Candidates for Congress to debate on WPDE Friday night

Tom Rice and Andre Bauer, the candidates for the Republican nomination for the Seventh Congressional District, will debate Friday night in the WPDE studios at 8 p.m.

The debate will air live on WPDE NewsChannel 15 and stream live on

None of the nine candidates received the majority necessary to win the race. Bauer and Rice received the most votes and advanced to the runoff.

NewsChannel 15's Tim McGinnis will moderate the debate, and the three will talk about issues affecting the Grand Strand and the Pee Dee, national issues like health care, foreign policy and more.

The runoff election for the Republican 7th Congressional District race is next Tuesday.