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We'll add candidate profiles and preview stories to this area through Nov. 2. The general election is Nov. 4. Audio from endorsement interviews is included with profiles.For candidates with audio but no profile, audio is listed below.

Hilton Head Island Mayor

Statewide races

National races


SC ETV and eight newspapers, including The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette, are sponsoring debates of statewide candidates. These debates will be streamed live on our Election News page at the times and dates shown in the table below. In addition, here is a link to a gubernatorial debate featuring incumbent Gov. Nikki Haley (R), SC Sen. Vince Sheheen (D), Tom Ervin (I), Steve French (L) and Morgan Reeves (UC), that occurred Oct. 14, sponsored by a Charleston television station.

These are the confirmed ETV- and newspaper-sponsored debates:

RaceParticipantsDate and time
US Senate SC Sen. Brad Hutto (D), Thomas Ravenel (Pet.) (concluded; click to watch) Oct. 13, 7 p.m.
Supt. of Education Molly Spearman and Tom Thompson (concluded; click to watch) Oct. 20, 7 p.m. (from 2 p.m. recording)
Lt. Governor Henry McMaster (R), SC Rep Bakari Sellers (D) (rescheduled) Oct. 27, 7 p.m.
US Senate (unexpired) Jill Bossi (American Party), Joyce Dickerson (D), US Sen. Tim Scott (R) Oct. 28, 7 p.m.
Absentee voting

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