- Associated Press - Monday, June 6, 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford is facing off against state Rep. Jenny Horne in a debate in their race for the GOP nomination in the Lowcountry’s 1st Congressional District.

Local media outlets report that the two meet Monday evening in a debate that is being televised on South Carolina Educational Television Network. It’s their first joint appearance of the campaign in advance of next week’s GOP primary in the district that runs from the Charleston area southwest along the coast to the Georgia state line.

The primary is June 14.

Horne gained national attention for her impassioned speech last year calling for removing the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds.

The Summerville lawmaker is not seeking re-election to the House.

Sanford was governor from 2003 to 2011.

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