MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – Congresswoman Nancy Mace (R) and challenger Dr. Annie Andrews (D) met Wednesday night for their only debate ahead of the November general election.
Both are vying for your vote in the race for South Carolina’s First Congressional District.
The district now looks much different today than it did when Rep. Mace first ran for the seat two years ago with a change in district lines.
The incumbent worked to appeal to undecided and independent voters, and perhaps some Democrats when it comes to the bipartisan work that she has done in Washington during her term.
And while Dr. Andrews doesn’t necessarily have experience as a politician and no record when it comes to politics. But she worked to secure the Democratic base while also trying to make an appeal to some of the more extreme wings of the Republican party that she may be a viable alternative.
The conversation became heated at moments when talking about abortion and gender-affirming treatment but agreed on some topics like the legalization of marijuana.
WCBD-TV’s Carolyn Murray and WSAV-TV’s Ben Senger served as moderators for the debate.
Each candidate was given 60 seconds to answer questions and 30 seconds to answer follow-ups or rebuttals, as needed.
The election for South Carolina’s First Congressional District (SC01) will take place on Tuesday, November 8. Early voting in the state begins on Monday. Registration to vote in South Carolina’s election has already closed.