Can South Carolina Democrats find electoral success by running to the middle?

That's the question that West Ashley Democrats plan to explore during a May 10 forum featuring several prominent leaders.

The panelists include former U.S. Senate candidate, college president and judge Alex Sanders; the Rev. Joseph Darby; outgoing S.C. Democratic Party Chairwoman Carol Fowler; and newly elected party chairman Dick Harpootlian.

The forum -- which is free and open to the public -- will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the International Longshoremen Association Hall, 1422 Morrison Drive.

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