Candidates debate around the Lowcountry

A list of forums, debates, public appearances and fundraisers open to the public by local candidates for elective office.


  • Hilton Head Island Republican Club breakfast for Mick Zais, state superintendent of education candidate: 9 a.m.-noon, Unit 2A of Port Royal Plaza; the club will supply coffee, attendees are asked to bring cookies, cakes, etc., to share; 843-681-9122
  • Wednesday

  • Luncheon for Hugh Weathers: noon, Reaves Fish Camp, 1509 Salem Road, Beaufort; Weathers is the Republican nominee for S.C. agriculture commissioner; hosted by Beaufort County GOP; seafood dishes and other lunch items will be available for $6.95; open to the public; 843-838-3189
  • Thursday

  • Hilton Head Island mayoral forum: 4 p.m., Hilton Head Plantation Clubhouse; moderated by the Hilton Head Island League of Women Voters
  • Hilton Head Island TEA Party "Join the Movement Rally": 7:30-8:30 p.m., The Mall at Shelter Cove; Republican gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley will appear; free admission; refreshments provided
  • Other Nikki Haley rallies: 4-5 p.m. at Beaufort Town Center in front of the Hilton Garden Inn on Boundary Street and 6-7 p.m. at University of South Carolina Beaufort's Hilton Head Gateway Campus
  • Friday

  • Hilton Head Island Republican Club meeting: 4-6 p.m., Unit 2A of Port Royal Plaza; Jim Collett, candidate for Hilton Head Island mayor, Ed McCullough, candidate for mayor, and Charles E. Raley, candidate for Town Council Ward 5 seat, to speak
  • Nov. 8

  • Hilton Head Island mayoral forum: 7 p.m., Hilton Head Island Town Hall, One Town Center Court; runoff debate, if necessary
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