The January debate for Republican candidates will be moderated by a TV Host well known in political circles. State GOP Chair Karen Floyd made that announcement today in Charleston.
Floyd calls it a coup for Charleston.
“The national, well-known very conservative commentator Joe Scarborough is really going to bring the eyes of the nation to Charleston to moderate the first Republican gubernatorial debate for this area, ” Floyd says.
Scarborough, a former Republican congressman, is the host of Morning Joe on MSNBC, which features press and politicians from all parties. He is also known for asking tough questions. Floyd says he will be given the freedom to do that: “He’s a fellow who’s going to speak his mind and do his piece and I think that’s just going to make this remarkable and he’ll have the latitude to do as he pleases.”
The Charleston gubernatorial debates are planned for the evening of January 28 at Memminger auditorium.
Scarborough has recently been on tour for his new book, The Last Best Hope: Restoring Conservatism and America’s Promise.