SC party chairs to discuss impact of presidential campaign on state

South Carolina’s political party chairs will meet at the University of South Carolina on Oct. 20 to discuss the impact of the presidential campaign on the state. The event takes place the day after the final candidate debate and just weeks before the Nov. 8 general election.

“Campaign 2016: The Impact in South Carolina. A conversation with South Carolina Republican and Democratic State Chairs” will take place 6-7:30 p.m. in the university’s School of Law auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

Jaime Harrison from the S.C. Democratic Party and Matt Moore, from the S.C. GOP, will offer a candid look at the acrimonious presidential race and its impact on political parties in South Carolina, a state with largely uncontested races and a shaky two-party system.

Charles Bierbauer, dean of the College of Information and Communications and a former political reporter and White House correspondent, will moderate the event, which will include a question-and-answer session with university political science faculty followed by questions from the audience.

Joining Bierbauer on the political science panel will be Monique Lyle, Todd Shaw and Robert Oldendick. Lyle is director of the university’s Institute for Public Service and Policy Research. Shaw, interim chair of the department of political science, specializes in American racial and ethnic politics, social movements and grassroots activism. Oldendick is an expert on American and South Carolina politics, elections and polling.

Presiding over the evening will be Don Fowler who teaches a media and politics class at the university. Last fall, Harrison and Moore co-taught the class with Fowler.

The event is sponsored by the College of Arts and Science and its department of political science and the College of Information and Communications.

For more information about the university’s Oct. 20 campaign 2016 event, contact the department of political science at 803-777-3109.

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