SCGOP to host CBS News presidential primary debate in February 2016
Coronado, California – The South Carolina Republican Party, in partnership with the Republican National Committee, today announced that South Carolina will host a CBS News Republican presidential primary debate in February 2016. The decision was announced at the RNC Winter Meeting being held this week in San Diego.
“South Carolina has played an important role in picking America’s president since 1980. After much hard work to secure the 2016 primary, we can’t wait to continue that tradition,” said S.C. Republican Party Chairman Matt Moore. “Beyond giving our Republican voters the opportunity to ask tough questions and shape the nation’s future, the primary and debates give a great boost to South Carolina’s economy.”
A recent SCGOP/Univ. of South Carolina study showed that South Carolina’s 2012 presidential primary cycle had an almost $50 million positive impact on South Carolina’s economy.
Details including the date and location of the February 2016 debate will be announced later this year. The SCGOP and CBS News last partnered for a presidential debate in November 2011, when Wofford College in Spartanburg hosted the first-ever primetime primary debate held on a broadcast network.