Latest News

Chairman Connelly announces 1st Congressional Debate

SCGOP Chairman Chad Connelly today announced a First Congressional District primary debate to be held on Thursday evening, March 14 in Charleston, South Carolina. Held on the campus of Porter-Gaud School, the debate will be presented by the party, in conjunction with local and national partners.

“On behalf of all South Carolina Republicans, I am proud to announce that the South Carolina Republican Party will be partnering with both local and national organizations to host a Republican primary debate for the First Congressional District on Thursday, March 14, 2013,” said SCGOP Chairman Chad Connelly.

“This debate, which will be held less than a week before voters head to the polls, demonstrates to the district and the nation that we have excellent candidates in the race to succeed Sen. Tim Scott. We look forward to the March 14 debate at Porter-Gaud’s beautiful campus on the banks of the Ashley River as we ensure that whoever wins the Republican primary will be the next congressman from the First District,” continued Chairman Connelly.

DuBose Egleston, Head of School at Porter-Gaud said, “Porter-Gaud is honored to have the opportunity to support the wider community in hosting this debate on campus. We hope that our students will also take this opportunity to witness one aspect of our political process – the open dialog and exchange of ideas.”

Local and National media partners, other headlining sponsors, criteria and format will be announced at a press conference at the school at a later date.

About Porter-Gaud School

Porter-Gaud School is an Episcopal, coeducational, independent, college preparatory day school in Charleston, SC with an enrollment of approximately 900 students in grades one through twelve. Porter-Gaud School fosters a challenging academic environment that honors excellence in teaching and learning, respects differences, expects honesty, and applauds achievement. Learn more about the school at


Keep checking with for further details.