South Carolina’s top prosecutor will moderate a series of forums across the state featuring nearly all of the Republican candidates, according to an announcement Thursday from a conservative nonprofit group.
The Conservative Leadership Project said 16 of the 17 candidates (excepting former Virginia U.S. Sen. Jim Webb) have agreed to participate in a series of forums moderated by Attorney General Alan Wilson. The forums will focus on the constitution, potential U.S. Supreme Court vacancies, and the rule of law.
The forums will start with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in two weeks. The September 3 will be at Winthrop University’s Richardson Ballroom in Rock Hill at 11a.m.
The conservative group is portraying the forums as allowing the public to hear Republican candidates’ positions on how future Supreme Courts could act on issues such as “Obamacare,” Dodd-Frank, various EPA regulations, and President Obama’s executive orders on immigration. The group says the next president has the potential to appoint as many as four Supreme Court judges.
The nonprofit says it strives to educate and engage Americans on the rule of law and the broad-reaching impact of the judicial system.