COLUMBIA — Eleven Republican presidential candidates are expected in the Upstate today to participate in the Take Back America presidential forum.
It’ll be a long day for spectators of the event, which runs from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Yes, longer than CNN’s three-hour debate.
The forum’s format will involve moderators Gov. Nikki Haley, former S.C. Sen. Jim DeMint and Heritage Action CEO Mike Needham asking questions for a period of 20 – 25 minutes to each candidate, who will take to the stage on their own. It’ll allow for them answer questions head on, without having candidates speaking over each other.
Who is going?
Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Bobby Jindal, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum, Donald Trump and Scott Walker.
Forum a chance for GOP candidates to reel in Trump, Carson (The Post and Courier)
Candidates fine tune messages for forum (The Greenville News)
Now what? Where the candidates are headed after the second GOP debate (The Washington Post)
After Debate, Republicans Try to Alter Perceptions of Their Performance (The New York Times)
Donald Trump Says He’d Look At Getting Rid Of Muslims In “Training Camps” As President (Buzzfeed)
Sanders sees burst of fundraising (The Washington Post)
What Jeb Bush, underdog, looks like (The Washington Post)
Walker to focus on Iowa following quiet debate (The Associated Press)
CNN gets 22.9 million viewers for GOP debate (The Associated Press)
Trump test: Hillary Clinton lets Jimmy Fallon tug on her hair (The Associated Press)
Fiorina’s victory lap (Politico)
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Feds arrest friend who welcomed Dylann Roof into home (The Post and Courier)
Charleston County to fund $18 million for Aeronautical Training Center (The Post and Courier)
Modest gains in number of S.C. students taking SAT, AP exams (The Post and Courier)
DHEC board won’t review Giti Tire air permit (The Herald)
Superintendent’s wife worked 5 months as district consultant (The Island Packet)
Cleveland Sellers announces retirement from Voorhees College (The Times and Democrat)
Aiken’s Democrats hold 13th Annual Fish Fry (Aiken Standard)