature Republican candidates for governor: 

  • Lt. Governor Kevin Bryant
  • Former Lt Governor Yancey McGill
  • Former Secretary of Labor Catherine Templeton
  • Businessman John Warren

Governor Henry McMaster declined our invitation to appear.


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