First GOP primary debate for SC-GOV scheduled 09/22.

This is of note for two reasons:

Republicans in Laurens and Newberry counties will host the state’s first gubernatorial debate for the 2010 GOP nomination. The debate will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Newberry Opera House.

Expected to attend are all the announced and likely Republican candidates to replace term-limited Gov. Mark Sanford. They are 3rd Congressional District Rep. Gresham Barrett, Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer, state Sen. Larry Grooms of Bonneau, state Rep. Nikki Haley of Columbia and S.C. Attorney General Henry McMaster.

First, obviously, it’s of interest because it’ll include Rep. Nikki Haley, who was of course one of our best-received candidates at the RedState Gathering. Check out the video at the link – or check out the one below:

…and if you like that, here’s Nikki Haley’s donation page.

But the second reason why this is of interest is that the Newberry GOP is soliciting video questions for the debate.  While this is admittedly been known to produce somewhat… unusual questions in the past, it does say something about how improvements in video technology has been quietly changing the political landscape.  I mean, consider: how many breaking stories these days rely on somebody being in the right spot at the right time with a camcorder?

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.

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