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SC "Faith And Family" Forum: Status Check

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BUSH, CARSON AND CRUZ ONLY CANDIDATES COMMITTED TO ATTEND EVENT …

Last week we posted an item on a scheduled “Faith and Family” debate to be held this week in Greenville, S.C. on the campus of Bob Jones University (yes, that Bob Jones University).

At the time, event organizers claimed “more than five leading Republican candidates have already affirmatively accepted, along with leaders from a number of national conservative public policy organizations.”

What’s the latest on that?

Well, the number of confirmed 2016 presidential candidates is apparently down to three … former Florida governor Jeb Bush, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas.

Two other candidates – New Jersey governor Chris Christie and U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida “have expressed strong interest as well” but are not confirmed.

Hmmmm …

No word on the plans of GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, Ohio governor John Kasich or former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina.

The so-called “2016 Faith and Family Presidential Forum” will be held on Friday, February 12 from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. EST.  Sponsored by the Palmetto Family Alliance and the Conservative Leadership Project, the event will be moderated by Palmetto Family CEO Oran Smith and S.C. attorney general Alan Wilson.

You know … assuming candidates show up …

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