WATCH: U.S. Senate candidates Graham, Harrison debate in Columbia

WATCH: U.S. Senate candidates Graham, Harrison debate in Columbia

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WMBF) – The candidates in the South Carolina race for U.S. Senate took part in their first debate in Columbia Saturday night.

Incumbent Lindsey Graham and challenger Jaime Harrison met at the Historically Black Allen University in Columbia for a nearly one-hour debate.

The debate was hosted by WMBF News, our sister station WIS and our parent company Gray Media.

There was no live audience, and all others in attendance were required to wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines.

WIS News Anchor Judi Gatson served as the moderator. A panel of several other journalists from across the state will also ask questions.

Panelists included WMBF News anchor Eric Weisfeld as well as:

  • Bill Sharpe (WCSC)
  • Adam Mintzer (WIS)
  • Joe Bustos (The State)
  • Alonzo Julian (Allen University)
  • Video submitted questions from Richard Rogers (WRDW) and Mike Cihla (WTOC)
  • Bill Sharpe (WCSC)
  • Adam Mintzer (WIS)
  • Joe Bustos (The State)
  • Alonzo Julian (Allen University)
  • Video submitted questions from Richard Rogers (WRDW) and Mike Cihla (WTOC)

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