Many people discount the local elections but they usually have a bigger impact on where your tax dollars go. That is why the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (MBACC) and the Grand Strand Business Alliance (GSBA) are hosting a general election debate for the two candidates, Republican Tom Rice and Democrat Gloria Bromell Tinubu.
The event is free and open to the public and will be held on Oct. 17 at Myrtle Beach High School. The 7th Congressional District debate will begin at 8 p.m., but the pre-debate program featuring national politicos James Carville and Mary Matalin will begin at 6:30 p.m.
“This is going to be an outstanding opportunity to hear the two candidates for the U.S. 7th Congressional district House seat address issues that are important to the Myrtle Beach area and entire Grand Strand business community. We are excited to offer this free forum to the general public during this critically important election for our area,” said Richard Singleton, chairman of the MBACC board of directors.
For those who love national politics and still can’t get enough, James Carville and Mary Matalin will lead the pre-debate program, offering their insights regarding the current political climate and upcoming elections to attendees. Carville, commonly referred to as ‘The Ragin’ Cajun,’ is America’s best-known political consultant. His long list of electoral successes shows a knack for steering overlooked campaigns to unexpected landslide victories and for re-making political underdogs into upset winners. Matalin is one of the most celebrated and popular conservative voices in America. As an author, television and radio host, and widely sought after political contributor, pundit and public speaker, she is noted for her straightforward manner and insightful political wit.
No registration or tickets are needed to attend the 7th Congressional district debate, but general seating will be offered on a first come, first serve basis. But if you can’t be there, fret not, we will be reporting for you.
Thanks to Politico for the picture of Carville and Matalin.